The incredibly busy imagination of South Korea-born, Yeji Yun spills out and into every one of her illustrations.
Now based in London after completing her masters at Kingston a couple of years ago, she works in a range of areas, in a range of materials. It’s probably this diverse use of multiple mediums in her bustling drawings that make them work so well.
Make sure to check out her photo journal section of her website, too. It’s a beautiful insight into her travels and the people she’s met along the way, through diary entries and various, quirky kinds of photography.
“I am an illustrator born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. I studied graphic design and illustration in Seoul, then Baltimore and lastly in London where I now live and continue to work. I have produced illustrations for many different fields, including: magazines, books, logos, posters, t shirts and advertisement.
I also make my own zines and exhibit my personal projects. I am influenced by poetic and nostalgic material and like to draw inspiration from my own imagination and emotions.”
“When I work, I make hand-drawn lines and textures using pencils, ink and pen, water colours, and collage with old paper. Then I scan all of them, and build up an image on lots of layers in Photoshop. Sometimes, I also do printmaking – etchings and silk screen. I like making things in an old-fashioned way with my two hands.”
© Yeji Yun, 2012