Yeji Kim

(she/her/hers) is a NYC-based graphic designer, illustrator, and multidisciplinary artist who earned her BFA from The Cooper Union. She currently freelances and works as a Graphic Designer at Pratt Institute.

During her free time, she co-runs misplaced press, an independent publisher specializing in experimental books and exhibitions, and volunteers as an art director and designer at 8-Ball Community.

Select Collaborators

Typographics 2021, UCLA Luskin School of Social Affairs, Herb Lubalin Center for Typography and Design, Poster House, Food Education Fund, Partner & PartnersMuseum Hue, East Village Zine Fair, National Audubon Society, and Nonhuman Teachers.

Awards & Scholarships

︎Center for Book Arts Scholarship (2023)
︎The Leroy Neiman Fellowship at Ox-Bow School of Art (Summer 2022)

︎Sarah Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize for Excellence in Art (May 2022)

︎George & Selma Klett Art Scholarship (2019–2022)

︎Laura Miller Margolius Memorial Scholarship (2020–2022)

︎James Craig Designing with Type Award (2018)

︎Cooper Union Full Tuition Merit Scholarship (2018–2022)


︎Printmaking To-Go, Art on the Meadow Workshop at Ox-Bow School of Art (2023)


︎Soft Times Quarterly - Volume 4 (Seasons)
︎GDUSA 2022 Students to Watch

︎Studio Ouch! Gazette: Knickknacks (Nov 2020, Artist Feature)


︎Clothesline Show — Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC (October 2023)
︎Almost Heaven — Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI (August 2022)

︎Wife Swap — Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI (June 2022)
︎Girls Night — 7 E 7th St., NYC (April 2022)
︎Fruit Flies — 41 Cooper Sq. Gallery, NYC (March 2022)

︎River Show — Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Aug 2021)

︎See Music, Hear Art — Kaufman Dance Studio at The Juilliard School (Feb 2020)

Graphic Design

Junk Drawer


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Reminder — Typographic Illustration & Zine, 2023

An accordion zine, laser-printed onto colored paper, reminding its readers to slow down.

Kelp Forest Adrift: Opener, Audubon Magazine — Editorial Layout & Illustration, 2023

Editorial Layout and spot illustrations for Audubon Magazine’s Summer 2023 issue’s opener article, Kelp Forest Adrift.

It’s Not Just a Song, It’s a Call to Action / 2023 Audubon Benefit — Identity & Invitation, 2023

Identity for the 2023 Audubon Benefit, It’s Not Just a Song, It’s a Call to Action. The event celebrated The Birdsong Project by inviting some of the contributing artists to perform during the benefit concert. The identity was built around birdy interpretations of musical symbols and transcriptions of White-crowned Sparrow spectrograms.

Artworldbuilding — Identity & Illustration, 2022

Identity for Artworldbuilding, a symposium to consider new organizations and institutions prompted by blockchain and web3, organized by Joao Enxuto and Sarah Friend. The illustration was created by collaging various images generated by Dall-E to pay homage to new intersections between artificial intelligence and art education, and its ripple effects.

Kite Show — Poster & Social Media Graphic, 2022

Poster and social media graphic created for Kite Show, a group show responding to the wind with play through installation, sculpture and performance, organized and curated by Aneesa Razak

We All Made Out Anyways — Zine, 2022

A zine featuring a collection of love letters received for and broadcasted in We’re All Gonna Make Out Anyways, broadcasted via WXBO, Ox-Bow’s radio station. The show and zine was aimed at manifesting and archiving ephemeric qualities of love into a physical form.

Summer Solstice Woodland Faerie Realness — Menu Design, 2022

Menu design for Summer Solstice Woodland Faerie Realness, a dreamy feast in the woods with food and drinks served on glassware created by members of Beginning Glassblowing, instructed by artist Corey Pemberton at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency.

Pass The Spatula Issue 3: Global Food & Mental Health Awareness — Editorial Design, 2022

Pass the Spatula is an annual publication by Food Education Fund and the students of Food and Finance High School and High School of Hospitality Management in New York City. For Issue 3, the students explored global food, the relationship food and community, and its impact on mental health through various essays, interviews, and recipes in a 96-page magazine.

