Work Samples

  • Jersey, The Ultimate Material: Resort 2010

  • RYUL+WAI spring/summer

  • Project Next Designer Final Collection

Work History

  • Freelance Fashion Designer

    • self-employed
    • Mar 2012 - Present (5 years 9 months)

    -Communicated with clients to meet the needs for special occasions or activities.

    -Developed designs according to client's requirement and arrange presentations.

    -Led at least 3 fit sessions per project followed by quality control.

  • Co-founder/Head Designer

    • RYUL+WAI, Korea
    • Mar 2008 - Apr 2012 (4 years 1 month)

    -Established brand concept, strategy and target market.

    -Contributed to brand sales growth to $176,133.00 in sales per year.

    -Analyzed current trends and adapted to create salable designs.

    -Planned and developed 2 main collections with 2 capsule collections annually.

    -Developed concepts, color stories and silhouettes.

    -Selected textiles including fabrics, fasteners, and trims.

    -Created illustrations and technical sketches both by hand and digitally.

    -Presented prototypes of garments through draping techniques to better communicate
    final product to sample makers.

    -Promoted the brand in international and domestic trade shows and seasonal runway

    -Managed budget and calculated profits using Excel program.

    -Supervised a production line at the factory and directed the manufacturing process.

  • Guest columnist

    • magazine, Lady Kyung-Hyang
    • Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 (11 months)

    - Wrote monthly fashion columns about innovative fashion ideas and fresh styling tips for a
    monthly women's lifestyle magazine.

  • Summer Intern

    • Samsung Fashion Milano, DERERCUNY
    • Jun 2007 - Aug 2007 (2 months)

    -Participated in a design team to develop 2008 S/S collection based on the mood board
    and fabrications for Milan Fashion Week runway show.

    -Researched and analyzed fashion trend forecasts and competing brands for reports to
    the head designer.

    -Organized samples and gave direction to embroidery artisans in India.


  • Samsung Art and Design Institute

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion Design; Fashion Design
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Alliant International University, Mexico City

    • Spanish language program Spanish Language and Literature
    • 2004 - 2004
  • Academy of Art University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion/Apparel Design
    • 2002 - 2003

    San Francisco, CA



Fashion Feud finalist, Portland, 2011. / Emerging fashion designer of the year, Seoul metropolitan government, 2009. / Project Next Designer winner; SBS fashion designer reality TV show, Korea. / academic scholarship in best achievement, Samsung Art and Design Institute, 2005.