2010 Apr.~present: director and CEO of ARCREATIVE (www.arcreative.co.kr)
2010 Apr.: Did the concept design of the animation “Katuri – A Story of a Mother Bird’ (originally written by author Jeong-saeng Kwon) of Andong Media Center & Funnyflux Entertainment.
2010 Mar.: Designed Thunderbolt Man in “Let's Get Together Ding Dong Deng” of Funnyflux & EBS
2010 Jan.: Did the concept design for “Vroomiz” of SAMG Animation
2008 Sept.: Did the subcontracted concept design for “Taoist Mutul” of Cotajee Animation, and more
Majoring in cartoons and animations at the university, CEO Lee shared the ups and downs that he experienced when his company was just starting in the animation production business. “During my university days, there were many ongoing projects run by the government to foster the cartoon industry. Entering graduate school, I was bent on engaging in animation production, but the reality was quite different from what I learned from school.”
The turning point to his life was Pilo the pillow fairy. “Every creator happens to discover one or two silver linings, I think. For me, I suppose Pilo was the case. The idea of Pilo was based on my parental experience. I reminisced about the difficult days when my oldest child would not go to bed, wanting to play more. I felt very sorry for my child because I had little time to play with him when I would come home late from work. But one night, while I was watching him sleep hugging his pillow tight, an idea hit me – wouldn’t it be great if he had a friend to play with in his dream world?”
Meanwhile, CEO Lee added that he has greater expectations on the global than the domestic market with the release of Pilo. “The Korean and global app book markets are not as big as we think they are. With active PR in the Korean market, we presume Pilo will be no. 1, but it won’t make a significant impact on revenues. Thus, we will double our efforts to conquer the global market as well.”