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I’m Jesse Lefkowitz, an art director, designer and illustrator at Google since 2014. My work takes a systematized approach to expressive branding and storytelling. I lead a small team of designers working on the YouTube Doodle and YouTube brand standards.


After earning a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, I worked as a freelancer, primarily in the editorial space. Clients included The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Fortune, ESPN, Air France, Monocle, NBC, WIRED and Airbnb.


– Art Directors Club
– Communication Arts
– Society of Illustrators


– Visiting Critic, RISD 2012
– Speaker, CCA 2012
– Visiting Critic, RISD 2008

Jesse Lefkowitz — 2023