"Lester has a sophisticated style, is calm, sincere and brilliantly talented. I have trusted him with projects where a special touch was paramount. He never fails to deliver and always impresses. Working with Lester is a pleasure and his clear enjoyment of his profession is a motivator for others around him which is such a relief when you need a job done properly and on time."
Senior Partner, PRP
"Working with Lester to develop our brand was instrumental in our company’s success. Working from the brand guidelines that were developed has simplified operations for the team and made marketing decisions a lot simpler. As the brand evolves, Lester is always there to support us."
"Lester expertly guided us through a comprehensive brand refresh, and we continue to value his input on all aspects of our branding. He’s a pleasure to work with."
Director, Jordans Car Storage
"Lester has the ability to bridge different cultures and provide creative solutions in the most eloquent way to enhance communication and understanding. He is always at the front of mind for corporate design/branding and is able to get everyone committed to and excited about projects."
Corporate Manager, International Asset Manager
I specialise in corporate identity, conference branding and graphic design. I have designed identities for over 80 companies around the world, from a boutique hotel in Khao Lak, Thailand to a Michelin-starred restaurant in East London. I set exacting standards for my work and take pride in what I create for my clients.
Currently I’m working on the branding for an annual conference at London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, having previously branded conferences and events at The Shard, OXO Tower, Hilton London Wembley and the University of Birmingham.
I developed my design skills through more than 25 years of workplace experience. After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 I worked in graphic design in London and Hong Kong, where my mentor was the eminent Henry Steiner. In 2004, I returned to the UK in a senior role for the influential architectural practice PRP.
Thirteen years later I became an entrepreneur and founded Underdogs, a network of independent creatives who collaborate on projects requiring a range of skills. I run the Underdogs business alongside LesterClarkDesign.
From an early age I travelled extensively with my family; these journeys made me at home in many cultures. I have lived in Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong and Phuket.
Nowadays, I’m happy to call West Sussex home, I love its superb choices for dining, shopping, music and theatre, and its countryside walks with stunning views. I also enjoy CrossFit, singing in the Horsham Rock Choir, playing my guitar and sailing. As a Goodwood Road Racing Club member I regularly visit The Kennels and attend Goodwood events throughout the year, among them the Festival of Speed and Revival.
Current clients include: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, The Housing Forum, PRP, The South East Consortium, The Sarojin boutique resort, Swan Housing Association and OT&P Healthcare.
Past clients include: Overbury, Galvin Restaurants, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, EC Harris, Royal Phuket Marina, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Cathay Pacific Airways, Ericsson, Hutchison Whampoa Property, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Citigate Lloyd Northover and The Economist.
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