Saturday, December 25, 2010

Liz Claiborne Bedding Set Illustration

 process 1
 process 2

When I was intern at Liz Claiborne for Issac Mizrahi, I was honored to illustrate 
Liz Claiborne's bedding set from February through May as a promotional presentation to clients. I am not sure whether they have approved this or not, but it was a great experience where you wouldn't able to do what you want to do during intern. 

Now I became a full-time employer :) at Isaac Mizrahi for QVC 
( sponsored by Earthbound LLC) in New York. 
But my creativity and desire of drawing/sketching/illustrating will continue. 
Great news is that I am able to meet ROKING chief executors, editors in mid-January 
while they are on a business trip to U.S. for broadening 
the Korean culture magazine distribution in the states.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas and God Bless you all.
This is the card I designed a few months ago for Christmas card ^^
Now! it's time to make New Year's card.hehe
ahhhh I love design, it just makes people happy
and I am able to praise God..

Sunday, December 5, 2010

sketches, ideas

Happy December!
This year has been such a blessing from my Savior, God.

I recently was playing with Hangeul(Korean alphabet) and made some sketches that kept coming into my mind. It's always pleasing to sketch and design without anybody telling me what to do.

I found out that Hangeul has a constructive graphic design (interactive relationship between positive and negative space of Korean alphabet) that expands design into an illustration or even in a pattern design , for example,balancing between the roundness of "o" and geometric shapes of "ㄱ,ㄴ,ㄷ" etc.

Several different idea about Samulnori concept idea.

 Thinking Chair
mixed media (pen, pencil, Hanji)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Flying lanterns

 I captured these while I was watching Korean history drama, Dong-E.
The flying lanterns... so beautifully illustrated in this drama.
Want to try some day :) sooner the better! 
I am going to illustrate this in mixed media. it would be fun !

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bojagi and Beyond

Another great news.
I have been wanting to see this book published!
Diana Oh and I have been working on this book only for three months
..but crazy-ly focused. Now it's published!!!!
the website link above is where you can order books :D

Professor Chunghie Lee (curator, famous Korean Bojagi artist) has been wanting to publish her own artist book for the past ten years. In my senior year at Rhode Island School of Design,
Diana and I took her class called Bojagi and Beyond and that's how our triangle relationship began.

She asked for about 35 bojagi illustrations.
It was a lot of fun, but we had a little bit of stress on time constraining, since we had to finish the book in only three months, which it usually takes about an year to publish a book.

Anyways, with God's guidance and grace it's available now through personal order! Order through
It's $40 per book, little bit pricy, but it tells you the history of bojagi
and include special Chunghie Lee's bojagi works and my illustrations :)

Below images are from two of the selected spread sheet of
Bojagi and Beyond, authored by Chunghie Lee.
Designed by Diana Oh and illustrations by Hyun Jin Yoo(colored)/Jiyoung Chung(line drawings)

My design featured in ROKING

Great news!
Recently I have been contacting ROKING magazine, Korean culture magazine.
The magazine is established by three girls who are about my age, passionate about promoting Korean culture in arts, music, dance, language etc...

The second issue was published on the first week of November and it's about HANGEUL. My illustration is featured on page 17th (right side)

Please visit and check it out!

 (above) my illustration got featured about Hangeul on the right side of the spread sheet

The content page of ROKING issue2.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Let's Start!

Hello everyone.
I have opened ""
Besides posting up my final surface designs, I wanted to have my online
documentary about my inspirations and sketches.

Recently, I have made a blush pink floral pin.
It definitely becomes an accent design.

I already made two, and thinking about making another one for a gift :)