It was while studying Industrial Design at Syracuse University when Hi June Parker designer, HyeJun Park, discovered her love for the craftsmanship of metalsmithing. Born in Soul, Korea and raised in Singapore, HyeJune followed her newfound love to New York City, where she spent years designing jewelry for major fashion houses. During this time, she refined her own personal aesthetic before deciding to launch her own namesake collection.
JA New York: The first thing I ever designed was…
HyeJun Park: A barrette made out of nickel when I was in college in my first metalsmithing class

JA New York: 5 words that describe my brand DNA are…

HJP: Circles; Imperfect; Sparkle; Organic; Timeless

JA New York: Every morning I…

HJP: Start my day with my caffeine companion, coffee or black tea

JA New York: My Style Icon is…

HJP: Coco Chanel

JA New York: I never leave the house without…

HJP: My iphone and jewelry

JA New York: I have my breakfast…

HJP: At home with my first coffee of the day, or I pick something up on my way to work

JA New York: Jewelry is all about…

HJP: Personal style and personal connections

JA New York: One thing I wear every day is…

HJP: My shadows stackable rings with my grandmothers’ wedding bands

JA New York: I don’t eat…

HJP: Steak, only because I don’t like the taste of meat

JA New York: I am a maniac about…

HJP: Having personal space and time

JA New York: My obsession of the moment is…

HJP: My 10 month year old Siberian cat Peña

JA New York: I’m currently reading…

HJP: “Positioning” by Al Ries and Jack Trout

JA New York: I’m currently listening to…

HJP: Florence and the Machine (going to see her in concert with my girlfriends soon!)

JA New York: My trade show uniform is…

HJP: Dark skinny jeans, black blazer and comfortable oxfords 

JA New York: My greatest accomplishment so far is…

HJP: Launching my jewelry business, which has always been a dream of mine and keeping with it despite the ups and downs!