Hey, I’m Deb/Deborah.(Sometimes Jung-Jin/정진 if you’re one of my parents) I am a Korean-born illustrator with a product design background based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I spend most of my day at LinkedIn helping to develop their product illustration library, and by night I’m a freelancer in publishing, editorial, and product. My free time is spent eating ungodly amounts of food or training for my upcoming half-marathon. Ask me about the time I was in a fantasy internet cult during my adolescence.
“In Limbo” - Publishing Fall 2021 from First Second Books - a graphic coming-of-age memoir about the intersection between Korean-American diaspora and mental health.
TBD - Publishing TBD from First Second Books - untitled graphic novel
Clients + past work experience:
NPR / First Second Books - Macmillan Publishers / Roaring Brook Press - Macmillan Publishers / The Verge / Discovery Inc / Procreate App / Narratively / ShirtFolk / Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative / Ladio / LinkedIn / Expii / Blue Archer / Wake Me Up Gently / 3dTotal / Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering
Written Features + Press:
Applied Arts Mag, Winner, 2019
Creative Quarterly 55 2019, Runner-Up, 2019
Communication Arts Illustration Finalist, 2019
Creative Quarterly 53, Student Runner-Up, 2018
Adobe Awards Semifinalist, 2018
3x3 International Illustration Annual, Distinguished Merit, 2018
Society of Illustrators, Recipient of the Les Kanturek Memorial Scholarship, 2018
AIGA PGH365 Design Show, 2018
Communication Arts Illustration Finalist, 2018
Print Magazine Regional Design Award, 2017
Adobe Awards Semifinalist, 2017
AIGA PGH365 Design Excellence Award, 2017
Galleries + Shows:
"GOODNIGHT", solo exhibition, The Frame Gallery, 2018
"Assemblage", group exhibition, The Miller Gallery, 2017
Let’s work together! Say a hello to email@example.com or call me at 201.289.3087.
For literary inquiries, please contact Ed Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by the office number at 212.206.5600