Lee Kartis was raised in Virginia Beach,  Virginia and from childhood showed an aptitude for art and design. At the age of 21 he started his first entrepreneurial endeavor as a clothing designer with retail boutiques and national wholesale accounts. He then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a venture in the film industry as a costume designer.


After an opportunity came up to design his first space he decided to follow his true passion for architectural design. Now his home designs can be seen from Maui to Florida and with celebrity clients including Kim Kardashian, Mariel Hemingway, and Mark Valley. His work has been seen in Architectural Digest, LUXE magazine, Ocean Home and This Old House magazine.

His expertise in 3D model based building design has grown his client base beyond geographic barriers and enables him to present his clients with videos and photo-realistic renderings from concept  to completion.