PAUL JUN

Creative Director, Writer
Brand Strategist
Photographer

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About Me

Yo! I'm Paul Jun. A creative director, writer, brand strategist, community builder, and photographer based in Brooklyn. 

My work combines strategic rigor, imagination, creativity, and writing to solve interesting problems and build new ideas. 

I've worked in tech, start-ups, agencies, and mission-driven organizations. I co-founded The Observers, a publication on photographers and photobooks. I've worked at COLLINS, CreativeMornings, and The altMBA. I also published Connect the Dots: Strategies and Meditations on Self-education.

I've been writing since 2009, connecting the dots between all of my interests: history, psychology, creativity, strategy, philosophy, leadership, art, design, and storytelling. Outside of work, I snowboard, play basketball, walk around and snap photos. I'm a first-generation Korean America, born and raised in New Jersey. 

Currently, I'm the Principal Brand Strategist at Mixpanel

Reach out at hello [at] pauljun dot me. 

Recognitions

AdAge Design Agency of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021
D&AD Design Agency of the Year 2021
D&AD Wood Pencil, Crane
D&AD Wood Pencil, Match
D&AD Yellow Pencil, San Francisco Symphony
D&AD Yellow Pencil, Robinhood
ADC101 Bronze Cube, Clubhouse

Capabilities

Brand Evolution
Brand Strategy
Editorial Strategy
Community Strategy
Communications Strategy
Tone of Voice
Copywriting
Long-form Writing
Customer Stories
Photography

Featured on

99u
AIGA
Fast Company
Lifehacker
Insider
AdAge
The Next Web
Entrepreneur