Derek Lee

Derek Lee

San Gabriel, CA, US



I reflect my childhood memories of a gamer, an athlete, and a collector into my design process. Creating nostalgia through familiarity, excitement from the unknown, and freshness in curiosity, allows me to renew personal connections through narrative immersion.



ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Student 3d Technician

As a student lab technician, I help supervise and aid students at the school's laser lab. I also helped troubleshoot students problems with their 3d model for printing. My time working there has allowed me to work with different cnc machines and 3d printers.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2017

JJQAD, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelancer

3d modeling and renderings using Rhino and Vray

Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

Musclemania, Rosemead, CA, US, Graphic/web designer

Web/graphic design articles and video content on the web.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2013

GZPI, Guangzhou, CN, Intern

3d modeling with sketchup, sketching, and translation

May 2013 - Jul 2013


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

To rethink the way we create spatial experiences that resonate with the audience today from lighting and furniture to hospitality concepts, restaurants, exhibitions, and mixed-use space

Sep 2013 - Aug 2017

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