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EJ Lee is a visual artist from South Korea who is currently a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. She is expecting to graduate in May of 2010 with a Masters of Entertainment Technology. While at the ETC, she hopes to bring her creativity and knowledge of illustration into interactive entertainment experiences. Her background is in information graphics and editorial illustration. She currently holds a B.A.A. in Illustration from Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Canada. Creativity is a way of life for her. By looking at and understanding different forms of creativity, she is able to more deeply apprehend her life and the lives of others from various perspectives.













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OBJECTIVE

To obtain a full time opportunity as a visual artist.




EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center

Pittsburgh, PA, 2008 - 2010
Masters in Entertainment Technology - A unique, specialized degree program in the interdisciplinary field of entertainment technology

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Ontario, Canada, 2004 - 2008
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Interpretive Illustration

Game Academy of Korea Game Development and Promotion Institute
Seoul, Korea, 2001 - 2003
Certificated in Game Art (2D & 3D Graphic Design)




ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


California Academy of Science Project – SPIKE

Silicon Valley, CA, January - May 2010
2D Artist - Designed an integrated system for the California Academy of Sciences that combined new technology with a social-networking based website to promote educational learning.
-- Accepted to the LateBreaking section of the SIGGRAPH 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
-- Accetped to ICEC 2010 conference in Seoul, Korea.

Fortunato Depero's Futurist Puppetry Ballet – Depero Futuristi

Pittsburgh, PA, June - December 2009
Presented Balli Plastici, a puppetry ballet inspired by the work of Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero, at the arts festival Performa 09 in New York City.
2D & 3D Artist - Digitized Depero’s puppets and developed a digital marionette toolkit.
http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/balli-plastici/
-- Listed on the New York Magazine website as one of the Best of Performa.
-- Received the "Best Research Student Paper Award" at CGAT.
-- Film/Video Bronze winner of the 31st Annual Telly Awards.

Online RNA Game – KnotIt

Pittsburgh, PA, July 2009
Concept Artist - Created concept art for the online based RNA structure game.

Chicago Public Library Project – CPeLevated

Pittsburgh, PA, January - May 2009
2D Artist - Designed a new multi-media center for teens at the Chicago Public Library.
http://youmediachicago.org/

Building Virtual Worlds – Class Projects
Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
Texture Artist - Developed interactive worlds at a rapid pace in a team-based environment.
- Used computer-based platforms including Head Mount Display, Playmotion and Audience Interaction.




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Publications – The Cultural Gutter, by Carol Borden, Ian Driscoll, Jim Munroe, James Schellenberg and Chris Szego, Expected to be published in 2010
January - Present
Information Graphic Designer

Publications – Cross Media Communications: an Introduction to the Art of Creating Integrated Media Experiences, by Drew Davidson, 2010
June - December 2009
Information Graphic Designer - Created Information Graphics.

NEXON Corporation – Public Relations Department

Seoul, Korea, Summer 2007
Illustration/Graphic Design Intern - Published Nexon G-star 2006 Media Conference Wrap Up Report.



HONORS

Award for American Illustration 28, 2009
Merit Award Winner for Creative Quarterly 10, 2007