From Seoul
to San Francisco

Living in a city like Seoul for 26 years has taught me to be around people who have different values and beliefs. This helped broaden my perspective and embrace others with different experiences and leads my path to becoming a designer contributing to helping people through design solutions.

about

I’m currently working as a Digital Product Designer at Wondersauce. I create all aspects of digital experience for clients such as Scotts, Chick-fil-A, Abbott, Huntington Bank and L’Oreal.

I was previously working as a Graphic Designer at NFM Lending where I created operating design assets and improved loan process by 15% and recreated brand Identity, collateral marketing assets.

Before that, I was an Graphic Designer at Accelerate Korea and created brand and collateral designs for Betapitch, the international start-up conference hosted on Google’s Campus in Seoul. After the success of conference, we received $500k in funding from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (South Korea).

How I got into design

I earned a science degree in Safety and Health from Eulji University, South Korea. However, I cast a doubt on my career choice. “Is this my ideal job?” “I want something I really love.” I have been a big fan of a wide range of visual arts and films.

Finally, I made a career switch to design. I came to the U.S. in 2013 and started studying for BFA in Advertising & Graphic Design at Columbus College of Art and Design. As technology thrives, everything gets digitized, I saw more opportunities in UI/UX design for my career path. Also, It was interesting to me because UX design is a combination of Art and Science and pull abstract idea out of head and make tangible solutions.

Back then, since there was not much resources and network regarding UI/UX design around me, I had to find my own way to develop my design skill sets. So I had to work personal projects outside of work in my spare time by collaborating other designers and developers.

In 2018, one of my projects, Aveda International, I was awarded "Winner of 2018” by Red Dot Award because of its empathetic approach for users and holistic design approach. The validation I received from a big design award in the early years of my journey of a UI/UX designer still encourages me today.

What I do in my free time

I enjoy playing drones and shooting videography in my spare time. I’m also experimenting with a personal side project, DXC, a design blog forum to provide young Korean students with design tools and networking.

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Get in touch

I'm looking for new opportunities at this moment. If you are interested in my work, I would love to find a time and chat over tea on Zoom or Linkedin!