I am a freelance illustrator based in New York City. I also teach illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). 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 abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul South Korea, and then started over at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) studying illustration for 4 years. After 7 years in NYC I made a big jump in 2008 and moved to Beijing just before the Olympics, not knowing when or if I'd be back. It turned into a 6 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 Park Slope Brooklyn, jogging around the park with our rescue husky, brewing beer, tending to my rooftop vegetable garden, cooking dishes from all the countries I've lived in, and of course, illustratin' down in the digital coal mine with the shades down. I secretly wish I could exchange my drawing talent for Jazz piano talent, or to be able to wail like Al Green. You can see my misadventures on my travel blog


Society of Illustrators 61
American Illustration 37
Society of Illustrators 60
Communication Arts 59
Spectrum 24
American Illustration 34
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


Wow X Wow - Microvisions 3
Spoke Art - Miyazaki in NYC - Group Show
Spoke Art - 9th Annual Moleskin Show - Group Show
Spoke Art - Apartment 5A - A Seinfeld Tribute Group Show

Partial Client List:

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Boston Globe
The Atlantic
Bottleneck Gallery
Time Magazine
Le Parisien (France)
Bottleneck Gallery
Le Nouvel Observateur (France)
Financial Times
De Morgen (Belgium)
The Smithsonian
General Electric
Scientific American
Hollywood Reporter
The Nation
Reveal: From the Center of Investigative Reporting
Yahoo! (Singapore, Philippines)
Saatchi and Saatchi (NY)
Leo Burnett (Toronto)
Procter & Gamble
United Airlines
Los Angeles Magazine
LA Times
New Scientist (UK)
Morgenthal Frederics
01Net (France)
Reader's Digest (UK)
BBC Science Focus (UK)
Facebook (Singapore)
Radio Times (UK)
Tiger Beer (Singapore)
Mojo Magazine (UK)
The Times (UK)
Emory University
Time Out (Beijing)
Automobile Magazine
Kult Agency (Singapore)
Choonhae University (South Korea)
Virgin (UK)
Golf Magazine
American Medical Association
G2 - Grey Advertising (New York)
American Lawyer Media
Military Officer's Association of America
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
DLKW Lowe (London)
Ink Publishing (New York, London)
National Public Radio NPR
Chicago Tribune
Robb Report
Collective Arts Brewery
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