I’m Jee, a 2D animator / illustrator  based in NYC and Seoul. I care about telling good stories! A big part of my creative practice is telling character-driven visual stories.
After studying Communication Design in Washington University in St. Louis, I worked at the NYC office of the production company 1stAveMachine. As a part of the Creative Development team, I collaborated with directors and executive producers to create pitch decks that won million-dollar jobs with clients like Samsung, Starbucks, and Gatorade. During COVID, like many of my Millennial peers, I went back to my home city, Seoul, where I worked as a motion designer at Grabit Animation Studio.  Since then, I spent my time in the MFA Computer Arts program in School of Visual Arts expanding my creative process through 2D animation, stop motion, and riso animation. Recently, I wrote and directed an animated short, "GrownUp."
Okay,  career talk over. Now some ACTUAL bits about me as a human:
​​​​​​​I LOVE watching films. Or more precisely, I love TALKING about films. Sometimes I'm not sure if I watch films because I enjoy them for what they are, or because I enjoy analyzing every building block of the story. And yet, I'm still a closeted movie lover because my hopelessly limited list of films I've watched makes me self conscious about claiming myself as one.  I haven't watched Inception yet - burn me alive already.  

When I'm not working, I love being outdoors, whether it’s hiking, snowboarding or simply running. I bike around the city all the time almost exclusively to my carefully curated playlist “Melancholic Cotton Candy," pretending I'm in a music video. I also like to analyze my own psyche through writing (some call it journaling, but let's not get all technical here) - check out my Medium blog for a peek inside my head.  For therapeutic purposes, I regularly visit Trader Joe’s for their roasted almonds and honey crisp apples. 
I'm always open to meeting more creatives and collaborating, so feel free to contact me at:
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