Illustrating away in Seoul
Missing Portland farmer's markets
Lover of butter chicken

Photograph by Mario Gallucci

Subin Yang is an illustrator currently based in Seoul, South Korea. Exploring the themes of home, culture, nostalgia, and identity, Subin creates scenes full of vibrantly colored shapes and loose line details. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.

Her work is inspired by various wonderfully mundane things in life such as good food, deep sea creatures, traveling, old K-pop, and colors of the sunset. She is based from Seoul, South Korea, where she gets to eat as much red-bean paste desserts and sticky rice cakes as she wants.

Find me on instagram and tumblr for some more sketches and work in progress or contact me at :o)



Her Own Wings, Land Gallery, 2017
Unobstructed View, Project Object, 2017
IN / EX TERIOR, Killjoy Collective, 2017
Society of Illustrators Student Competition 2017
밥 (BAP), The Barron Theatre, 2017
PNCA Illustration Merit Scholarship 2016
Nancy Tonkin Scholarship 2016
Argyle Winery Scholarship 2016
3x3 Annual No. 13, Honorable Mention 2016
PNCA BFA Juried Show, 2015
Terminal Klause, Worksound International, 2015
AP Studio 2013 Exhibition, Sijak Gallery, 2013

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Stockpiler / Project Object / Buyolympia / Hello! Good Morning / Palace Store / Floating World Comics / Crafty Wonderland


It's Nice That / Creative KimiyoTumblr / True Stills Radio (Newark FM)Forbes / The Newberg Graphic / Ballpit Magazine / Portland Mercury 1 | 2 / 10 Magazine / WeMakePDX / PDX Food Press / Visceral 8 / NPR / XPlane / Portland AIGA / Oregon Wine Press / Bitch Media / Label Press / BennaKim