For Lee Steffen,
his life is his art.
He believes the power of an idea comes from its purpose. This approach to creativity is garnering Lee wide respect not only as an award-winning creative director, photographer and music producer, but as an emerging thought leader in the field of inspired creativity.
With his trademark mix of relentless curiosity and thoughtful strategy, Lee inspires artists all around the world to find the beating heart of every creative venture. Steffen knows this is sound strategy: it’s led to limitless connection for his own work, as well.
Never for money. Always for love.
Steffen has developed powerful branding initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, international non-profits, presidential campaigns, countless Grammy-winning artists and globally renowned individuals ranging from Maya Angelou to Johnny Cash. His efforts have attracted tens of millions of hits online, viewed in more than 130 countries.
A creative partner.
Some of Lee’s clients include MTV Networks, Random House and Capital Music, and his work has been featured in TIME, The New York Times, ESPN Magazine and CNN, and on Nike.com. Steffen is a recipient of multiple Dove Awards for music packaging, a “Gold Folio” award for magazine art direction, and was also named one of the “Top 100 Photographers” on Twitter.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Never stop exploring.
Steffen finds inspiration everywhere, whether at home with his family or on global adventures that include base-jumping off the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, climbing to the base of Mount Everest or scuba diving with sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.
A former non-profit founder, Steffen’s extensive travels around the world have given him a unique understanding of global trends and cultural insights and have made him a passionate proponent for social justice and equality.
Work is not worth.
When not on airplanes, Lee can be found in Nashville, TN, where he lives with his true loves: his family, and his piano.