About
Multi-disciplinary designer whose work is driven by human centric design. His work draws inspiration from nature and technological advacements; he endeavors to expand subtleties into the field of industrial design and product design.

With his interest in cars, he has participated in a design project sponsored by NASA at Art Center College of Design and currently attends University of California, Los Angeles to study graphic design, product development, and marketing strategies.

His artistic pieces been featured on numerous Art Center College of Design catalogues, The Clu Gallery, The New Wight Gallery, and Migration: DMA Undergraduate Show of 2020. His clients include: UCLA Department of Design Media Arts, ICONIC Protein, and MUSE & CO. Outdoors.

Please email for any opportunities.




Work Experience


Ella Rae James | Brand Strategist
Implemented new website and other branding materials such as the logo to increase brand awareness while contributing as a visual and industrial designer to develop and engineer new launch products.

Remote
2021


ICONIC Protein | Graphic Designer
Redesigned the branding through visual representation of package design, marketing, and advertising. Pivoted product strategy through a redesign presenting clean ingredients while introducing new packages to retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, and Costco.

Santa Monica CA,
2020 - 2021



UCLA | Social Media Coordinator
Designed, planned, executed social media posts on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram using 6 different programs to promote students health events and awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Posts increased interaction with events by 50% and increased audience growth by 7%.

Los Angeles CA,
2020 - 2021

UCLA | Graphic Designer & Lab Assistant
Designed and implemented departmental branding across all labs within the department while training and scheduling student workers within the lab for assistance. Introduced new departmental branding template for websites and door/wall graphics across the facility. Foot and web traffic increased by at least 30% after the redesign.

Los Angeles CA,
2020 - 2021


MUSE & Co. Outdoors | Graphic Designer
Responsible for designing printed matter such as brochures to introduce two different vehicle models manufactured by the company.

Remote
2021 


InArt Studio | Instructor
Taught graphic design and computer softwares by designing effective curricula. Developed key communication skills to work with students from different age groups. Successfully guided students to create eye-catching portfolios to get into Ivy League univeisites and art/design colleges.

Los Angeles CA,
2017 - 2021





Education


University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. degree in Design | Media Arts

Multidisciplinary design program exploring different areas of media and design including product design, branding, 3D modeling, fabrication, and UI/UX.

University of California, Los Angeles
Minor in Entrepreneurship

Minor program introducing the field of entrepreneurship with a concept of opportunity recognition and pursuir of business with lean start-up principles. Encompasses application of key frameworks and brand strategies in real-life settings.

Art Center College of Design
ACX Program

Candidate to study credited courses for transportation design, product design, and architecture.





Achievements & Recognition


DailyBruin
Article: “Design media arts exhibit highlights artists’ interpretations of migration”

Mars Rover Design Competition at Art Center College of Design
Successsully designed the most capable vehicle for the Mars Rover project sponsored by NASA. