Ji Lee

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Ji Lee is a Communication Designer at Facebook, and former designer and creative director at the Google Creative Lab, who is known for his illustrations and public-art projects. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

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Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1971. He moved to Brazil when he was 10, and later came to New York City to study at Parsons School of Design. He ended up graduating with a degree in communication and graphic design.[1]

Among the works of public art he is known for is the Bubble Project: Mr. Lee printed 50,000[2] stickers that look like speech bubbles used in comic strips.[3] He then posted these blank speech bubbles on top of advertisements throughout New York City allowing anyone who sees them to write in their comments and thoughts. In 2006, Mr. Lee wrote a book about the project called Talk Back:The Bubble Project which talks about the blank bubbles which transformed the corporate monologue into a true public dialogue.

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