This section is called SooJin Buzelli, rather than Asset International where SooJin is employed, because she is more important as an art director than any company could ever be. SooJin gave me my first paying job as a student in her husband, Chris Buzelli's, class. She is my longest standing client, and I consider her a friend. She has the respect and affection of every illustrator she hires, because she allows them to be themselves within the context of a magazine about money. Her approach to her subject has inspired many others to give control of metaphor to the people who they've hired to illustrate. Her approach to life straightens my spine.