Lee Zelenak

Professional Lecturer // Design
School of Design
Lee Zelenak

Bio and Research Information

Lee is a graphic designer and educator based in Chicago, IL and currently teaching at DePaul university. He attended Kent State University, receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design, with a focus on Branding and Environmental Graphic Design. Previously, he was a Associate Creative Director at VSA Partners in Chicago, working on the branding team for IBM. In 2012, he was a Senior Designer for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Prior to the Obama campaign, he was a designer at a Cleveland based branding agency, Twist Creative, leading branding projects for Ohio City Incorporated (which includes the West Side Market,) Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor, and The People for Joe Cimperman. He also taught design at Kent State University, and served as Programming Director for AIGA Cleveland.

Research Area


Specific Research Area

Branding, typography

Schedule for Winter 2020-2021

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