Don Lee


Art Director at MullenLowe
Founder of Banchan Group

(628) 213 - 9141
don.does.that@gmail.com

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Don Lee is an art director/designer with creative strategy backgrounds. He loves to find and solve problems, and create boundary-pushing works. 

When Don was a young boy, he was considered obese. To turn the table around, he started running to lose weight. Surprisingly, whenever he ran, his brain couldn’t stop thinking about people’s complaints in ordinary life, and solutions for them. Running became the fuel that helps him concept useful ideas. 

Since then, he have ran more than 2,000 hours for ideas which have led to works that improve brands and the lives of others. He is ready to run until his cartilage on knees are gone if it’s valuable for the world. 


Recently... 
↳ Reading: A Promised Land
↳ Watching: The Queen’s Gambit
↳ Eating: Curry (Around 170 days in a row, no cap.)




🏆 Awards



D&AD:
1x White Pencil
2x Yellow Pencil

SXSW Interactive Innovation Award: 
2x Finalist



Clio:

Gold

New York State Governor’s PSA: 
Honorable Mention


One Show: 
2019 Advertising Portfolio Winner
1x Bronze


Fast Company - World Changing Ideas:
Honorable mention



New York Festivals: 
3x Third Prize
2x Finalist

Communication Arts: 
1x Advertising - Winner
2x Interactive - Shortlist


Applied Arts Awards: 
Winner

American Advertising Award:
2019 Judge’s Choice & Gold

💡 Experience


2021 ~ Present

MullenLowe, New York
Art Director


2020 ~ 2021

DDB, San Francisco
Art Director/Designer


2019 

Droga5, R/GA, Edelman, New York
Art Director/Designer Intern


2017

TBWA, Seoul
Junior Board Strategist


2015 ~ 2016

Samsung, Seoul
Learning Experience Designer/Teacher  


🎤 Guest Lecture


2018

@UC Berkeley
Startup & Advertising club 'Idea Factory'


2017

@TBWA KOREA
Speech project 'Hammering'




📚Education


Miami Ad School, San Francisco
Art Direction


D&AD New Blood Academy, London Creative/Client Pitch (Google) winner


Hanyang University, Seoul
Major: Educational Technology
Minor: Business Administration
-Graduated with distinction and President Award

🔎  Featured






🏓 Clients

Unilever, E*Trade, iShares by BlackRock, Energy Upgrade California, Harley Davidson, Sprint, Prudential, Volvo, Verizon, Pepsi, The Catholic Church