Information
2018
Current

Currently still writing. Come back later.
Timeline
1991-2018
History

2012:
My apartment gets robbed. They take my DSLR camera and Xbox 360. Cops don’t care.


2012:
I finally move out of the veranda closet and upgrade to a small room. It fits one desk and one bed.


2012:
Bucketfeet hires me to design five pairs of shoes. They sell at stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and select retailers worldwide.


2012:
Creative Circle and Epitome hire me as a freelance art director and designer.


2011:
Still live in that veranda closet. I continue freelance design and make art to maintain my sanity. 


2010:
First art show in Pilsen. Sponsored by Brandon and Ends/Wealth Corp.


2010:
Ryan Shultz teaches me old master oil painting techniques. I take lessons regularly for a month. My SAIC deferment expires.


2010:
1871 and Techstars hire me to freelance design at startup businesses. I work on investor pitch decks and brand identity. Clients include Sam Yagan, Chicago Board of Trade, and UChicago.


2010:
I move back to Chicago and rent out a veranda closet for $60/month at 52nd & S. Drexel. It fits one bed.


2009-2010:
Scott von Feldt hires me as a full-time designer. I move to upstate NY.


2009:
I defer from SAIC for two years to work. 

I spend summer ‘09 in Chicago and intern at Sir & Madame as a designer/artist. Autumn and Brian ask me to design event fliers, stickers, and branding material.


2009:
I graduate from Milton Academy. The school gives me a Salvador Dali book with an “Artist Award” sticker inside.

My insanely brilliant friends go to universities. I decide to be an artist. Sorry Mom and all disappointed tiger moms <3. I love you.


2005-2009
I attend Milton Academy as a boarding student. We spend 9 months out of the year living at school. Our lives feel like a cross between Lord of the Flies and Rushmore (without school uniforms). Friends become family.


2004:
At 14, I’m accepted to a New England private high school on a scholarship. I move across state lines, again. I’m devastated to leave my family and friends. 


2003:
I’m required to choose a Korean or American citizenship. I have to serve two years in the army as a Korean. So I pick American.


2001:
We settle in NJ. I finally establish long-term friendships in middle school. Life is awesome.


1991-2001:
My family moves every two years. I live in multiple cities and suburbs across the states, spending most days alone with my imagination. I’m raised by television, movies, and occasional parenting.


1991:
Parents board a flight to America. I’m born in Chicago, IL.