Day 392 – Ellen Moon Lee

Ellen Moon Lee

Ellen Moon Lee was a concept model maker on The Phantom Menace and designed the iconic teaser poster for the same film.

Lee also designed the book The Art of Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace.

Ellen Lee, Rick McCallum, Jonathan Bresman, and George Lucas. From The Art of Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace.

The Phantom Menace may have received mixed reviews from fans but Lee’s poster was universally praised. It remains one of the most recognizable and beloved images from any Star Wars marketing campaign.

Almost 20 years after the debut of this poster writer Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli paid tribute to it in the comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #25.

From Darth Vader #25

The Phantom Menace is the first film credit on IMDB for Ellen Moon Lee. After her work on TPM she worked on Monsters, Inc. as co-set decorator, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles as a production artist, and Cars 2 and Storks as a graphic designer.

Lee also designed the end credits for Finding Nemo, Cars, and the shorts Presto and Partly Cloudy.

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