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Irene Lee is a recent graduate of OCAD University's graphic design program. She is an interdisciplinary designer with a broad interest in the world and people. As a critical thinker, she believes design encourages questioning.

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Adulthood Fantasies
: Re-centering of Self
(Process Book)
7 x 9.5, 223 page book


Adulthood Testimonials (Body of Work)
6.5 x 9.5, 112 page book

Interactive Installation
48 x 96 poster, 2 books, kids table and chairs

︎︎︎editorial design
︎︎︎design research
︎︎︎installation

Growing up, I often wondered about the territory of adulthood. As a 23-year-old living a liminal phase of my life between childhood and adulthood, I find emerging adulthood a freeing yet anxious experience.

With the goal of exploring and possibly revising our understandings of adulthood in modern society, my thesis began with secondary research on the theme of the transition from childhood to adulthood. Following it, I conducted 13 interviews among my peers as a form of primary research with intimate personal stories.

The genuine stories engage with the topic of age, gender, cultural, social, political, emotional, and practical aspects of the emerging adulthood stage in life. As a visualization of the growth process and individual lives, a spiral form diagram is used as an interactive piece.

Adulthood Fantasies: Re-centering of Self
Process Book


















Adulthood Testimonials
Body of Work

















Interactive Exhibition
GradEx 107








Song Visualization
Nine Inch Nails, Hurt
4.5 x 6


︎︎︎editorial design
︎︎︎expressive typography

The book opens in all directions within a
non-linear structure to represent the narrator's lostness in life.

The lyrics are scrambled to emphasize the pain. The shape of the human rib cage, heart, and veins are placed as the main visual elements — helping the readers to both literally and metaphorically unfold a human chest to experience the song.



Gradex Process Recomposition
Postering Project

︎︎︎Performance Art
︎︎︎Collaborative Design
︎︎︎Analog Collages

Location: OCADU
Date: May 11 - 15, 2022

This postering project was created by recomposing process works from students who participated in the in-person GradEx 107. All the compositions were output on a riso printer. The collaborative postering process was demonstrated live during the exhibit. Participants include Ali Qadeer, Irene Lee, Kelly Lin, Maham Momin, Minghao Li, Nancy Snow, Nick Zhurid, Richard Hunt, Vivian Hou.






the calligraphy letters, 2022