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Hello, I'm Irene.


I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, with a background in editorial media. Let me introduce you to my work.

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Hello, I'm Irene.


I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, with a background in editorial media. Let me introduce you to my work.

When a writer GOES INTO GRAPHIC DESIGN...

...she approaches it like a story. Every story needs a strong hero, vivid character development, and driving action. This is no different for art and design. Whether it's for a brand logo, a website layout, or a wedding invite, good design should always tell a compelling story in a clear, efficient, and authentic manner. This is the philosophy that drives my work. 

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Graphic Design


I design logos and promotional materials for corporate and small business clients. 

Graphic Design


I design logos and promotional materials for corporate and small business clients. 

Strong design is all about using strategic visual cues to maximize impact and guide readers through what's important. My work with clients is always guided by an intuitive understanding of not just the purpose for design (whether it's a company, product, or event), but also the people behind it. By making communication such a cornerstone of my client relationships, I ensure that the design process is collaborative and such that successfully interweaves all the client's needs with the right aesthetic. 

Sweet Buttons Desserts , website design. 

Sweet Buttons Desserts, website design. 

Wedding invite design. 

Wedding invite design. 

Wedding invite design. 

Wedding invite design. 

Children's Health Incentives Lab , children's health nonprofit, logo design

Children's Health Incentives Lab, children's health nonprofit, logo design

Mt. Sinai Hospital Department of Rehabilitation , logo design. 

Mt. Sinai Hospital Department of Rehabilitation, logo design. 

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Illustration


I hand illustrate many of my graphic design projects, working with both physical and digital mediums. I tend to use watercolor and Copic markers.

Illustration


I hand illustrate many of my graphic design projects, working with both physical and digital mediums. I tend to use watercolor and Copic markers.

At World's End , watercolor and ink.

At World's End, watercolor and ink.

Cats and Dogs , watercolor and ink.

Cats and Dogs, watercolor and ink.

Hallow Kitty , watercolor and ink.

Hallow Kitty, watercolor and ink.

Peony , watercolor and ink.

Peony, watercolor and ink.

Helenium , watercolor and ink.

Helenium, watercolor and ink.

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Editorial


I write and edit for news and magazine media.

Editorial


I write and edit for news and magazine media.

I spent a decade as a journalist in news and magazine media. So not only can I write compelling editorial copy, but I'm also an excellent copy editor and fact checker. I've covered various beats including business, fashion, travel, food, entertainment, and design. Some titles I've written and edited for: Zagat SurveyVogueFootwear News Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, SEOUL Magazine, and Money Management Executive.

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Photography


I shoot portrait, travel, and news photography.

Photography


I shoot portrait, travel, and news photography.

I'm trained in photojournalism, and shoot and edit high-resolution images with my personal Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera. I also shoot with a film Pentax KM for fun.