Friday, July 25, 2008

Designer Bio - Preston Lee

Age: 27
Hometown: Amarillo, Texas
Resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

This Southwestern native began pursuing design at a very young age. Preston studied under numerous designers, architects, developers, and furniture designers and continued formal education at The Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. After studying abroad for a year in Australia, Preston knew that he was meant for design. He began working with Kenneth Brown Design full-time, before establishing his own design firm, Preston Lee Design, two years later, at the young age of 21. Since then, he has worked on a number of high-profile projects including creating the set design for the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, the bar iCandy, green condo complex in West Hollywood, and several celebrity homes. Preston describes his style as being sexy and sophisticated. He believes it is necessary for his clients to be surrounded by beauty and comfort, but he also takes pride in challenging them to think outside the box. . "Good design should always have that 'wow factor.'"