Jean Kee was raised in both Malaysia and Japan. She moved to the United States to attend Savannah College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and Metals & Jewelry. She is a creative who thinks with her hands. Jean believes her willingness to learn and openness to new experiences has molded her into the unique individual she is today – highly collaborative, innovative, passionately artistic and persistently technical.

Jean joined John Hardy in 2013 as a Jewelry Designer, where she was based in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently located in New York City, with frequent visits to Bali, Jean holds the title of Creative Director. In this dynamic role, she leads the design and creative development process for the brand, always looking to push boundaries and maximize the for-all and sustainable approach.