Hello, 안녕! I’m Don Lee, an advertising art director / UX designer from South Korea, currently in New York City.

Since I was a kid, I've made new friends easily by drawing their caricatures. (Some drawings make my friends angry but most people really enjoyed them.) It provides me a broad spectrum of friends which made me grow both extrobert and introvert personality. I think it’s important when brands become humans, like nowadays.

As an art director I am an omnivore, I merge my absorption of up-to-date techniques with humanistic insights. I truly believe good creatives can change the world. Let me prove it. Join me!

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SXSW (Interactive Innovation):
Finalists (Judging)

D&AD: White Pencil (TOP5 of 2018)
D&AD: Yellow Pencil
One Show: Merit
New York Festivals: Finalist
Creative Conscience: Gold
Applied Arts Awards: Winner
Communication Arts (Ad): Winner
Communication Arts (Interactive): 2 Shortlists
Graphis Awards: Gold & Silver
Summit International Awards: Gold

New York Festivals: 2 Bronze

Creativity International Awards
: 1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 3 Silver

Chip Shop Awards: Nomination

Golden Award of Montreux: Finalist

AD Stars: 3 Crystals 7 Finalists


Innocean Worldwide Mentoring Course (Kor): Grand Prix


2019 Jan~Present

Edelman, New York

Creative Intern

2017 Feb~Aug

TBWA, Seoul

Junior Board Account Executive


Miami Ad School, San Francisco

Art Direction

Hanyang University, Seoul
Major: Educational Technology

Minor: Business Administration


Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, Aftereffects

Sketch, InVision

🎤Guest Lecture

@UC Berkeley
Startup & Advertising club 'Idea Factory'

@TBWA KOREA Speech project 'Hammering'


Digital Mckinsey (UK)
Fast Company (US)
Communication Arts (US)

Applied Arts Magazines(US)

Design Week (UK)
Biz Community (US)
VR Network (Kor)
Cargo Collective, Inc. Los Angeles, Calif.