Heejung found herself struggling to blend in with American culture and it unknowingly raised issues about her cultural identity. She had a great opportunity to explore her personal journey to define her cultural identity and hopefully become a better graphic designer.

Her MFA thesis project shows how individuals reconcile their Korean-American cultural identities and personal differences in a multi-generational and transracial context. This book tells the stories of Korean-American interracial couples, Korean adoptees, and people of Korean-American mixed decent living in America today.

Design sketch

design journal sketching

Book design

Complex Identities: Korean | American

Book pages

Website design

This website was developed in Macromedia Flash in 2004. At some point in the future, we will take the time to convert all the great design and content into a responsive design.

web design and development