My name is Kara Shim and I am a designer + artist based in the Chicago area. I find the most joy in designing in a way that merges both the hand-made and the digital. Aside from working on a screen, I specialize in drawing, printmaking, and letterpress and enjoy experimenting by bringing various media together. 
I am Korean-American, but I grew up mostly in both Kyrgyzstan and Thailand. Living in these places has challenged and broadened my perspective of how I view myself, my surroundings, and my making. I aspire to find visual solutions in ways that incorporate aspects of my Asian identity and are unique, playful, and well-crafted.
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