Having enjoyed a diverse career that encompasses creative capacities across many disciplines, Pinch brings a wide variety of experiences and expertise to her work.
Upon graduation from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Lee landed in the Film Unit of NBC’s “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE,” first as a PA, then as a Production Coordinator, where she assisted in creation of the show’s short films and commercial parodies. From there, she became a part of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning PBS children’s show, “WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?,” serving as Editorial Director during its entire five-year run.
A move to Los Angeles brought Lee to Bill Maher’s “POLITICALLY INCORRECT” as Script Supervisor
and Writer Assist. Later, she landed at DISNEY REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT, where as Programming Manager she developed more than 200 character-based DIY art projects, and programming for schools and families.
At 20th CENTURY FOX, Pinch was a Jr. Graphic Designer in the Licensing and Merchandising Department, creating style guides and designing licensed product for The Simpsons and Family Guy, as well as other Fox properties.
While at Fox, Lee was tapped to create, design, develop and roll-out the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’s merchandise program, which resulted in 9 years of record sales. She oversaw the complete supply chain management, including cost negotiations and quality control to the design and manufacturing of finished product.
The GAP/OLD NAVY brought her on board, where she served as Sr. Designer, leading a team in the design of non-apparel product, accessories and surface designs.
Lee also held two positions while at BATH AND BODYWORKS – first as AVP of Seasonal Design, where she led a team of 25 designers, then later, as Director of Concept, Trend and Branding, which took her around the world in search of new ideas while identifying global trends, then translating those findings into saleable product concepts that would resonate with the BBW customer.
While at ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT, Lee was Sr. Director, Creative Marketing, where she ideated and executed marketing concepts, set the look & feel of and defined early positioning for the properties “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Despicable Me 3” and “Grinch.”
Pinch still consults in different creative arenas, but most recently, she and her wildly talented husband, Greg enjoy working in the children’s space, writing original content for various studios.