I'm Ade-Lee, design leader, speaker and workshop facilitator

11+ industry experience and currently Head of Design at the worlds best digital sampling provider, SoPost. Previously, at Turnitin — the worlds largest student originality verifier (make sure dem kids don't cheat).

I love empowering teams foster collaborative enviroments through data-driven design and innovative strategies.

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne 🇬🇧.


Just like a design system, my portfolio is always being updated!


Workshops, Talks and Mentoring

During my career I have had the opportunity to talk and facilitate workshops at companies and conferences around the world.

Check out my Speaker Profile ↗

Would you like to book me for a workshop or talk?

— email me at design@ade-lee.com.

Talk: Chill The F Out and Be More Creative

DesignTalks #6 | Oct 23

Panel Host:  AI For All: Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Tech Circus | Oct 23

Talk: Embrace Your Creative Badassery: Defeating Doubts and Fuelling Fun in Design

Design Matters | Sept 23

Talk: Embrace Your Creative Badassery: Defeating Doubts and Fuelling Fun in Design

Talent Matters | Sept 23

Panel: #DesignForTomorrow
- The Future with AI

RANDSTAD UX Network & Community | Sept 23

Workshop: Unleash Your Creativity: Boosting Your Creative Confidence

Thinking Digital Conference | July 23

Workshop: Collaborative Creativity: Harnessing Your Creativity as a Team Player using Make it Pop

Dibi Conference | May 23

Mentoring: Live Brief with the Northumbria University MA Communication Students

Northumbria University | Feb - April 23

Workshop: Fostering Creativity Using Design Thinking and make it pop

Onyx Health | 21

Talk: UX, UR and everything in-between

Built IT Right Conference | 20

Panel: The Importance of Design Education

Cloudflare TV | 20

Workshop: Design Thinking and Creative Confidence 101

Generator UX Day | Nov 19

Workshop: Design Thinking and Creative Confidence 101

TedXNewcastle | 19

Talk: Building Your Creative Confidence

UX In The City | Mar 19

Talk: Building Your Creative Confidence with make it pop

Founders Friday | Mar 19

Workshop: Design Thinking for Marketers

Digital Union Marketing Day | Mar 19

Workshop: Play Your Way to Creativity and Innovation

Thinking Digital Conference | Mar 19

Workshop: Building Creative Confidence using make it pop

University of Sunderland | Mar 19

Talk: How to Keep Creativity Fun ↗

Sunderland Digital | Sept 18

Talk: Building Your Creative Confidence

University of Sunderland | Apr 18

Talk: Developing Empathy Through Play

Dibi Conference | Nov 17

Talk: An Introduction To Modern Email Best Practices

Frontend NE | Jun 17



Head of Design

March 2021 – Present


UX Designer

July 2019 – March 2021


Lead UX/UI Designer

Feb 2018 – July 2019

Oak Engage (Oak Intranet)

UX/UI Designer

July 2016 – February 2018



April 2013 – July 2016



End-to-end product design



User experience design

Product strategy

Design team management

Workshop facilitation

Design thinking

Wanna collab?

I'm all ears — email me on design@ade-lee.com.

Whether it's website design, UX/UI, product design, conducting a brand audit, providing creative direction, managing email marketing, facilitating workshops, or offering mentorship, I'm your go-to guy.