Marker Design

the portfolio of Lesley Marker

I’m a digital product creative with a deep understanding of user-centered design, focused on creating impactful digital products and experiences.

a little about me

As an independent digital creative director and hands-on designer for digital products, I partner with companies, teams, and colleagues to create successful solutions to complex design problems. I focus on clean, efficient and user-friendly design. I revitalize products and brands by employing visual hierarchy, space, color and typography to establish a compelling and uniform visual language.

I have designed independently and on staff, as a team leader and a team player. My approach is straightforward, practical and efficient. Driven by critical thinking, collaboration, purpose and problem solving. I prefer prototyping over photoshopping, workshops over working alone, understanding the user over making assumptions, and puppies over kittens. I enjoy optimizing products, processes, and teams for responsive web, mobile, marketing initiatives, identity and print.

Currently, I work as an independent designer with leading publishers, media brands, and small businesses that need an experienced high-level, hands-on designer. By quickly understanding project needs and specifications, I create modern approaches to their digital products, graphic design, and branding needs.


Creative Direction/Strategy
Digital Product Design
Visual Design
Interaction Design
Digital Prototyping

Marketing Design
Print Design
Brand Identity


Chicago Public Media
Time Inc
The Washington Post
Conde Nast
Hearst Digital

Public Good
Everyday Health
Wiley (Dummies, Frommers)
Simon & Schuster