YoungJu Kim

YoungJu Kim – Designer

Digital artist and illustrator. I illustrate children's picture books, children's book covers, and anthologies.

Overview

Hello,

I am YoungJu. I work as a digital artist and children's book illustrator. Every day I do my very best work to edit and create whimsical images. Most importantly, I am very easy to work with and have integrity.

My works were featured in the Grain Valley Publishing, Dasoham Publishing, COEX Winter Festival, Applied Arts magazine,Rosengart gallery, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze, Illustration West by Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 3×3 Magazine Annual, CMYK, Creative Quarterly, What’s up Annapolis, Savannah College of Art and Design, Deep Kids Books, Telfair art fair, Godley Station School, Veritas Academy, Mizville, Terra Firma Counseling Center, and many private clients.

I also have been working for Gelsinger Licensing Group for over 5 years. Their licensed images are usually featured in stationary and seasonal gift products at Walmart, Target, Dayspring, Staples, Ne'Qwa ornaments, etc.

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Middle Grade Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Inspirational Parenting & Families
Languages
English
Awards
  • Low country award at Telfair Museum Art Fair, 2013
  • Young Blood Illustration Award, Applied Arts Magazine,2014
  • Merit award at Illustration West 48,49 Student Show, Society of Illustration of Los Angeles, 2010, 2011
  • Merit at 3x3 Illustration Annual No.7, Children's Show, 2010
  • First place at 'Monster Masquerade' show by the Society of Illustrators SCAD, 2009

Work experience

Gelsinger Licensing Group, Inc

Jul, 2016 — Present

-Create seasonal licensing images such as Spring, Easter, Independence Day, Fall, Halloween, Christmas, etc., with given reference photos and images using Photoshop.

-Edit images for garden and college flags, mats, napkins, candy and chocolate wraps, gift box, and tins with given layout and image.

Self-employed

May, 2011 — Present

-Create children's book cover and interior design
-Illustrate custom book illustrations from initial sketches to final images
-Event logo and illustration including typography
-Greeting cards, stationary, and calendar illustration

I’ve illustrated almost twenty book covers for anthologies and the YA market and nine picture books for vanity or indie-publishers including Grain Valley Publishing, Mountain Arbor Press, Boomi LLC, Dasoham Publishing, and Happenin Kat LLC. My illustrations have many good reviews from Online Book Club, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, and so on.

My works were also featured in the COEX Winter Festival, Gelsinger Licensing Group, Applied Arts magazine, Rosengart Gallery Fine Art & Gifts, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze, Illustration West by Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, 3×3 Magazine Annual, CMYK, Creative Quarterly, What’s up Annapolis, Savannah College of Art and Design, Deep Kids Books, and so on.

Working Class Studio

Sep, 2010 — Nov, 2010 (2 months)

Developed and designed new home products from sketches to mockup. I suggested and made 3D greeting card, wooden printed puzzle, coaster, and placemat, shower curtain design and illustration, recycled laser-cut vinyl record clock.

American Greetings

Jun, 2010 — Aug, 2010 (2 months)

Selected as one of two creative interns for American Greetings in Summer 2010. Participated in Mother's day, Easter, Gen Y, New children's greeting cards suggestions for Target project.

Portfolio

I am an Artist

Carter, S.

The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more
The Deep Center is a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to help young people write and share their stories with skill, confidence, and courage. Each year, hundreds of students in Savannah’s public middle schools receive fully-funded schol... read more

YoungJu has 12 reviews

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Hillary S.

Hillary S.

May, 2023

YoungJu Kim is a pleasure to work with. She is a very talented artist and designer, and this is the reason why I had her work with me on a second book. I heartily recommend her. She does very good work.
Dana B.

Dana B.

Apr, 2023

YoungJu Kim is the epitome of professional and the quintessential of talent! She, time and time again provides timely and meaningful work and is an ABSOLUTE kind soul! She is beyond exceptional and we look forward to working with her again!
Kay M.

Kay M.

Jan, 2023

Young Ju is very talented. She is able to capture your ideas and characters very beautifully. I had a great experience working with her and I look forward to our next collaboration.
Hillary S.

Hillary S.

Aug, 2022

YoungJu Kim is a pleasure to work with, and she is also a very talented and professional artist. Her illustrations really made such a positive difference for my book, and I wouldn't have published it without her beautiful and perfect illustrations. She is quick to respond to corrections and suggestions. I am definitely hiring her for my next book which I have already started working on.
Brenda D.

Brenda D.

May, 2022

Wonderful to work with! Knowledgeable and she produced a high quality product. She helped me at every step on this project. I would highly recommend her!