Korean for Everyone

Tigerboom was born after I discovered how difficult it was to find Korean tools and resources for our family.

Exposing my children to Korean was important from the beginning. But, the more I tried to find, the more frustrated I became. What little I could find was mostly for native speakers (and usually included an expensive import mark-up.)

The goal of Tigerboom is to help build language in a way anyone feels comfortable regardless of “level” or how they identify as a Korean. (I’ve learned, being “Korean” means something different to everyone.)

Who Am I?

My Korean Identity

I was born in Seoul and adopted when I was three months old. Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of exposure to Korean culture (or, really any Asian culture.)

In college, I studied abroad at EWHA Women’s University. I made lifelong friends and try to travel to Korea as often as possible!

As a non-native adoptee, with a mixed family, we incorporate Korean language and culture as best we can with food, holidays, music, and shows.

What Else?

Katie Cadamatre

Before becoming a mom, I spent nearly a decade illustrating and designing graphics and textiles for apparel brands like aerie and Carters.

I now freelance and lend my skills to a wide range of clients like Edition Hotels and Glow Recipe. I might have drawn on your Stuart Weitzman shoes or personalized artwork for you at Cartier.

Get in Touch

Questions, comments, suggestions? Have a story to share? Need some support in your Korean language journey? Representing a library or school?

Feel free to reach out and connect. Drop a quick email or use the form below.

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