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Calvin Lee
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Calvin is the Principal and Creative Director of Mayhem Studios, an award-winning design firm located in Los Angeles. His focus is developing identity and brand recognition for both small and large businesses. Promising fame and fortune, Team CL hoodwinked Mr. C into joining the management team to help out with our never-ending stream of membership requests. The poor guy has no idea what he just got himself into. Okay ... we'll try our best to be gentle.

Calvin's creative spark ignited at the ripe old age of 10, amidst some coloring books and a trusty 64 pack of Crayola’s®. In a defiant act of coloring outside the lines, he knew that he would have a career in the design field some day. Next came the comic book influence. He loved how they swept him away into another world. Entering the world of graphic design years later, he discovered he really enjoyed solving problems through a visual medium.

Mostly self-taught, armed with a library of design books and a penchant for hard work, Cal started his own company, Mayhem Studios, in 2001. Through Mayhem, he marries strategic thinking with creative design to create effective messages targeted to his clients’ specific audiences. Solutions may come in the form of identities, branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites.

Sweating over a hot keyboard has resulted in the studio receiving numerous international design awards, being featured in several books including Creatively Self-Employed, Creativity Awards, American Corporate Identity, Big Book of Business Cards, Big Book of Layouts. Calvin and Mayhem Studios are also profiled on several websites.

Being the nice guy he is, Cal believes in giving back to the community that helped to shape the person he is today. He serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, on the NO!SPEC Committee and he is also the organizer and president of the Los Angeles Designers Association.

When Mr. Lee’s not busy doing his design thing, he enjoys working toward being the Hulk’s stunt double by getting huge at the gym. He also has an affinity for dinning out with friends and being a comic book geek.

Calvin's strategic and creative designs may be viewed on his web site at You may also read all about his thoughts on design, marketing, life and latest news on his blog, A Method to the Mayhem.


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