In 2009 Lee Francois received his Digital Design degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh online. When he could not find employment in his field, Lee started his own business. Following that, some unfortunate and unwise choices were costly to Lee and he served 4 years in prison, putting his dreams on hold. However, after a tremendous bounce back, and re-evaluation of his life, Lee relaunched his company under the name “FrancoisGrphx”. Through hard work and opportunities to set a new course in life, Lee is building his business into a successful digital arts company. Reflecting on his life, Lee says, “Looking back, I realized that if I had never experienced any struggles in my life, I probably would never have had the courage to take those giant leaps of faith to become the courageous man I am today.” Today, in addition to being the CEO of FGXstudios, Lee is also the Director of the Digital Media & A/V Ministry at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, Ma.