NEW YORK, NY – January 16, 2013 – Squarespace, the leading website publishing platform, today announced the appointment of David Lee as the company’s Chief Creative Officer. David joins Squarespace from TBWA Worldwide, where he served as Worldwide Digital Executive Creative Director for more than three years. Earlier in his career, David worked as a Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy and AKQA, and as an Art Director at Sid Lee.
In addition to overseeing the digital creative output for the worldwide network, David acted as President and Chief Creative Officer of Pilot.is, a service design and technology group within TBWA that creates products living at the intersection of marketing and engineering. While there, he was instrumental in creating Projeqt, a dynamic web presentation platform that powers thousands of high-profile portfolios. At Squarespace, David will supervise design efforts for multiple aspects of the company, from product interface to branding and marketing.
“The addition of David to the team truly underscores Squarespace’s ongoing commitment to creativity and design,” remarked Anthony Casalena, CEO and Founder of Squarespace. “I have no doubt that his influence here will be incredibly important in furthering the creative vision of the company. This is a huge win for the millions of people who are touched by Squarespace – they are the ultimate benefactors of what we create together.”
Throughout his career, David received countless industry awards for his work, including the Cannes Cyber Lions, Direct Lions, SXSW Interactive, One Show, LIAA, D&AD, The Webby Awards, New York Festivals, Eurobest, and Digital Marketing Awards. His work has also been featured in magazines such as Contagious, Communication Arts, and Applied Arts.
“It’s an honor to work at a company that I have always greatly admired. I could not be more excited to join this world-class team,” said David of the appointment. “I look forward to building on the solid foundation of Squarespace, and ultimately attain our shared vision of what the future of the web should look like.”
David graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design.
Squarespace is a state-of-the-art website creation platform with breakthrough features that make innovative web design more accessible to the public than ever before. Since 2004, the platform has empowered millions to create and maintain modern, high-quality websites regardless of technical ability. The company’s reliable and scalable cloud infrastructure eliminates security updates, downtime, and infrastructure costs. All Squarespace customers receive award-winning, 24/7 customer support. Squarespace’s team of 112 is headquartered in downtown New York City.