Don Lee
Art Director at DDB
(628) 213 - 9141
don.does.that@gmail.com

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When I was a young boy, I was considered obese. To turn the table around, I started running to lose weight. Surprisingly, whenever I ran, my brain couldn’t stop thinking about people’s complaints in ordinary life. Running became the fuel that helps me concept great ideas. As a result, I can’t help but become a creative who loves to solve problems.

Since then, I have ran more than 3,000 hours for ideas which have led to works that improve brands and the lives of others. I am ready to run until my cartilage on my knee is gone if it’s valuable for the world. Let’s make cool shits together, I’ll run for it.

(Fun Fact: I made a TED-ish speech about running in front of 600 people. Enjoy watching it with popcorn.)






🏆Recognitions


D&AD
2018 White Pencil (TOP5 of 2018)
2018 Yellow Pencil
2019 Yellow pencil 

Clio

2019 Gold

New York Governor Cuomo’s PSA
Honorable Mention


Cannes Future Lions
2019 Shortlist 


One Show
2020 Advertising Portfolio Winner
2019 Merit x3
2018 Merit


SXSW Interactive Innovation Award
2019 Finalist x2

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas
2019 Honorable mentions



New York Festivals
2017 Third Prize 2019 Third Prize x2
2019 Finalist x2
Communication Arts

2018 Advertising - Winner
2018 Interactive - Shortlist x2


Applied Arts Awards 
2018 Winner

American Advertising Award
2019 Judge’s Choice & Gold


💡Experience


2020 

DDB, San Francisco
Art Director:
Energy Upgrade California, iShares


2019 

Droga5, New York
Art Director Intern:
Harley Davidson, Sprint, AdCouncil, Prudential


Grey, New York
Art Director Intern:
Volvo, Gillette


R/GA, New YorkArt Director/UX Designer Intern:
Verizon, Pepsi, Ally


Edelman, New YorkArt Director Intern:
The Catholic Church, Tazo, V8


2017 

TBWA, Seoul
Junior Board Strategist


2015~16

Samsung, SeoulDream Class Teacher:
Teaching underprivileged students


2013~14

Republic of Korea Army
Honorable Discharge as Signaller, Sergeant



🎤Guest Lecture


2018
@UC Berkeley
Startup & Advertising club 'Idea Factory'

2017
@TBWA KOREA
Speech project 'Hammering'




📚Education


2018 ~ 2019
Miami Ad School, San Francisco

Art Direction

2018
D&AD New Blood Academy, London

Creative/Client Pitch (Google) winner

2012~2018
Hanyang University, Seoul
Major: Educational Technology

Minor: Business Administration

Graduated with distinction and President Award

🔎Press/Publication


New York Daily News
The New York Times

Adweek
Reel360

MSN News

USA Today
AdAge

Digital Mckinsey
Fast Company
Fast Company
Elite Today

Communication Arts
Applied Arts Magazines
Design Week

Biz Community
Ads of the World



🛠Skills


Creative Advertising

Art Direction, Strategy,
Concepting, Graphic Design


UX Design

Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Desig System building, User Research, Wireframing, high&low fid mock-ups, UI design, Interaction design



Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop, After
Effect, Illustrator, Premiere Pro


UX Tools

Sketch, Invision, Principle, Adobe Xd


Don Lee, Art Director