Susan Yoomin Im is a New York based Korean American entrepreneur, artist, and luxury, retail, & consumer goods professional.
Susan is an avid reader, learner, arts-goer and Francophile and is passionate about community, mental health, and other social causes.
She is Co-founder of Fifteen Degrees, a South Korea based beauty-tech R&D startup, Founder & Creative Director of ATEM, a skincare and wellness company, and consults in creative direction, branding and strategy for international and domestic brands.
On her free time, she volunteers at the Museum of Modern Art, on the hospitality team at Trinity Grace Church and as a vocalist for the worship team.
Susan was most recently with Luv.it, a luxury sustainability focused fashion company based in Mexico City and New York City, where she served as head of brand partnerships and business development and part of the founding team. Prior to joining Luv.it, she also worked at Barneys New York, contributing to business development, curatorial, and fashion forecasting projects for the men’s buying team’s U.S. and international practices, and served on the committee of the Barneys New York Foundation, a philanthropic chapter. Susan has also formerly worked at EDUN Americas, Yigal Azrouel, as well as Alexander Wang.
Susan holds a B.S. in Communications from New York University, having completed her undergraduate studies between New York and Shanghai, where she was a University Honors Scholar and an award recipient for excellence by the French Department. She holds a minor in Global Visual Art, having pursued specialized studies in Chinese contemporary art at East China Normal University and completed additional studies in business and fine art at Seoul National University. She speaks French and Korean.
She is passionate about causes centered around arts education, mental health, education, children, or sex trafficking.
Letters by Soo is a profile of her personal life and interests.
Off-line, you’ll find her collecting drinkware and antiquing, reading, studying, or making art.
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