Hi-llo! : )


I'm Vanessa, born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in sunny California.

I come from a well-balanced left and right brain family, so this can either mean that I have the best of both worlds, or that I'm confused most of the time. But this confusion that I have is what makes me curious about things and drives me to question everything, literally. Even at a young age, I would ask "why, why, why?" to everything my parents would say, and it drove them nuts. 

I've always been in love with art, but what actually drew me to becoming a designer was the idea of solving problems for the better, because who doesn't want to have an impact on this world? Because of my curiosity, asking myself “why this?” or “why that?” has become a good habit of mine. And one thing I've learned and become certain about through this habit is that there is always a better solution for almost everything in this world.

My goal as a designer is to provide realistic and genuine solutions for problems. I love creating crazy conceptual designs, but user-centric design is what motivates me to continue designing. I love to sit down with people, listen to what they have to say, and create innovative solutions. At the end of the day, I want to design for people who are overlooked and provide them with everyday conveniences that many of us take for granted.

The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

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