About Me

I'm a freelance illustrator based in New York City. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. at the age of 3. After being raised in the forests of upstate New York I studied Fine Arts for 2 years at SUNY Albany. Then 1 year studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea for a year. Then I started over at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in NYC where I received my bachelors in Illustration. After 7 years in NYC I made a big jump and in 2008 I moved to Beijing just before the Olympics, not knowing when or if I'd be back. It turned into a 5 year adventure living in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Barcelona, London, and Paris, all while freelancing with old and new clients from around the world. Now I'm back in NYC in a lovely brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. I'm into kung fu, low brow art, traveling, riding bicycles, photography, cooking, jazz/music, cinema, and drawing funny pictures. I secretly wish I could exchange my drawing talent for Jazz piano talent, or to be able to wail like Al Green (aka I wish i grew up in a southern Baptist church). You can see my misadventures on my travel blog
www.MisadventuresofJason.blogspot.com



Recognition:

Society of Illustrators 59
Spectrum 23
American Illustration 33
3x3 annual 2014
3x3 Magazine #19 Spotlight feature
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 53
Society of Illustrators NY Stevan Dohanos Award
Applied Arts Advertising Annual 2011
Society of Illustrators NY 54
Communication Arts Advertising Annual 52
Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC) Silver medal for illustration, Bronze for Posters and Newspaper Ads catergories
Illustration Now! 4 (Taschen)
Lürzers Archive 200 best illustrators worldwide
Computer Arts #145
Advanced Photoshop Magazine January 2011
W.E.B. Magazine (Korea) Dec 2010
Communication Arts 51
American Illustration 29
American Illustration 28
American Illustration 26
Society of Illustrators LA 45
3x3 Illustration Annual 2006


Partial Client List:

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Boston Globe
The Atlantic
Nike
Le Nouvel Observateur (France)
Morgenthal Frederics
Penthouse
De Morgen (Belgium)
The Smithsonian
General Electric
Scientific American
Hollywood Reporter
Variety
The Nation
Snapple
Yahoo! (Singapore, Philippines)
Saatchi and Saatchi (NY)
Leo Burnett (Toronto)
Procter & Gamble
Scholastic
United Airlines
LA Times
New Scientist (UK)
Reader's Digest (UK)
Facebook (Singapore)
Radio Times (UK)
Tiger Beer (Singapore)
Mojo Magazine (UK)
The Times (UK)
Hartford Courant
Emory University
Time Out (Beijing)
MotorTrend
Automobile Magazine
Kult Agency (Singapore)
Choonhae University (South Korea)
Backbone Magazine (Canada)
Slate.com
Virgin (UK)
Golf Magazine
American Medical Association
G2 - Grey Advertising (New York)
Boys' Life Magazine
American Lawyer Media
Military Officer's Association of America
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
DLKW Lowe (London)
Source Media
Ink Publishing (New York, London)
National Public Radio NPR
Chicago Tribune
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