Yeji Kim


(she/her/hers) is a NYC-based graphic designer, illustrator, and multidisciplinary artist who is currently pursuing her BFA at The Cooper Union (c/o 2022). 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, and Food Education Fund. Yeji currently freelances and interns at Partner & Partners.


Skills


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


Features & Shows


︎Talinn Architecture Biennale (Forthcoming, Sep 2022)
︎The Leroy Neiman Fellowship at Ox-Bow School of Art (Forthcoming, Summer 2022)
︎Girls Night — 7 E 7th St., NYC (April 2022)
︎Fruit Flies — 41 Cooper Sq. Gallery (March 2022)
︎GDUSA 2022 Students to Watch

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

︎Studio Ouch! Gazette: Knickknacks (Nov 2020, Artist Feature)
︎See Music, Hear Art — Kaufman Dance Studio at The Juilliard School (Feb 2020)


Graphic Design


Other Stuff


Junk Drawer


Resume


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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.


Fish Series — Poster, 2020



Series of three posters created to pay homage to the fishes my mother used to pack in my lunches, which elicited strange stares from my peers in a dingy, American elementary school cafeteria.


The Bermuda Triangle — Branding, 2021



Speculative identity concept for The Bermuda Triangle, a location in the Caribbeans notorious for missing flights and shipwrecks, as a travel agency.


Funeral Unknown — Zine, 2021



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


CUSAI 2021 — Branding, 2021



Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive (CUSAI) is a high school pre-college summer program hosted by The Cooper Union School of Art. The visual identity, which is composed of a funky typeface, Fuhgeddaboudit, and swooshes of airbrush-like strokes, was created with the intention of piquing the interests of high school students who are interested in studying fine arts, design, and animation in a collegiate setting for the summer.


Reflections from Justice Dreamers — Book, 2021



Design & illustration for Reflections from Justice Dreamers, a compilation of prosaic manifestos written by social workers & justice dreamers of the collective learning community in UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.


TEARANOSAURUS-X — Motion Graphics + Illustration, 2020



Advertisement for a bogus diet-tea product with grand promises of weight loss.