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Gaeun (Karen) Lee


Gaeun (Karen) Lee graduated with Highest Honor from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea with a double major in English/Korean Language and Literature. Her main interests as a designer are how to incorporate beauty and functionality, and how to help people to lead a healthy life physically and mentally through design.

Her artistic aptitude and previous experience as an administrator uniquely position her to bring many different worlds together to produce optimal results. She has experience in initiating changes in a large organization with no previous design culture and significantly improved its global digital presence and brand identity. A website renewal project she spearheaded as an in-house designer resulted in a 25% organic increase in international search engine traffic with reduced site-wide bounce rate by 4% and target keywords jumping to the first page of Google. The renovated website also received international recognition for its aesthetics and usability.

She loves to learn other disciplines such as programming and finance, but her go-to activity when she needs to recharge is drawing and painting.

Through the MDM program, Karen wants to have as many opportunities as possible to tackle real-world problems with other talented, like-minded people taking advantage of various forms of digital media.


Dec 2021 (Cohort 15)


  • UI Designer
  • UX Designer