Working with Danbee is an absolute joy. She is thoughtful, detailed, and collaborative every step of the process, all of which is reflected in her beautiful illustrations and document design. We so appreciate working with someone whose creative process and work product exemplify values central to creating a better world, including direct communication, relationship building, willingness to change and adapt, creativity, and flexibility. We are excited to continue working with Danbee in the future!
Rachel Foran, Community Justice Exchange
Danbee is visionary, creative, reliable, and a joy to work with. We brought a very abstract idea to her and due to her skills and deep understanding of social justice, she was able to create a piece that truly communicated our values. There is an incredible intentionality behind each line, detail, and image in Danbee’s work and we are so excited to not only use her piece in our work but also to tell the story behind it.
Amanda Hwu, Irving Harris Foundation
“Danbee has a gift for putting intangible values and visions into pictures. Through our collaboration with them, we were able to sharpen our message and illustrate the kind of world we want to create. Her flexibility, creativity, and ability to integrate feedback make her a joy to work with.”
Heather Appel, Partnership for Working Families
“Working with Danbee was fantastic. Not only did she bring her amazing artistic ability to the project but her deep experience and understanding of visual communications made her a real thought partner on the project. She was able to take the values and message we wanted to communicate and translate them into a beautiful graphic.”
Nathan Ryan, Grassroots Collaborative
"I'm so glad that we decided to work with Danbee to design our report. She is an incredibly talented artist, always pleasant to communicate with, and so responsive to feedback. Danbee exceeded our hopes in the way she made the material into compelling visual content, and we intend to work with her again on future projects."
Debbie Southorn, American Friends Service Committee & #NoCopAcademy Campaign
“Danbee is TALENT! You are social worker-designer-artist magic. You make it look beautiful, like the kind of beauty that represents the work itself: reflective, brave, and full of heart.”
“I thank Danbee Kim for her design work which made this toolkit so accessible and gorgeous to look at. HIRE HER!”
Mariame Kaba, Project Nia
“It was a pleasure to work with Danbee Kim on her lecture, Reimagine to Resist: Connecting our Struggles Through the Art and zine-making workshop. During the planning stages, Danbee was keen on knowing the wants and needs of UChicago students so she can tailor her lecture and workshop accordingly. Danbee was very professional when it came to handing in the necessary documentation, and she was responsive to any questions OMSA had.
As a speaker Danbee was dynamic and warm. She was able to engage our students through various topics including her experience as a student of UChicago’s School of Social Service Administration and as an artist/activist who’s been able to affect change in Chicago. We were also lucky to have her lead a zine-workshop where she took the time to really connect with our students. We really appreciate the care that she has for her work and the perspective she was able to offer our students. We are looking forward to bringing her back to campus!”
Candace Hairston and Christian Sanchez, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Chicago