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.
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.
Among the works of public art he is known for is the Bubble Project: Mr. Lee printed 50,000 stickers that look like speech bubbles used in comic strips. 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.
Lee was also one the founders of the project Mysterabbit where a small white coloured rabbit was placed anonymously in over 19 different countries around the world. The rabbit is 3D Printable and there are photos available on their Mysterabbit website.
- author's biography at Web site for Univers Revolved, one of Mr. Lee's projects
- Description of the Bubble Project at Please Enjoy Web site