Mikyung Lee is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Seoul. She received her BFA in Multimedia film and Design degree from Korea National University of Arts in 2016. She had been worked in motion graphic industry and now has had the pleasure of working in illustration for animation, commercials, editorials and a variety of brands.
She loves to explore her work with bold colors, rough textures, and some elegant lines. Her works are cheerful, bright and also has surrealism in a different way. Before starting as a freelancer, Mikyung was involved in the motion graphics industry in Korea. However, she felt there were limitations that would keep her from exploring her full potential. So she decided to take a chance and do what she really love and want even though she knew this would be very challenging.
She mostly works digitally after drawing in a sketchbook. “Using technology is very easy and reduces a number of mistakes that I make”, she says. “It also provides me an ability to work anywhere I want without being restricted to one workspace”.
Her main source of inspiration is all about nature, architecture, people, music, books, movies, and personal emotions. “I think everything I see and hear inspires my work”, she explains. She has an empathetic approach to illustration, this is why she tries to reflect her emotions into her work, and constantly hopes that the viewer will get the most out of it.
To view more about her portfolio, go here.