Janet
Print lover
Print is not dead
Homebody
Sleep Enthusiast
Tetris Pro
Speedy Fingers
Print lover
Print is not dead

Typography, Print/Brand Communications, Book/Editorial
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About
Janet specializes in book/editorial design, branding, and typography. Janet admires and excels in primarily print design, as she is intrigued by the beauty of type when it is transferred to paper. However, Janet strives to become an all-round designer who is able to apply her skills in other areas including UX/UI design, and motion design. Her goal as a designer is to contribute to a world where design not only evolves along with technology, but also helps the people and users to adapt seamlessly to these changes. Janet also strives to continue her learning journey to keep up with the fast-changing field of design herself. Apart from designing, Janet loves enjoying the small things in life, like going on walks with her two Australian shepherds, trying new foods, fixing chipped nail polish, and celebrating cheap finds at thrift stores.
First thing you would do after COVID is over? (If ever)
Go on a grad trip with friends!
2nd favourite typeface (after Papyrus)
Gatwick
Favourite Designer(s) and/or Design Communities
Kenneth Vanoverbeke, Jacob Hutchinson, Alycia Rainaud, Georgie Yana, Liyong Wong, Jake Farmer, Vratislav Pecka, Rik Oostenbroek,
Case Studies
Haenyeo Museum Rebrand
Haenyeo Museum showcases the unique culture of Jeju Haenyeos. The culture revolves around the practice of muljil which is the act of diving to retrieve harvest with no equipment. The logo and the fluid elements focus on the core element of the culture which is community. The haenyeos are divided into three levels based on skill: how deep and how long they can stay submerged. The three colours used within the wave represent these levels and how they work together. The wave in the logo represents the ocean which is important in haenyeo culture as they respect it like a deity and is the source of a big portion of their harvest. The wave is shaped in a yin yang symbol to symbolize the Korean flag. In the fluid elements, the white circles represent the holding of breath which is the basic skill that muljil is built upon.
Human
Human is a poem book that describes mood in the words of regular people. Mood is a very difficult thing to define because of its subjectivity. Human takes on this challenge by showcasing definitions of the different moods written by various people, as well as the expression of these moods through poems uploaded onto the web by amateur writers. The purpose of the book is to evoke some kind of feeling within its readers, as life can feel dull due to quarantine. In short, its purpose is to aid its readers to simply feel. Feel human.
Kong Identity
Kong Identity is a clothing line that’s goal is to bridge the identity gap that Korean Canadians feel by allowing them to show off and be proud of who they are. The brand focuses on embracing the duo culture and encouraging Korean Canadians to admire their mixed culture to gain a sense of belonging. Kong Identity promotes casual clothing that can be worn on a daily basis to help Korean Canadians feel comfortable in their own skin. Identity gaps form when there is miscommunication between the self and its surroundings. This can come in forms of pretending to be an unauthentic self or others having false preconceptions of an individual. By wearing our clothing, Korean Canadians can proudly show their authentic selves as well as inform others of their culture.