Yeji Kim


(she/her/hers) is a NYC-based graphic designer, illustrator, and multidisciplinary artist who earned her BFA from The Cooper Union. She has previously worked with Typographics 2021, Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive 2021, UCLA Luskin School of Social Affairs, Herb Lubalin Center for Typography and Design, Poster House, Food Education Fund, and Partner & Partners.


Skills


Skilled in a random array of things, like the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom), printmaking (etching, relief, lithography, screenprinting), 2D & 3D animation (Dragonframe, Cinema 4d, other analog methods), letterpress, Risograph, papermaking, UI/UX (Figma), and typeface design (Robofont).


Awards & Scholarships


︎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)


Features


︎GDUSA 2022 Students to Watch

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


Shows


︎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


Other Stuff


Junk Drawer


Resume


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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 helped in creating various components of the website and exhibition, such as different booklets, website pages, video installation, and more.


Institute for Rebooting Social Media — Identity & Website, 2022


Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) is an 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 helped create 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, 2021



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.


Americanah — Book Cover, 2021




Book cover design concept for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel, Americanah.


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.