Time Zone Protocols & Prime Meridian Unconference — Website & Exhibition, 2022

Rasheedah Phillip’s Time Zone Protocols research project, exhibition, and accompanying Prime Meridian Unconference explores and critiques the written “Protocol Proceedings” developed at the 1884 International Prime Meridian Conference leading to the decision to make Greenwich London the prime meridian and leading time zone for the world by seeking to develop an understanding of Colored People’s Time as an ontological framework and alternative theory of temporal-spatial consciousness. With Partner & Partners, I assisted in creating various components of the website and exhibition, such as different booklets, website pages, video installation, and more.

The Laundromat Project — Identity & Website, 2022

The Laundromat Project is a NYC-based nonprofit that advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. With Partner & Partners, I  worked with The Laundromat Project on a new website and refreshed identity materials. With a long-term storefront home secured and in-person programming resuming, the new LP website provides tooling for the organization to showcase and connect between their abundance of programming, collaborations, and projects.

Institute for Rebooting Social Media — Identity & Website, 2022

Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) is a 3-year initiative by the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University whose goal is to accelerate progress towards addressing social media’s most urgent problems, including misinformation, privacy breaches, harassment, and content governance. With Partner & Partners, I created various assets, including the logo, website layout and hierarchy, image treatment and transitions, and brand guidelines. 

Journal Grids — Posters, 2022

A series of posters that lays out personal journal entries with grids, images, and typographic illustrations.

Fruit Flies — Show Poster, Invitations & Signage, 2022

Poster and invitation (physical and digital) for my solo show, Fruit Flies, which showcased various paintings, posters, books, prints, ceramic pieces, and animations.

I Have Been Here Before — Show Poster, 2022

Risographed poster created in collaboration with artist Kailey Weaver for her solo show, I Have Been Here Before

N-400: Application for Naturalization — Risographed Zine, 2022

The U.S. Immigration system is especially notorious for its hostile bureaucracy, as translated into and demonstrated by language used in various naturalization paraphernalia. This booklet consists of AI-generated narratives, derived from words and visual structures used within the N-400 Form and Preparing for the Naturalization Test: A Pocket Study Guide. 19 real immigration jargons were used to generate each fake narrative in this booklet. Collected by the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography.

HUGO BALL(oons) — Balloon + Packaging, 2021

Each balloon contains a stanza from Karawane, a sound poem composed of meaningless sound-words by Hugo Ball. The balloons are to be popped in homage to the Dada movement’s rejection of language and logic in opposition to the brutalities of war.

A Thing About Things With Words — Chapbook, 2021

A bookmark-shaped chapbook composed of essays by Donald Barthelme, Georges Perec, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Nicholson Baker on their relationships to spoken and written words.

Gung-Ho — Website + Book, 2021

What if children were granted the right to carry in schools to protect themselves from mass gun violence? If so, what kinds of materials would help children understand guns as a friendly object, rather than the killing machine it is? This satirical project is conceived around a series of what-if’s surrounding the topic of school shootings to create a sense of discomfort around the presence of guns around schoolchildren. View full website prototype here.

Shiny Streets of Grime — Poster, 2021

Poster created for PHxCollege’s screen printing demo with Bushwick Print Lab, inspired by The Push Pin Legacy exhibit at Poster House, which was on view during the event. In-process shots by Aaron Cohen. Collected by the Poster House permanent collection.

Modular Emotions — Book, 2021 

A screenprinted book that depicts various emotions through combinations of gridded icons. The modularity of the icons, as well as the form of the book itself, explores the fluidity and in-betwenness of emotions.

Funeral Unknown — Zine, 2021

A screenprinted zine about specific funeral rituals, sounds, and objects that explores the fragmented reality of grief.

Fishes from Childhood — Posters, 2020

Series of posters that pays homage fishes that elicited strange stares in dingy elementary school cafeterias. 

Tearanosaurus-X — Motion Graphics, 2020

Advertisement for Tearanosaurus-X, a bogus diet tea company that sells toxic dreams of weight loss.