Hi, my name is Jihee, I am a Cairns-based freelance graphic designer. 
Isn’t it weird that I’ve never met most of my clients, even though I’ve been working for them for a long period? I really think that I need to introduce myself more as a person, and my philosophy as a designer, so people get to know who they work with.

I would like to introduce myself as a person. I am a loving wife, mother of a beautiful girl and two dogs that love to sleep under my desk while I work. We live at the beach on Northern Queensland. 
I love spearfishing the Great barrier reef, lying under a coconut tree and listening to the beach. I like to play Chopin with my Yamaha baby grand as well as listening to Bruno Mars. Yes to Netflix but no to TV. Yes to wine, yes to beer, YES to coffee. 
I like adventures (I travelled on a 37foot sailing yacht for 14months and crossed Australia in my van several times) and am always searching for a new one. I like tucking myself into corner of the deck and reading a book all day or sweating like a pig while hitting Muay Thai pads.


I value ‘fresh input’ highly as a graphic designer. When I go places or look at the world I always try to remember what impressed me and figure out a way to use the experience for my work, which is a very good way to learn and benchmark while you’re not tied-up with a project.

Another thing I focus on as a designer is learning. I’m a senior designer and I know what I’m doing but there is still room to grow. This is not only about learning new skills or programs. Trying a new style or learning from other designer’s work is a important too. We have an old saying in Korea says ‘water in a still pond is more likely to go bad’. I’m always looking for something out there to help me improve as a graphic designer.

The last thing, very important is being a team player. Being a true team player starts with listening and communicating. Most of my communication with clients is by email. I read carefully and understand what they want first then I start the project. Also, I like to inform my clients regularly so they know where I’m at.
Thank you, talk to you soon!
Back to Top