I AM JEE KIM. I AM AVAILABLE to be hired TO solve problems with specialties of graphic design, branding identity AND hand LETTERING.
Back in 2005, I made a decision that would change my life forever. I realized assisting senior designers was not enough to fulfill my desire for knowledge about the logo and identity design industry, and it was time to pursue what I truly love to do for a living! At the time, I worked at a graphic design studio in Seoul, Korea, after receiving an associates degree in Industrial Design. I admired everyone on my design team, because they were skilled at designing logos, solving problems, and selling their solutions to their clients—but I wanted to be better.
To achieve this goal, I knew I would need to work outside my comfort zone and get experience outside of Korea, so I moved to the US and enrolled at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. I found myself attracted to drawing letters and perfect curves, influenced by two beloved type designers and teachers, the late Doyald Young and Leah Hoffmitz Milken. Though I am heartbroken to have lost two brilliant mentors, I am grateful to have learned many skills and virtues from them, that I believe are reflected in my hard work and attention to detail.
I graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design with a degree in graphic design in April 2012. Soon after graduation, I got married and moved down to beautiful San Diego County. With support from my dear husband, I started my own design studio, Logogramm Design, in July 2013. I focus on print-based graphic design because I love the process of designing logotype and lettering, especially the sketching phase—from sharpening my leads to scratching the paper. Drawing nice curves and polishing the details makes me feel alive!
I am available to design logotype and lettering—and can help you solve problems and make your business appeals visually to your customers. I am also open to collaborations with fellow designers.