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PEOPLETOWATCHJake Lefebure

Jake Lefebure is founding partner and CEO of Design Army. He oversees new business and creative development for every studio client, from local retail boutiques to international corporations. Noted for his clean artistic style and industry savvy, Lefebure has spearheaded award-winning designs that meet clients' needs and transcend creative expectations. Under Lefebure's guidance, Design Army has earned international industry recognition for clients such as: Chronicle Books, Disney, Feld Entertainment, Human Rights Campaign, Marriott International, Signature Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, University of Virginia, The Washington Ballet, and the Washingtonian Magazine. Additionally, the studio's creative work has been honored by major design publications and international awards, including AIGA 365, Communication Arts, Graphis, GDUSA, HOW, Print, Step, TDC, One Show, New York Art Directors Club, Novum (Germany), Coupe (Canada) and Art4D (Thailand). A frequent judge at competitions and lecturer at design events and universities, Lefebure graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design from Penn State University.

In this economic downturn, name one thing you have done to weather the tough times. Eat more pizza

If you weren't a designer, what would you be? Gourmet Chef

What's the one thing ALWAYS in your bag that you never leave home without? My business card

If you could spend 15 minutes talking to any person, living or dead, who would it be and why? My wife Pum — she always has the best ideas, best taste, and is always right.

If you could work for anyone, a client or on a project, what would it be? Firm: Design Army of course! Client: Harley Davidson Project: The Olympics

ONE THING I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IS My daughter - Sophie

STAR SIGN
"Super" Star

READING
Magazines. GQ, Details, Dwell, Metropolis, ID ... Lots of them

FAVORITE TV SHOWS
Countdown with Keith Olbermann

FAVORITE MOVIES
Star Wars

FAVORITE MUSIC, BAND, SONG
Does NPR count?

STRENGTH & WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER
Strength; I am a Smart Ass Weakness: I am a Smart Ass

NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS
To update our website www.designarmy.com

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