Oh Joy

about oh joy...
1 Jan 2008


I’m Joy Deangdeelert Cho, a graphic designer, blogger, food enthusiast, and the founder and editor of Oh Joy. Launched in September 2005, the Oh Joy blog covers inspiration and design with a focus on my favorite things: design, fashion, food, and joyful moments from my everyday life. The site is updated once a day. If the mood strikes you, you can find me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.


I worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching my own business, Oh Joy, in 2005. I now design textiles, packaging and branding for clients in the fashion and food industries, consult other creative businesses through my Rx program, and sell my licensed stationery, home office products, baby clothing, and wallpaper lines nationwide. I’ve written the Oh Joy blog for eight years, and I co-wrote Creative, Inc.—a book about becoming a successful freelance creative talent—as well as Blog, Inc., which is all about the business of blogging. You can read more about my studio, products, and design and business consulting services right here. I currently live in Los Angeles, CA with my daughter, husband and two cats.  



Contributing Artists

Contributing photographer Bonnie Tsang makes my local food adventures drool-worthy—and beautifully captures many other Oh Joy shoots, as well. You can see more of her photography work right here. Bonnie lives in Los Angeles. 

Contributing illustrator Jennifer Vallez makes the How I'd Wear... series come to life with her whimsical fashion illustrations. You can see more of her work as the creative heart and soul behind Sophie & Lili right here. Jennifer lives in Connecticut.

Contributing videographer Arian Soheili of Modshift brings movement to Oh Joy with his beautiful videos and editing talents for the Make Someone Happy series. See more of his work right here. Arian lives in Los Angeles.

*From 2008-2012, I worked with a talented group of contributors, who you'll see pop up in the archives and past posts. Bekka Palmer oversaw our This & That column with her extraordinary matching skills; Bri Emery used her amazing fashion eye to author the My Uniform and Closet & Casa columns; Joanna Hawley worked wonders on our weekly dining style round-ups, Oh Joy Eats Lunch with..., andOutside/Inside features; Elizabeth Lewis created beautiful Fashioned Florals; and Nikole Herriott, made us drool with her delicious and beautiful Flavor Stories column: and my husband, Bob Cho, offered finds for the Oh Joy reader's boyfriend, husband, brother, secret crush, or best friend with Oh Bob

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang



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