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About Wonchan Lee : Completing Bachelor's degree in Communication Design as well as degree in Fashion, Prepress and Multimedia, Wonchan Lee started his design career in Melbourne, Australia and relocated to Seoul to start minimalist in 2013. Heavily inspired by modernism and Swiss design, he aspires to be a communication artist, trigger a new art movement. Based on his little success on the TV show, K-DESIGN: Design Survival broadcasted on MBC Plus Media, sponsored by KIDP(Korea Design Institute Promotion) in 2013, he is now lecturing at Kaywon School of Art & Design as an adjunct professor.
STATEMENT OF ART:
- I believe good designs can be achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Good designs last longer.

ORGANIZATION:
minimalist

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Fashion designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2012, Communication Design, BD, RMIT University, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2010, Prepress and Multimedia, Cert III, Cambridge International College, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2004, Fashion Design, Adv Dip, East Sydney TAFE Fashion Design Studio, SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA (not completed).
2001, Fashion Design, Cert III, Sydney TAFE, SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA.

EXPERIENCE:
2014-present, Adjunct Professor, Kaywon School of Art & Design, UIWANG/KOREA.
2013-2013, Finalist, K-Design: Design Survival (broadcasted nationally on MBC Plus Media), SEOUL/KOREA.
2013-present, Art Director, Design Life RMIT, SEOUL/KOREA.
2012-present, Creative Director, minimalist, SEOUL/KOREA.
2011-2012, Art Director/Senior Designer, The Belonging Project, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2006-2009, Head Teacher, Wales Institute, SEOUL/KOREA.
2005-2006, Sergeant, Zaytun Division, ARBIL/IRAQ.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2013, "I Design, therefore I am", Gallery Moi, SEOUL/KOREA.
2012, "I Design, therefore I am", The Atelier Space at RMIT University, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2014, "Top rising artists", Samwon Paper Gallery, SEOUL/KOREA.

EVENTS:
2013, "K-Design: Design Survival", SEOUL/KOREA (broadcasted nationally on MBC Plus Media).
2013, "Design Life", SEOUL/KOREA.

AWARDS:
2014, Platinum A'Design Award, A'Design Award & Competition, ITALY.
2012, 1st Place, BK C&D Brand Identity Competition, CHUNGBUK/KOREA.
2011, Honorary Award, Golden Key International Honour Society RMIT, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2010, 1st Place, ICM(International Congress of Mathematics) Seoul 2014 Festival Identity Competition, SEOUL/KOREA.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, "My Design Space", Computer Arts Magazine, April, LONDON/UK.
2013, "vin grĂ¢ce Wine Packaging", CA Kore Magazine, December, SEOUL/KOREA.
2013, "minimalist BI", CA Korea Magazine, July, SEOUL/KOREA.
2012, "Leuven Beer packaging", Monthly Design Magazine, December, SEOUL/KOREA.

BOOKS:
2013, "Unpack Me", Promopress, Wang Sahoqiang, BARCELONA/SPAIN, ISBN9788492810932.
2013, "Less is More", SandPoints Publishing, GUANGZHOU/CHINA.
2012, "Packaging Design", Braun Publishing, Schweiz/Swiss, ISBN9783037681398.

ACCOLADES:
2013, "Finalist, K-Design: Design Survival", KIDP(Korea Institute of Design Promotion) (broadcasted nationally on MBC Plus Media), Korea.
2011, "Honorary Award", Golden Key International Honour Society RMIT, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native), Korean (Native), Japanese (Beginner), French (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Rhino, Keyshot, HDR Light Studio, Fontlab Studio, Microsoft Word, Excel, HTML, CSS

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
1977, Golden Key International Honour Society, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA(Asia Pacific)

HOBBIES:
Photography

CLIENTELE:
Cheil, Sidus HQ, YG Entertainment, BK C&D, Ewa Beautyplex, Korean Society of Plant Pathology, RMIT University

WEB SITE:
www.minimalist.kr

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.wonchanlee.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-09-26 12:44:09

COUNTRY:
Republic of Korea

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by Wonchan Lee


Leuven Beer Packaging

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2013
Wonchan Lee for Minimalist

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