Hello! My name is Keiko Lee-Hem and I’m a graphic designer, artist, maker, mama, wanna-be back-to-the-lander and consummate entrepreneur.
My natural creative flames were stoked while studying Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The seeds of graphic design and writing were sown and tended through Langara College’s Publishing Program.
Over the years I’ve worked for some awesome individuals and organizations like Carrie & Danielle (the one and only Danielle La Porte, that is), Von Rosen Creative (TownHall Brands) and ArtStarts in Schools not to mention many small businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs, all of whom have helped me hone my strategic business brain and design acumen.
Of course starting and running my own businesses have helped to inform who KeikoCreative is today. I created my first products for sale at the age of 10 and haven’t stopped since, with handmade clothing (klh), reusable shopping bags (AuMarché), fine ceramic jewellery (Faire) and children’s furniture (UpUp Play Tower) being a few of my creative/business enterprises.
I love working with people who are passionately pursuing their dreams, care deeply about their mission and are here to make a difference.
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More about me
I was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean where I developed a taste for barefoot-exploring and tree-climbing (usually to get at some ripe fruit). At the age of 16, my family moved to Vancouver BC, and the moving continued: to Glasgow, to Salt Spring Island, back to Vancouver and finally… oh, finally… to the beautiful mountain town of Nelson, BC.
I now call 1.5 acres of fertile land home and share a multi-generational, certified Passive House triplex with my extended family. We grow food and play in the snow and are grateful for it all.