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.

capablities

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

Marketing Design
Print Design
Brand Identity
Infographics
Iconography/Illustration

companies

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

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