Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2024

Peace of me
Jessie Kil

Peace of Me is a collection of personal anecdotes, each page reflecting a piece of my childhood experiences in Brazil and South Korea.

Leaving Brazil was like leaving a piece of myself behind. Wherever life took me, a part of me forever craved the familiar sights, sounds, and tastes that São Paulo had offered. From the daily drinks of coconut water to the Acaï Bowls, it was all a reminder of home. Even the bittersweet “Saudade” tattoo on my wrist, is a sentimental reminder of the life I left behind.

Because of my longing for Brazil, I unintentionally distanced myself from my Korean identity. Even everyday things associated with Korea—my mom, speaking Korean, familiar customs—felt strangely foreign. Moving to Korea during my sophomore year in high school should have been a natural fit. Instead, I clung to reminders of Brazil, making it difficult to fully embrace the Korean culture that was also part of me.

It was not until I arrived in New York as an international student that I began to release my fixation on Brazil. Surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds, I realized I had not one, but two homes—Korea and Brazil. In this city, I discovered a sense of inner peace, understanding that home transcends geographical boundaries. It is the combination of memories and experiences that shape us. As I am still in the process of embracing both my Korean and Brazilian identities, I now realize that such memories are a piece of me.

Sera Aksoy

Faye Arranz

Shravani Bagawde

Han Bao

Iryna Baran

Zein Bdeir

Victoria Beyrard

Anna Blyumenkrants

Tatiana Boccone

Megan Brill

Andrea Chang

Longcan (Hugo) Chao

Jolene Chen

Yu Tung Chen

Yuntong Chen

Loki Chow

Hong Jet Chua

Erin May Cochanco

Janet Delavan

Gayoung Do

Fang Dong

Julia Du

Manan Dua

Colin Elmer

Millie Faber

Siyao Fang

Noah Farjani

Hina Fernstrom

Leslie Fonseca

Sarahi Garcia

Amanda Guo

Charlotte Hailstone

Jieun Han

Mary Hatcher

Elliana Hau

William Hsu

Olivia Hu

Grace Huang

Jung Hwangbo

Krishika Jain

Yoo-Jin Jang

Janice Ji

Wenjie Ji

Eneya Joshua

Yung Ching (Aurora) Juang

Maya Kalinowski

Jasmine Kan

Nabeeha Khalid

Palakh Khetrapal

Jessie Kil

Hope Kim

Hye Yoon Kim

Jenny JaeMin Kim

Lindsay Kim

Aarya Kini

Claudia Kok

Vidhi Kontham

Themis Kung

Hoi Man Kwok

Katherine Lam

Camille Le Bars

Haylee Lee

Minjae Lee

Stacey Lee

Chenxiao Li

Vivian Liu

Sarah Ma

Rosie Mai

Kamryn McKenna

Haley Moore

Graeme Mounsey

Syrus Mow

Viviann Nguyen

Chloé Nini

Smitee Oberoi

Talita Ozkok

Surya Pande

Shruti Pathak

Kelly Peng

Aayushi Pitta

Zoey Poole

Kiara Putrilia

Anjali Raju

Rand Rivera

Virajini Sanghai

Sofia Santana Arrezola

Noor Selim

Anna Sham

Lakeisha Esthetique Sharonina

Carly Shelton

Mengqi Shen

Vanessa Shimon

Alex Vinicius Silva

Arjun Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Hajin Son

Yi Song

Alexander Soukakos

Aarya Srikumar

Hannah Suh

Yuka Tamura

Cynthia Huiwen Tan

Sidhya Tikku

Raquel Trevino

Sophie Tsang

Gianna Waldron

Haotian Wang

Yi Wang

Yichen Wang

Yingjie Wang

Victoria Winter

Sage Won

Sora Wong

Shiyao Wu

Tong Wu

Qian Xiang

Faith Xue

Tong Yu

Helen Zhang

Jinyi Zhang

Yixiao Zhao

Yufan Zhao

Haiyu Zhou

Yining Zhou

Feiya Zuo