Biography

Sang Jun Lee received his BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in California. After graduating, he continued to explore his imagination by specializing in creating style of visual look of character, creature design and Illustration for live action film, feature Animation, commercial and game studios. Such clients include Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Film, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. His film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode III, Men in Black II, Hulk, War of the Worlds, Dr seuss' “Horton hears a who”, Rio also he is lead character designer for Epic, Rio2, The Peanuts Movie and Blue Sky’s Dec, 2017 release, “Ferdinand”.

working Experience

2017  Ferdinand                                      Lead Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
2015  The Peanuts Movie                     Lead Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
2014  Rio 2                                                Lead Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
2013  Epic                                                  Lead Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
2011  Rio                                                    Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)

2009  Ice Age 3                                Additional Color Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
           Dawn of the Dinosaurs
2008  Horton Hears a Who               Character Design, Blue Sky Studios  (Feature)
2005  The Lord of the ring(online)    Electronic Arts (EA) (Game)
2005  Eragon                                             Costume and character design, ILM  (Feature)
2005  War of the Worlds                       ILM Creature Design, ILM  (Feature)
2005  Star Wars : Episode III           Concept Artist, Lucas Film  (Feature)

           Revenge of the Sith 

2004  Concept artist for Lucas Animation  

2003  Peter Pan                               Concept Artist, ILM  (Feature)

2003  Pirates of the Caribbean        Character design (skeleton characters)

          The Curse of the Black Pearl

2003  Hulk                                       Character design (Hulk and Hulk dogs)

2002  Men in Black II                       Conceptual Designer, ILM 

2000  Concept artist, ILM

1999  SONY Computer Entertainment America

Awards

2009 Nominated Annie Award for Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

          Horton Hears a Who!(2008)

 

2012 Nominated Visual Effects Society(VES) Award for

          Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

          Rio - Nigel(2011)

 

2014 Visual Effects Society(VES) Award for

          Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

          Epic - Mary Katherine (2013)

 

2015 Nominated Annie Award 42 for

          Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

          Rio 2 (2014)

Adding personal sketches

January 2, 2018

Film Society of Lincoln Center

December 6, 2017

Blue Sky Studio/chat/animation/design/Ferdinand.

November 17, 2017

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