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Dynamic, authentic messaging helped NAB connect,
support and create real opportunities within
Indigenous communities.



As a new contender in the mass category market, the Noah’s juice brand
needed to be fresh, distinctive and visually vibrant.


Building respect and awareness
in the Indigenous community

Coles deepened its connections with the broader Indigenous community by
commissioning a creative Indigenous brand that helps strengthen internal
networks committed to celebrating and supporting Indigenous culture.


Developing understanding and awareness

When Toll launched into affiliation with the Indigenous
community, the branding needed to depict the many and varied
employment pathways within a multilevel logistics business.

State Basketball Centre

Multisport Challenge

Knox Council required a facility brand centred on basketball yet relevant for multisport
activities. It took creative artistry to deliver a dynamic and vibrant solution that all
stakeholders would be proud of.

Artistry at Work

All Case Studies
Reconciliation Australia
Bupa Australia
Our Vote, Our Future
Australia Post Branding
Cancer Council NSW
Legal Aid NSW
Closing the Gap 2015
Outback Chip Company
National Australia Bank
Noah’s Creative Juice
Toll Group
State Basketball Centre
Commission for Aboriginal Children and Young People

Our design philosophy is simple.

Every situation is different and
demands a unique solution.

About Marcus Lee Design

Brand to Open Minds

Marcus Lee Design simplifies the business of branding and communicating cultural diversity. 
It is a solution like no other because of the unique duality that thrives within our studio. We have dwelled in the domain of mainstream communications executing many high profile brands, packaging and advertising campaigns.

Our Approach – Artistic Thinking

Artistic thinking is how Marcus approaches the creation of brand storytelling between two or more converging cultures. Thinking like an artist drives inspiration beyond the conventional design practices to successfully breakthrough into the minds of the intended market. Using this approach, Marcus draws on deep understanding of Indigenous art culture and technique while applying his significant commercial insight to create overlapping layers of authentic artistry with company brand symbolism and values.

Marcus Lee – Studio Director

Marcus Lee founder and studio director leads the design team and personally works directly with clients to deliver innovative work that is visually engaging and commercially relevant. Marcus is a gifted designer whose work over the last 30 years has touched millions of Australians through his design and marketing communications projects for many high profile public and private organisations.

In 1996, with fourteen years of design experience and a wide commercial network, Marcus made the decision to establish his own design studio. In the years that have followed, the studio has enjoyed considerable success building a reputation for leading edge design solutions across all forms of media and print. Marcus is passionate about creative design and has relished those opportunities to share his knowledge including lecturing in design at Swinburne and Monash Universities.

Born and raised in Darwin NT, Marcus is a descendant of the Karajarri people and is proud of his Aboriginal heritage. It was inevitable that those roots would pull at his art strings and take him and his design team into the evolving realm of communicating cultural diversity. This also brings with it the scope to participate within the commercial community helping to improve the living standards of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Marcus Lee Design is a certified supplier with Supply Nation.


Helping brands embrace diversity

Marcus Lee creates original brands that tell visually engaging stories to diverse audiences. Applying unique artistic thinking, Marcus integrates the right balance of authentic artistry with company brand symbolism that is contemporary and culturally relevant.

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Marcus Lee Design crafts communications to maximise audience and community engagement across multi media platforms, print and visual presentations. From powerful imagery, video content, animation and story writing – our team delivers solutions that breathe new life into how your audience receives and interprets your company character and communications.



Marcus Lee Design has significant experience in designing packaging for highly competitive markets in consumer product categories. We understand the importance of brand integrity, visual attraction and how packaging must reach out and connect with consumers on both an emotional and functional level.


Client Praise

Marcus Lee is an outstanding designer. His work in producing a new visual identity and branding for our Indigenous Electoral Participation Program was excellent. Marcus has a rare ability for creating modern and fresh designs that appeal to a wide range of people. We’ve had extremely positive feedback from both stakeholders and members of the public about the vibrancy and impact of this brand. Marcus is very professional, easy to deal with and accommodating and I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Paula Nesci
Australian Electoral Commission

Marcus Lee Design is a first class business with first class service and work. They are the best in the business, professional and are our first call in building our Indigenous narratives and designs that represents the cultural strength and integrity of our programs.

Jason Mifsud
Head of Diversity and International
AFL House

I personally have worked with Marcus Lee since 2009 when I was Director for the Koori Justice Unit. We first engaged Marcus to create the ‘Koori Strong, Koori Proud, Koori Justice’ branding and to also graphically interpret the Kurnai Shield artwork. Marcus has since created the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement Phase 3 report which was launched at the Old T reasury Building in 2013 for us. I have since moved from Department of Justice to Commissioner for ‘Commission for Children and Young People.’ Marcus has recently created our Indigenous branding. Marcus has a particular forte in logo development.

Andrew Jackomos
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People


On 26 July 2018, Frasers Property Australia launched their first Reconciliation Action Plan. Marcus Lee created the Frasers Property Australia Indigenous artwork. Here is an insight to the creative process of this artwork.


Our business philosophy is simple too.

We want to work with great people,
do great work and enjoy what we do.

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If you are looking for an artistically original branding concept to herald how your organisation is enlivening cultural diversity – please call Donna on 0478 829 010.
51 Abinger Street, Richmond
Victoria 3121 Australia
Marcus Lee
Creative Director
0418 992 086
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