From Voodoo Donuts’ photo booth in Portland, Oregon

About Chris Rhee

Korean-American designer


  • 2023: Taiwan and California
  • 2021–2022: Japan
  • 2020: Taiwan and Japan
  • 2019: Taiwan and Japan. Short stays in Thailand, Philippines, Guam, and California.
  • 2018: Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
  • 2015: Moved back to Portland, Oregon
  • 2015: Six months in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013: Moved to Brooklyn, New York
  • 2009: Moved to Portland, Oregon
  • Grew up in California’s Bay Area

Work History

In 1998, I started making websites. And never stopped.

At age 17, I started Neat Focus to become a freelance interface designer. With a tiny team of heavy-hitters, I’ve helped small businesses, bootstrapped teams, venture capital funded startups and Fortune 500 50 corporations.

School History

I cut nearly every class in middle school and high school. To pass the time, some talented friends & I collaborated on writing, building websites, recording radio shows, and shooting videos.

Due to a lack of money and an abundance of stubbornness, I skipped college and started a business. See Work History.

Stuff I Like

  • Music: Tonedeff, Jay-Z, Regina Spektor, Barenaked Ladies
  • TV: The Wire, The Sopranos, True Detective, The West Wing, Frasier, QI, Taskmaster, Reply (응답하라) 1988, Running Man (런닝맨)

Stuff I Don’t Like


This Site

  • Fonts: DIN for the header & navigation. Adelle for the body text. Sometimes other typefaces are used in custom-designed blog posts.
  • Tools: WordPress for the blog, Typekit for custom fonts.

Other Sites

Check my projects page for other sites I work on.

Something Else?

Contact me and ask!