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Sang Jun Lee

Concept Artist

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 character, costume, and creature design for feature film, commercial and game studios. Such clients include Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, 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, and Blue Sky's 2011 release, Rio.

  • "The mark of a good character designer is the ability to infuse personality and then individuality to all the designs he or she makes. Sang Jun Lee possesses a great ability to do all that...and he draws really well. That recipe makes some tasty food for anyone wanting to study character design."

    - Carlos Huante

  • "In these days of digital shortcuts and lightspeed deadlines, good draughtsmanship—the apex skill of almost every art—has become a rebel force fighting the galactic empire in many schools and studios. Fortunately for us, Star Wars and Blue Sky concept artist Sang Jun Lee is a sketching master, and reveals not only his hard-won secrets for creating characters and ideas out of thin air, but how much more powerful they can be when you've really truly learned to draw."

    - Iain McCaig