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Throughout Jae’s professional journey, he has had the fortune of learning from incredibly talented people across a diverse range of organizational structures, sizes, processes, industries, design philosophies and aesthetic.
After gaining extensive experience in numerous full-time positions on both the agency and brand side, he found himself getting hired to provide consultative services for leading companies and design agencies, while also providing hands-on execution & implementation of end-to-end design.
Following a string of successful freelance projects, Jae established his own independent studio to provide consultancy and design services for his own clients.
Projects that Jae has helped on have won:
Jae Yoon Studio is an independent practice lead by Jae Yoon, who serves as the agency principal and creative director. In addition, Jae Yoon provides hands-on execution and implementation as a strategist, design lead and motion designer.
Capabilities that are delegated to a network of trusted partners (if necessary) are development, production, and illustration.
This business model is able to maintain sustainability as Jae Yoon solely focuses on one client at a time, while directing and managing any outside partners.
Jae Yoon Studio provides each prospective client with a customized scope-of-work and timeline proposal that is tailored to their specific challenges and constraints.
Following an initial discovery call, Jae Yoon Studio will propose a project plan that is best suited to the client's needs, whether it be a traditional waterfall-based project, an agile sprint-based engagement, or an entirely new working model designed to overcome the client's unique business challenges.
By working directly with Jae Yoon, clients can receive top-tier quality work and strategic thinking that rivals that of the world's best design firms. (Jae Yoon used to provide consultancy and hands-on design execution work for these agencies.)
Jae Yoon Studio is ideal for startups that want to infuse world-class design craftsmanship and strategy into their organization without the high price tag that often comes with hiring an esteemed design agency.
In addition, when you partner with Jae Yoon, you're enlisting the superior agility of a seasoned veteran who's encountered and overcome countless project obstacles. With Jae Yoon Studio, you are investing in the least amount of risk possible, ensuring that your project is delivered on time and on budget.
“Jae is a prolific designer, with a Swiss army set of tools under his belt. He approaches any challenge strategically, coming at the problem from both a UX and visual design perspective to make sure stakeholders have full understanding of the solution.”
"Jae is a best in class creative professional. I’ve worked with Jae on problems that required deep visual and UX thinking and he was able to think through the interaction details with great precision. On top of that, his motion and video skills are excellent! "
“Jae was amazing to work with, we worked on many new concepts and I was always very impressed by his craft and great eye for design. Jae is also extremely fast & takes in feedback very well. I remember the design team wanting to learn from Jae and work closely with him because his work can help inspire other designers to try new ways of interactions, micro-animations, transitions and visual design. For any small startups or smaller companies, if you are looking to hire a designer to help you with concepts, you just need one or two strong designers like Jae Yoon. I highly recommend Jae.”
“I worked with Jae on an initiative to uncover new revenue driving product opportunities for Twitter’s enterprise business. He was a great, positive and detail oriented design collaborator and together we unlocked some big opportunities for that side of the business.”
“This is so much better than what we had. You have translated everything into an elegant website and design system. Thank you.”
“Jae Yoon is one of the most talented designers we have worked with at Academy. He is super well rounded and can handle the full Product Design process from UX to UI to Interaction Design. Not only is he a skilled visual designer but also a thoughtful strategic designer who put a lot of brain power towards every design decision he makes. In addition to his design skills he is an absolute pro. He handles himself well under pressure and is great and managing complex client relationships. I can’t recommend him enough.”
“Beyond being incredibly talented, Jae is incredibly smart and thoughtful when it comes to cracking creative problems. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I look forward to partnering with him in the future!”
“I’m really pleased I decided to collaborate with you. You’re very skilled and hard working and have earned my trust. You are the real deal 😀. I will be recommending you to a few people. Please stick around, we will need you as a consultant over the next few months.”
“You did the branding, the UX and the visual design for this project. You are the best designer we've ever worked with.”
“Jae played a critical role in several redesign initiatives, where he skillfully translated business and user goals into beautifully executed design concepts. His exceptional visual & motion work was a constant source of inspiration for the entire team. Besides being a talented designer, he’s humble, open-minded, and an excellent team player.”
“This really is an exciting evolution from where we started. Seriously great work. Thank you for the hard work on this.”
“My customers are always telling me how much they like the logo when they walk into my shop. Thank you so much for the great branding.”
“Jae's energy and inquisitive nature allowed him to adapt his processes and work to meet project demands. When given a problem set, he was very thorough in his investigations and was diligent in looking to established frameworks, whether through brand standards or other applicable web conventions. Jae was very collaborative, sharing his work and design perspective among the different stages of exploration. I will always remember the joy he brought to the work and the team around him, and know that he'll continue to bring that charge to whatever project he pursues.”
“I made you elite status in our contractor database. You are a design killer.”
“The designs are looking fantastic. You have really brought the whole thing into 2022, with a more responsive design and feel to everything.”
“We will be keeping your name top of pile to share with friends and colleagues who need your talents. Easy guy to recommend!”