Pooroni is an illustrator and a graphic designer based in Seoul, Korea. Her interests are visual narrative and storytelling, studying the relationship between design/art, ambiguity/clarity and verbal/pictorial. She has experimented with media and boundaries of illustration and use of pattern and organic forms. She grew up in Korea and Jordan, and studied Painting at Rhode Island School of Design as an undergraduate, and earned MFA and Doctor of Design from Seoul National University. She was chosen as the Next Generation Design Leader by the Ministry of Industry and Energy. She is an assistnant professor in the Department of Industrial and Visual Design, University of Seoul.