The title of this book is my Korean name, Shin Shil meaning “fruit of faith”. I block printed and bound this book by hand to record and honor the story of my family. It documents the places we moved, the hardships we have overcome, and the connections that make my family what it is today. This book is very important to me because it reminds me that I come from generations of strong, resilient, and creative people. My family’s story reminds me that although death, division, and oppression are powerful; choosing to love is stronger. I take myself and my purpose seriously because I am the fruit of generations of faith, 신실.
"tselem elohim be nashim", Hebrew for "the image of God in women", is a book I curated, designed, and hand bound. It is a collection of writings and photos from women and non–binary people. Each contributor seeks to make sense of faith and identity by presenting the image of God within themselves.
This book was created out of the need for more publications that depict an image of God that is not white, cis–gendered, male, or heterosexual. The book instead showcases the strength, richness, and resilience of voices often silenced. The purpose of this book is not to be opposed to images of God that already exist, but rather to expand the imagination of who God is.
Ingrained is a concept for a conference that discovers, educates, and celebrates the culture behind wooden instruments and the ways to appreciate them appropriately. I created the concept, identity, and illustrations for this conference. The watercolor illustrations emphasize the motif of woodgrain and the unique personality of every culture.
A full redesign centered around the large commuter base of the popular public transportation app, OneBusAway. The redesign puts an emphasis on the bookmarks function, which allows users to cater and simplify the content they need for their daily commute.