A visual and performance-based storyteller currently based in Washington, DC.
Originally from Chicago, and most recently transplanted from Seoul, storytelling is at the core of everything she does and all the community spaces she seeks. Embraced as a medium to connect individuals to one another, Gigi uses storytelling as a way to give back to the community; opening the conversation on what binds us together and makes us all relatable, sparking critical dialogue among diverse groups of people, and introducing the possibilities of a new, and more empathetic, perspective.
As a designer with over ten years of professional experience, Gigi uses design to bring individual, nonprofit, and agency stories to visual life. She enjoys its creative process, paying close attention to all the details, the relationships between images, colors, and type, and finding fonts that exemplify the story’s messaging. She believes that every layout, and even its physical manifestation, is part of the storytelling experience; and aims that all stories are represented and absorbed in their most authentic and true forms—whether that's chapbook publications honoring student stories from the community, a local store’s identity put on their first in-house product label, or a large household name product reaching their consumers in the consistent, quality way they trust.
When not working on a design project, you can find Gigi storytelling on community stages, volunteering at a nonprofit, being re-inspired at art galleries and local open mics, intentionally healing, or watching a foreign, independent, or animated film with her niece cat, Molly, while munching on a delicious vegetarian meal.
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Gigi is available for commissioned and freelance design work, as well as performance opportunities.