Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Marcus Lee – Artist’s story

Marcus Lee Marcus Lee designed Cancer Council NSW’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and the petal motive used through out this site. Marcus is a gifted designer whose work over the last 30 years has touched millions of Australians through his design and marketing communications projects for many high profile public and private organisations. In 1996, with fourteen years of design experience and a wide commercial network, Marcus made the decision to establish his own design studio. In the years that have followed, the studio has enjoyed considerable success building a reputation for leading edge design solutions across all forms of media and print.Marcus is passionate about creative design and has relished those opportunities to share his knowledge including lecturing in design at Swinburne and Monash Universities. Born and raised in Darwin NT, Marcus is a descendant of the Karajarri people and is proud of his Aboriginal heritage. It was inevitable that those roots would pull at his art strings and take him and his design team into the evolving realm of communicating cultural diversity. This also brings with it the scope to participate within the commercial community helping to improve the living standards of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Marcus Lee Design is a certified supplier with Supply Nation as well as business consultant for Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). Artistic thinking is how Marcus approaches the creation of brand storytelling between two or more converging cultures. Thinking like an artist drives inspiration beyond the conventional design practices to successfully breakthrough into the minds of the intended market. Using this approach, Marcus draws on deep understanding of Indigenous art culture and technique while applying his significant commercial insight to create overlapping layers of authentic artistry with company brand symbolism and values. You can contact Marcus at