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Hi, I'm Rachel,
Korean UX Designer

seasoned UX Designer transitioning from Product Management

I was born and raised in Korea and came to the United States in 2014 as part of a Papaya clothing as a Buying assistant. I have met multi-background stakeholders, conducted more than 150 senior store managers' in-depth interviews, and user research, taken ownership of the products, working on tight deadlines that lead me to work as a senior product development manager at subsidiaries of Papaya Clothing, a Fashion retail company more than 5 years, 

While I am in college, I took lots of human-computer interaction courses and launch my UX Design interest through Human-computer interaction courses.

I take +43 clients’ design projects and that makes me get into more interested in User experience design.

Fun Fact

I had four different majors in college.  I’m curious about so many topics.

I love building products based on my illustration and turning them into real-life products that can easily use and are beloved by users.

I started the fashion varsity Jacket startup when I was 19 and I love challenging myself in a different environment and learning from others.

I have received honors at every school I’ve attended my entire life and paying for college on my own. (School offers an exemption and scholarships) I always plan ahead and be active in the process. I donate a portion of all my profits to the Red Cross Blood services to save lives. I love to help the immigrant community with mentoring and donations ❤️

There's nothing wrong in being sweet and genuine.


How did you get started in UX design?

My journey into UX design was launched when I was fortunate enough to have an internship as buying assistant in 2014 and had in-depth user interviews and testing through user research with a multidisciplinary team.

I am Rachel, and it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. At present, I am located in Los Angeles and engaged in delivering UX design solutions to esteemed clients such as Greenpeace and the University of Florida. As an illustration major, I have completed several human-computer interaction courses at the School of Visual Arts.

Before transitioning into UX design, I held the position of Product Development Manager for five years at Papaya Clothing, where I led cross-functional teams and conducted extensive user research to inform new product developments. This period allowed me to refine my research, analysis, and project management skills, all of which I now employ in my work in UX design.

Currently, I possess a robust background in business and fundamental knowledge of computer programming that can be applied universally. My enthusiasm and dedication to the field of UX design are unwavering, and I am eager to continue expanding my skill set in this domain. I would be delighted to explore how my skills and experiences can contribute to your team and organization.

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Dribbble, Best Design example for User Interface design

-Dribbble is your best resource to discover and connect with designers worldwide.


Honoring African Heritage 

-Exhibited art work at ISO, NYC


Featured boards User Experience Designer

2019 , Gallery Brand Promotion for SVA Featured example for graphics design and branding (Web, China)

-Weibo: well-known microblogging Chinese website


Cartooning & Illustration Magazine "40"

illustration publication, NY


School of Visual Arts Dean's list


Hope Art Competition

-A Finalist and group exhibition at NYC


SVA Freshmen Exemption due to exceptional transfer records


Work-abroad Scholarship Nominee

-Han-Sung University & Korea Student Aid Foundation, KOSAF (South Korea)


Best styling award

(Han sung University, Korea)


Outdoor Fashion Illustration Contest

-Third place (Fashion Design Association, Korea)


Namseoul University Dean's list



No matter the field, my work has been globally awarded numerous times. When it comes to shaping a brand, user experience, business, and inclusive design, I always focus on human-centered design solutions-not just a beautiful user interface.


Korean(Native), Japanese(Basic)


Adobe Suites

(Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere)

Figma, Sketch, InVision, Trello, Miro, Jira, Airtable



(Basic understanding of front-end  development technologies)


Brand identity, wireframes at varying levels of fidelity, prototyping, coding, partnering with designers and developers

Currently, my main focus is user experience design. I'm not scared of getting my hands dirty, though. Thanks to my background as a fashion product manager and designer, I have the versatility to adjust and the ability to empathize with users to understand their issues and try to find solutions that work for them.

I am an experienced, fast-paced, and detail-oriented and deadline-driven. I can effectively communicate with engineers and product owners.

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Raised in Seoul, Korea
Living in Manhattan, NY

I grew up with an Asian background and have since experienced Western cultures.  This unique opportunity has given me a global mindset, and an empathetic outlook on life. 

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I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 from Seoul and then on to Manhattan from Los Angeles. Manhattan has a vibrant enthusiasm for the American dream in the design field. It's something I've never seen anywhere else. Living in various countries, I've come to realize that I shouldn't take this for granted.

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