Youmin Park was born in Korea but lived in South Africa for a decade while graduating high school and getting her BA in Information Design at the University of Pretoria. She has completed several freelance illustration & design commissions, including independent graphic novels and comics, with English-based clients. As Japanese and American comics have been her great inspiration since her teens, with her life experience in diversity in South Africa as well, her visual style blends Asian and Western influences.

Youmin always strives for meaningful visual narrations, hoping to touch readers/viewers’ hearts with metaphors, symbols, and messages. You can see her work at

We’re grateful for Youmin and the other artists who have agreed to work with us on Waypoints! Come back next week to meet another one.