2015                               MFA Illustration Practice

                                       Maryland Institute College of Art, US


2006                               BFA Illustration & Animation

                                       Kingston University, UK


2003                               Foundation

                                       Chelsea College of Art, UK



Awards, Recognition, Inclusion in Publications

2018 The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators
The Dreamer

2017 The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators
Bird, Balloon, Bear

2016                             Listed on Best Concept Book as Honorable Mention for The Opposite Zoo
                                     by The Huffington Post, Best Picture Books of 2016
                                     One of the Best Children's Books of 2016 at baby to age2
                                     The Opposite Zoo
                                     3x3 International Illustration Annual, Honorable mention

                                     Featured author in the annual Baker and Taylor Summer Reading Contest
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2015                             One of the Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2015
                                     One of the Amazon Best Books 2015: baby to age2
                                     Best Children's Books 2015 by SPL (The Seattle Public Library) Children's Recommendations
                                     NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) 2015 Pick of the Lists
                                     Welcome Home, Bear
                                     WIA2015, (World Illustration Award, AOI), Shortlist
                                     3x3 student show, Merit

                                     Illustrations from A Book of Sleep was selected for producing the poster
                                     'Babies Need Words Every Day' by ALSC (The American Library Service to Children)
                                     with the Obama Administration. 
2014                             Selected for the Best Picture Books of 2014 by The Boston Globe
                                     A Book of Babies


2012                               Juul Campaign, organized by Navarra Federation of Ikastolas
                                      A Book of Winter (Basque version)


                                      Best of 2012 Children’s Books List, Kirkus Book Reviews
                                      Hide & Seek

                                      Finalist, Nottingham Children’s Book Awards
                                      Hide & Seek


2011                              Best of 2011 Children’s Books List, Kirkus Book Reviews
                                      A Book of Winter


2008                              Finalist, British Design and Production Awards
                                      Finalist, The Big Picture Best New Illustrator Award
                                      Selected, AOI Children’s Trade Catergory
                                      A Book of Sleep

Seminars/ Workshops/ Events

- Book Reading with Ruth Chan at Montessori Book Festival, NYC, 2016

- Invited Speaker, Illustration Alumni Panel with Kali Ciesemier, Sam Bosma, Matt Rockerfeller at MICA, 2016
- Book Event with Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Sujean Rim at the Books of Wonder, NYC, 2015

- Invited Author/Illustrator for Random House Children's Books Original Art Cocktail Party with Paul Zelinsky,
  Shane Evans, Cathy Goldsmith and Emily Martin at ALA (American Library Association), San Francisco, 2015
- Book signing with Random House Children's Books, Booth #3001 at ALA (American Library Association), San Francisco, 2015

- Invited Speaker 'The Power of Picture' at AFCC (Asian Festival of Children's Content), Singapore, 2014
- Invited Speaker 'The Vast Spread of the Sea: Asian Diaspora Writers and their Works' at AFCC
  with Mitali Perkins and Gabriel Wang, Singapore, 2014

-Book Workshop at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), Baltimore, 2014

Teaching Experience

Aug.2017 - Current         Assitant Professor

                                       Kansas City Art Institute

Jan.2015 – May.2015      Instructor

                                       Maryland Institute College of Art

                                       Book Illustration


Mar.2013 – Jun.2013      Instructor

                                       Kaywon University of Art and Design, Seoul, South Korea

                                       Book Illustration


Jan.2010 – May.2012     Instructor

                                      The Hankyoreh Education, Seoul, South Korea

                                      Children’s Picture Book



Juried Shows

2006                   D&AD Talantpool Showcase, London

2008                   The Best of British Contemporary Illustration, London


Group Shows

2006                   Group Show at Corningsby Gallery, London

2009                   SeoJeongWook Gallery, Seoul

2009                   Fidra Gallery, Edinburgh

2009                   Choomoo Art Hall, Seoul

2012                   Gallery Oldham, Manchester

2015                   Lotte gallery, Seoul

2017 Casting Shadows: 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City
The original art show, The society of illustrators, NYC

2018 Lineage and Impact, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City
The original art show, The society of illustrators, NYC

2019 Picture This! The Art of Children’s Books, Nassau County Museum of Art, NY

2019 New Five, KCAI Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City