Installation for Autodesk's HQ
hello@byalicelee.com
Hello friend, I'm Alice — I'm an independent illustrator and muralist! As a Bay Area native, I am based in San Francisco. I work out of Lavender Labs, a wonderful studio with fellow artists Amy, Shirley, Catherine and Connie. My favorite corner of the internet is the Creative Cuties Discord that my friend Amy and I co-run! 

I want to create work with heart, purpose, and originality, with collaborators and for communities who value the same things. Some of my favorite projects include my interactive mural installation for the Asian Art Museum titled "Together, Let's Be ____", the participatory installation "Dear Future Me" at the XOXO Festival, and contributing to Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential campaign as part of her guest artist series. I host a drawing show with Adobe called Doodle Therapy. My drawing streams for Adobe have totaled over 200k+ views, and you can watch & draw along here.

If you know me from the Internet, you may have seen my work developing illustration systems for companies like Slack, Automattic (WordPress), Wealthfront, Facebook (Spaces), and while in-house at Dropbox (Carousel, Mailbox, and Dropbox).

Previously, I joined Dropbox as an early product designer and second illustrator on the team. Before that, I studied at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Business school to art may be an unusual journey, but I think it's helpful to have a healthy skepticism towards the expectations of the status quo, whether it's attending the "right school" or having the "right credentials." After all, we're all, in our own ways, simply striving to reach the center.

Want to get in touch? Let’s get tea.
Selected clients
Adobe
Airbnb
Apple
Asian Art Museum
Autodesk
Clearbit
Chipotle
Coach
Dandelion Chocolate
Dribbble
Dropbox
Elizabeth Warren Presidential Campaign
Facebook
Figma
Foursquare
Gabrielle Giffords / Gifford's Courage
Google
IDEO
Intercom

Macy's
Microsoft
Philz Coffee
Pinterest
Postmates
Pow! Wow! SJ Festival
Salesforce
Sequoia Capital
Slack
Southwest
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Tonko House
Venmo
Wacom
Wealthfront
WordPress.com / Automattic
XOXO Festival
Video feature by Dribbble: "How Illustrator Alice Lee Finds Flow"
Selected features

From Analog to Digital with Alice Lee

Adobe Creative Cloud / Adobe Create Magazine

Video Feature & Interview with Jordan Kushins

How Illustrator Alice Lee Finds Flow

Dribbble Video Series

Video Feature & Interview with Alison Harshbarger Matthew Kadi

Inclusive Illustrations, By Design

The Official WordPress.com Blog

Interview with John Maeda

How Alice Lee Blends Art & Tech as an Illustrator

TechCrunch

Video Feature & Interview with Colleen Taylor

30 under 30: The Out-of-the-Box Designer

Refinery 29

Photoshoot feature & Interview with Angela Tafoya, Jessica Velez, Jeanine Celeste Pang

Design with Alice Lee

L'Oreal Paris Feature

Glamour Magazine

Photoshoot, video feature & interview with Katie Sanders

Additional features include: 
Offscreen Magazine, Smashing Magazine, Under Consideration, Time, The Atlantic, etc
Shows & Residencies
· The Totoro Show / Neko Show / Dog Show / Land & Sea Show, Giant Robot Store (2020)
· Final Girls, Spoke Art (2020)
· Mutual Friends Show, Classic Cars West (2020)
· "Together, Let's Be ____" mural exhibition, Asian Art Museum (2019)
· 5 x 5, Lavender Labs (2019)
· Lucky Number 8, Lavender Labs (2018)
· Artist Residency, Yosemite Art Center (2018)
· Botanica Exhibition, Light Grey Art Lab (2016)
· Moon Prism Power, the Galallery (2016)
· Love Is (benefit show for Planned Parenthood), the Galallery (2016)
Speaking
· Adobe Live, Host & Creator of the Doodle Therapy show (SF, CA· 2020, 2021)
· Drink and Draw #15 (SF, CA · 2019)
· Dribbble Overtime Conference (NYC, NY · 2019)
· Adobe Live, Illustration live stream guest artist & host (SF, CA · 2016-2018, 2020)
· Figma Shindigma (SF, CA · 2018)
· Ueno Chatty Hour, 1099 Studio Panel (SF, CA · 2018)
· Today at Apple: Apple Union Square (SF, CA · 2018)
· Macy's Flower Show: Live Illustration at Macy's Union Square (SF, CA · 2018)
· Winthrop University: Design Senior Show keynote (Rock Hill, SC ·  2017)
· George Fox University: Design Speaker series (Newberg, OR ·  2017)
· Mixin Conference (Perth, Australia ·  2016)
· Montues, Epicurrence Conference (Tahoe, CA ·  2016)
· Creative Mornings SF: Playing with Type Workshop (SF, CA ·  2015)
· Adobe, Typekit: Playing with Type Workshop (SF, CA ·  2015)
· AIGA SF — Design Week Panel (SF, CA ·  2014)
· Github Passion Projects — Speaking Workshop Mentor (SF, CA · 2014)
· Hike Conference (SF, CA · 2014)
· Dropbox — Origins, Women in Design Series (SF, CA · 2013)
Hosting Doodle Therapy on Adobe Live. A full playlist of my drawing videos for the Adobe Creative Cloud channel can be found here.
Video feature with Adobe: "From Analog to Digital with Alice Lee"