Krystal Lauk

Krystal Lauk

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Arizona - Gilbert

For many reasons, home was not an environment I wanted to be in, growing up. I knew as difficult as it would be, I wanted to approach "When You Think of Home" in the context of my childhood as a cathartic act. One night, while watching an episode of "Ugly Delicious" and trying to think of ideas for the show, David Chang talked about the Korean-American Thanksgiving—one that I'm all too familiar with. He mentioned his most vivid memory was of his mother's back, cooking. This resonated with me so much. When my mother was in this act, cooking Kimchi jjigae or Tteokguk soup, I felt safe. I felt nourished and nurtured, but only from a distance, from a woman I couldn't understand. Of her many sides, my mother's back was the most approachable, and the one I wish I knew more of.

Krystal Lauk is the owner of San Francisco boutique agency Krystal Lauk Studios, specializing in art direction, tech-orientated illustration, and visual design. Under her studio she has had the pleasure of working with Facebook, Uber, various teams across Google, Intercom, and The New York Times. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and 3×3 magazine. When she's in the studio you’ll often find her vigilantly stopping her two naughty cats from playing with her pen.
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  • Dimensions
    12"x 16", 18" x 24"
  • Paper type
    12 mil, Bright White, Matte Finish
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