Jenni Kim

“Hey, Jenni…What’s going on with your slipmats there? Are those, like, cartoon fish?” I asked dumbly over the IM one evening. “Yeah, a bunch of fish eating Sumo wrestlers, decapitating their heads, while the sumo wrestlers are molesting the school girls, and the school girls are killing the Sumo wrestlers with ooze guns,” the artist replied nonchalantly. Of course. I should have known. The thing about Jenni Kim is, no matter how much brilliant insanityshe throws your way, you just never expect it. Kim is a seemingly quiet, nice girl. Then she breaks out with the decapitations and the ooze guns, and you just don’t know where things stand anymore. Such is the warped yet refined perspective she brings to her work as a designer at Plus et Plus, where she is given license to apply her dark humor to projects for clients such as Nike, Artful Dodger, and Coca- Cola. An artist from a young age, she participated in her first group show in San Francisco at the age of 12. Somehow unfazed by the works exhibited in her three subsequent shows, her parents saw fit to send her to the Rhode Island School of Design. She graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2004 and brought her creative wrath to the unsuspecting people of New York City shortly thereafter. It’s always the quiet ones…