April 18, 2022
How to become an artist in Hong Kong? Jonathan Jay Lee #34

Pursuing art as a career is tough wherever you are in the world. How about being in a city like Hong Kong where Finance is at the heart of everything, and corporates careers are the most sought after? I met Jonathan Jay Lee l...


Pursuing art as a career is tough wherever you are in the world. How about being in a city like Hong Kong where Finance is at the heart of everything, and corporates careers are the most sought after? I met Jonathan Jay Lee last year at my TEDx talk and it was incredible to hear his story, the way he sees Hong Kong and his perspective on work and education is admirable. 

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Jonathan Jay Lee

Award-winning Illustrator

Based in Hong Kong, Taiwanese-American born Jonathan Jay Lee graduated with Departmental Honors in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. He is an award-winning illustrator whose clients have included Marvel Comics, Mercedes, San Miguel, Lamborghini, Lee Kum Kee, MINI, Disney Plus, Asics Tiger, Japan Tourism Board and HSBC. He has been a speaker at Apple, Creative Mornings, Congreso Tad, School of Creative Media, and is named World’s Best 200 Illustrators in Lürzer’s Archive. A former Professor, Jonathan has also designed and taught over 20 courses in Illustration and Sequential Art.