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Yo, I’m Paul Jun.

I'm a creative director with a background in brand strategy, writing, community, and building editorial products. I am also a photographer, author, and co-founder of The Observers.

From strategy to execution, I manage and build projects that help companies unlock their stories.

I was the Editorial Director at COLLINS that led and built IDEAS. Transformed the way we talk about projects; devised new strategies for agency comms; did brand strategy for Clubhouse, and much more.

Previously, I was the Head of Content for CreativeMornings, evolving the beloved Weekly Highlights newsletter, creating systems for storytelling, producing global campaigns, and managing all aspects of the brand.

I helped launch Seth Godin’s altMBA program as a senior coach and community manager, coaching over 300 students around the world.

I've written for publications like 99u, Fast Company, Insider, Lifehacker, The Next Web, and others. 

Background

I am a first-generation Korean American and grew up in a Sopranos-style North Jersey neighborhood. Basically, I am the perfect mix of kimchi and gabagool. I grew up playing football, basketball, snowboarding, and every video game imaginable, from Final Fantasy to Counterstrike to World of Warcraft. I love learning and helping others learn to master their craft.

I moved to Brooklyn in 2016 and can't seem to leave. You can find me going on long walks on weekends with a camera in hand. Eating everything (ask me about the best pizza/ramen/pasta in NYC). Or cycling around the city.

On the side, I am building The Observers with my bud Wesley Verhoeve. It's a first-of-its-kind publication on photo books featuring visionaries in the industry. 

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Contact

Email: hello [at] pauljun [dot] me
Twitter: @pauljun_
Instagram: @pauljunbear

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