JANGCHA BOOKS

Our eyes melted with glee when we came across Daye Kim, Illustrator at JANGCHA BOOKS. Going from creating illustrations for stationary to drawing for children's books—what a dream! Daye also branches out on her own doing illustrations interiors and other print media—stating "Colors and characters are important in my drawings and I try to express a fun moment in my works." Check it out and have some fun too!

Where did you study and what were some of your first jobs?

I majored visual design at Seoul Women’s University. I didn’t learn much of ‘illustrations’ during university years. That sometimes made me think if the school was was really worth spending 4 years for me. But it certainly helped me shape the fundamental for my drawing and made it easy for me to imagine what the outcome of the design would look like. After I graduated university, I started my first job at a stationary design company. I drew pictures that go into diaries, notes and postcards etc. and it was a great experience especially to see overall manufacturing/ production process.

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

I am painting books for kids at a publishing company called ‘Jangcha books’ and I am also doing freelance works as an illustrator drawing pictures for magazines, books, posters and even café interiors. Colors and characters are important in my drawings and I try to express a fun moment in my works.

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What do you look for in a great client?

Knowing what they want and give clear directions and most of all, kind people! All the jobs finished well with those I had good conversations with.

How did you develop your style as an illustrator and what tips would you have for others?

Drawing every day is very important to me even if I can’t complete. As I draw every day, materials piled up and my works progressed little by little. From my experience, improvements was there from easy ideas and every day paintings rather than a huge project. It will get better every day as you paint every day.

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being inspired by someone or opportunities can be broadened throughout diverse people

What advice would you give students starting out?

Doing projects is important but I would recommend to meet with various people in different fields and backgrounds and engage yourself in a good conversations. There aren’t too many things you can do all by yourself. and being inspired by someone or opportunities can be broadened throughout diverse people.

2018 for you in a sentence.

Busy but Happy

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Where to find JANGCHA BOOKS online.

Website: imdykim.tumblr.com

Instagram: @iamdykim

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