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I’m calling it. Remote working just doesn’t work in South Korea.

I’m a month into my remote working journey. I’m surprised, confused, proud and exhausted that I’ve made it this far.

Throughout the course of the pandemic, I have largely avoided working from home. I have had an odd couple of days at home here and a few half-day in-person meetings…


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Up until a few weeks ago, I had never worried about my blood oxygen level.

I didn’t even know what blood oxygen really meant. Especially as a healthy 25-year-old. Does my blood breathe? Is my oxygen bleeding? Who knows, I barely passed high school biology.

I also never cared about how long I spent standing up during the day. I didn’t get a haptic wrist…


Do you know what is really missing in my life right now? A bunch of little creative projects that take up most of my time and brain space. As a bonus, they also make me question my abilities as a designer and as an artist and human. It’s really such…


Hello, Internet 👋🏼

Boy have I just discovered the coolest internet thing since sliced bread memes. You probably guessed it, I’m talking about MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Pose Blocks extension add-on situation that enables you to use extensions like face tracking, Google's poseNet and Teachable Machine. You didn’t guess that? From the title…


Hi internet. I’m an app designer who thinks that apps are never the solution. How many apps do you actually use that serve a purpose in your life? Your answer is probably less than 10. Maybe none depending on your relationship with technology and other humans. Maybe you don’t even…


I decided to start a YouTube channel to share design tutorials and talk about apple products. When I need a quick tutorial for a project at work, I usually depend on YouTube tutorials because they’re just so reliable! I have KIND of noticed that there aren’t too many women talking about design and tech on the internet so I wanted a way to contribute to the conversation. Let’s see how it goes.

For my first video, I screen recorded myself designing my YouTube branding. These days I like to be in bed before 12, so I had to do a quick design, quickly edit the screen recording and slap together this article! I have three minutes to spare before it’s time to hit the hay, so enjoy! Feel free to subscribe to my channel for more content in the future!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_9XzDwZdCU&ab_channel=DesignPicnic


Teachable Machine (TM) is Google’s generous way to make machine learning more accessible. You can train models to recognise images, sounds and body poses by classifying your own input images. As an example, you could teach TM to identify your left and right head movements as two separate classes, which…


A comic strip outlining the user journey of a person who needs a knuckle bandaid.

To get my 2021 off to a fresh start, I started refining my portfolio to make it more Dribbble appropriate. You can check that out here and feel free to give me all the feedback! Through the process of trying to make my portfolio look a bit cleaner, I decided…


With my company working from home, I have been given the gift of time. The two hours per day that I would have been spent shuffling on and off crowded buses are now being put to better use. I have been drawing more, cooking more, doing more home workouts, and…

Johanna Quinn

Product Manager at an EdTech Startup in Seoul / From Melbourne / www.joquinn.com.au / www.koreanpicnic.com

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