Graphic Design Portfolio

One of the Jeonju Korea TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) leaders contacted me in 2012 – after seeing my work on the 2011 One Accord event – about creating a poster and book cover design for their upcoming Chapter Conference. I was happy to oblige and have since worked with the local KOTESOL Chapter in Jeonju for additional posters.

I was given additional opportunities to design for KOTESOL, including being asked to create the official 20th Anniversary International Conference posters in 2012.

KOTESOL 2018 Busan Regional Conference Poster

Toward the beginning of 2018, the President of the KOTESOL Busan chapter contacted me to work on designing a poster for their Regional Conference. In November 2017, I’d just finished listening to Ernest Kline’s bestseller, Ready Player One, that was being made into a movie due to come in the first quarter of 2018. I …

KOTESOL 2018 International Conference Poster Concept

This poster was my third attempt at designing an International Conference poster for KOTESOL. I had previously designed the 20th Anniversary poster in 2012, and submitted a poster for the design contest in 2015 which was not accepted at that time. So, this was my third attempt. Conference Theme: Focus on Fluency Based on the …

KOTESOL 2017 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference Designs

In Korea, November 11 is a special holiday like Valentine’s Day that is called “Peppero Day” – named after chocolate covered snack sticks that resemble straight lines (or the number 11). The written date 11.11 looks like four Peppero sticks next to each other, hence the name. Because the Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL conference was to …

KOTESOL 2016 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference Poster

When I heard the theme for the 2016 annual KOTESOL Regional Conference in Jeonju: Dive in! Transforming Students from Spectators to Speakers I thought it could be used to create a really intriguing visual, so I volunteered to help design the poster. It just so happens that at the same time, I was teaching GPA …

Jeonju North-Jeolla KOTESOL Banners

I designed the Welcome banners for the Jeonju North-Jeolla KOTESOL chapter in Spring 2016. I modeled them after a similar design I’d seen previously and used the image of school children from the 2014 Chapter Conference poster along the bottom.

First Concepts



Final Design

The final design is a combination of the two above. No quote nor icon and a horizontal (larger) “Welcome.” You can see the printed version below:

KOTESOL 2015 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference Poster

I enjoy making these posters (mostly because I enjoy looking at them when they’re posted – and I personally think my designs look better than the other KOTESOL poster designs). However, when I was given the Conference title this time – “Teaching English: What’s Left to Learn?” – I was a little stumped. I wasn’t …

KOTESOL 2015 International Conference Poster Concept

This design was created as an entry for the KOTESOL poster design contest they were running in September 2014. I’ve designed posters for KOTESOL in the past – even designed the poster for the 20th Anniversary International Conference, so I was interested to submit a design for this contest as well. Unfortunately, this design was …

KOTESOL 2014 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference

Date & Venue: Saturday, April 12, 2012 Jeonju University Star Center, Jeonju, Korea Background: I was given the Conference Theme “Focusing on Student Differences: Responding to Individual Needs” and told that Sherlock was the main topic of discussion among the organizers. They indicated that it might fit with the them well to show Sherlock Holmes …

KOTESOL 20th Annual International Conference Poster

Date & Venue: Saturday, Sunday, October 20-21, 2012 Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea Background: After seeing my work on the Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL 2012 Regional Conference Poster, Phil Owen, the 2012 Conference Chair, asked me to consider doing the poster design for the 20th Annual International Conference. “I’d love to,” I said. Design Brief: All …

KOTESOL 2012 Jeonju-North Jeolla Regional Conference

Date & Venue: Saturday, April 21, 2012 GeunYoung Girl’s High School, Jeonju, Korea Background: Allison, one of the organizing members of the conference and the usual poster creator appreciated my work on the first One Accord posters and asked me to do this poster for them. Below is her initial mockup design for inspiration. Design …

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