Don Lee

Art Director at MullenLowe
(628) 213 - 9141


Don Lee is an art director/experience 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. 

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

🏆 Awards

1x White Pencil
2x Yellow Pencil

SXSW Interactive Innovation Award: 
2x Finalist



New York Governor Cuomo’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: 

American Advertising Award:
2019 Judge’s Choice & Gold

💡 Experience

2021 ~ Present

MullenLowe / New York
Art Director

2020 ~ 2021

DDB / San Francisco
Art Director


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


TBWA / Seoul
Junior Board Strategist

2015 ~ 2016

Samsung / Seoul
Learning Experience Designer / Teacher  

🏓 Clients

Unilever, iShares by BlackRock, Energy Upgrade California, Harley Davidson, Sprint, AdCouncil, Prudential, Volvo, Gillette, Verizon, Pepsi, Ally, The Catholic Church

🎤 Guest Lecture


@UC Berkeley
Startup & Advertising club 'Idea Factory'


Speech project 'Hammering'


2018 ~ 2019

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

🛠 Skills

Art Direction, Strategy, Concepting, TVC, CRM, OOH, Digital, Social Marketing, Graphic Design.

UX Design

Sketch, Invision, Figma, Principle, Adobe Xd,
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