about me

I’m a graphic designer with a diverse background and strong concepts. For over a decade, I have been working on 360 branding projects, ad campaigns, publication designs, identities, books, and digital designs. I had the privilege of starting my career working for some of the best designers and thinkers of our time–Mirko Ilic, and Milton Glaser. These experiences along with my formal education have helped enrich my visual vocabulary.

I currently work with a variety of clients in different industries, including hospitality, consumer goods, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Before calling New York home, I grew up in several countries, including Korea, Portugal, India, Switzerland and Bulgaria. I originally studied international political economy before making a difficult decision to change course entirely and follow my heart. I plunged into design with my everything and never looked back. When I'm not designing, you'll most likely find me on a tennis court.

 

experience

2017-present: Design Director at ThoughtMatter
2014-2017: Design Director at DKC 
2011-2014: Senior Designer at Milton Glaser inc
2006-2011: Senior Designer at Mirko Ilic Corp. 
2006: BFA Graphic Design, FIT, NYC

Teaching
2017-present: New York Film Academy 
2012-present: Fashion Institute of Technology
 

 

awards / published work

How Magazine Color in Design Awards 2012
Distinguished Alumni Award, Univ. of Bridgeport 2011
Graphis Poster Annual 2011
Graphis Logo Design 8, 2011
Graphis Design Annual 2011, 2009, and 2008
Good 50x70 International Poster Competition 2010
Print Magazine 'Carry Hope' competition 2010
HOW International Design Annual 2008
The Type Directors Club Student Scholarship, 2006
ICMAD Young Designer's Award 2004


Design:Paper (Rockport, 2012)
Print magazine designer profile, 2012
Logology 2 (Victionary, 2011)
Letterhead & Logo Design 12 (Rockport, 2011)
Design Texture (PIE Internatoinal, Tokyo, 2010)
Brand Identity Essentials (Rockport, 2010)
The Best of Business Card Design 9 (Rockport, 2010)
XFUNS Creative & Design Magazine #43, 2009 
Meishi: Little Graphic Art Gallery of the World (ICO, 2007)
Package Design Magazine, 01/02 2005 Vol. 3 No. 1

 

jee-eun lee    hello@jeeleedesign.com    203 685 8101