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Angie YooJin Kim
b. Seoul, South Korea
Based in New York

Founder/Creative Director | Nawanasai
May 2022 - Present 
New York, NY
At Nawanasai, I lead a creative design studio focused on driving my self-initiated projects, overseeing a multitude of tasks from creative direction, research, sampling, designing, and marketing. Employing a blend of analog and digital skills, I execute product launches across home goods, accessories, and weaving tools, leveraging CAD programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Blender 3D, and Premiere Pro. Notably, my marketing campaigns generate viral social media content, with videos reaching millions of views. Collaborations with renowned artists and chefs, including AtomixNYC and James Bee, continue to enrich Nawanasai's creative tapestry. It serves as a manifestation of my multi-disciplinary ethos, encapsulating the essence of '나와 나 사이' ('in between me and i').

Textile Design Consultant | Self-Employed
Dec 2018 - Present
New York, NY
As a Textile Design Consultant specializing in home furnishing and fashion, I collaborate with clients both locally in New York and globally. My consultancy services entail designing collections of textiles and crafting bespoke custom textiles tailored to each client's vision. My skillset encompasses conceptualizing collections and establishing design directives for teams, utilizing Adobe Suite—particularly Photoshop and Illustrator—for intricate design tasks. I fostered seamless communication between interior designers and production teams, ensuring efficient project execution. With a keen eye for quality and uniqueness, I adeptly source materials to enhance project outcomes. Additionally, I offer expertise in guiding bedding startups through the conceptualization and launch of their inaugural product lines.Notable clients in my portfolio encompass industry leaders such as Doris Leslie Blau, Lori Weitzner, Studio Four NYC, Rug and Kilim, Akhila, Missirian, Clark Sabbat and Robert Graham Designs. With a proven track record of delivering exceptional textile solutions, I bring creativity, innovation, and strategic insight to every project.

Freelance Art Director | Lola Hats
Sep 2020- May 2021
Brooklyn, NY

Freelance Accessory Designer | Lola Hats
July 2018 - Sep 2020
Brooklyn, NY

Textile/Rug Designer | Rug & Kilim
Aug 2017 - Feb 2018
New York, NY

Textile Research & Developer | Katsu New York
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
New York, NY

Fabric Design Intern
Aug 2016 - Feb 2017
New York, NY

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Seoul, Korea


BFA, Textile Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 2016



Tie me Up! Lock me Down! New York, NY

Special Special Gallery

November 2019


Possession & Creation, Brookln, NY

Chashama Gallery

May 2019


RAW, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bazaar

December 2017


I lied to my mom, Chicago, IL

Zhou B Art Center

October 2017


AYLO Exhibition, New York, NY

March 2017


Textiles Seniors Exhibition ‘16 Providence, RI

Woods-Gerry Gallery

May 2016


RISD Textiles Triennial Providence, RI

Woods-Gerry Gallery

November 2015



Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2024



Glowup Magazine, January 7, 2024

Ohti, August 18, 2024

Cookinup, February 4, 2020

I am a multi-faceted  artist and soft goods designer based in New York and Seoul with a background in textile design and a passion for the evolution and mutation of heritage techniques.

Believe in-- 
Creative work should be intelligent, relevant, beautiful, and therefore memorable. 

Specialize in-- 
Taste Making, Art Direction, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Accessory Design, Digital Content

Language available in-- 
English, Korean

This website is a catalogue of that work. I hope you see something you like.
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