Kimchi Lee – “to be honest, it’s simply a lot of fun”

November, 2018
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Talking the creative industry with Kimchi Lee

This week Creative Chair is in Quezon City, Philippines, where we’re talking to designer/illustrator Kimchi Lee.

A UI/UX designer at 500 Designs, Kimchi has a strong portfolio of branding work, more of which you can see on Behance.

We also recommend checking out her Instagram where you can see more design, illustrations, and photos from her travels.

Noveaulab Asia Corporation

You have covered a variety of areas in design from branding, illustration even UI/UX what is it about illustration you favour?

I’ve always been drawing as a child, so you could say I’m naturally predisposed to getting into illustration.


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The fact that it could be understood across cultures is also fascinating but to be honest, it’s simply a lot of fun.

“the hardest is self-doubt. As for overcoming that, I’m still figuring that part out!”

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Have you faced any challenges in your career and if so, how did you overcome them?

We’ve all had our fair share of difficulty in landing jobs, handling clients but the hardest is self-doubt. As for overcoming that, I’m still figuring that part out!

Pinnacle Financial

What are your first steps after receiving a brief? Do you have places you often go for inspiration?

Read the brief again, research and ask more questions if needed until I come up with a concept. Usually, I find inspiration from the research and concept itself and just google harder.

Other times, I draw inspiration from history/my environment/ other designers/ or whatever I remember and try it out to see if it works.

The 144rd 366 Award goes to Kimchi Lee for his outstanding creative work.

Hound Haven PH

And Finally, if you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?

Beirut – My Night with the Prostitute from Marseilles, preferably with the accordion accompaniment.

My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille"
My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille (2009)
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What began as a fun question to end an interview, has now become a wonderfully eclectic collaborative playlist by 161 people (and counting).
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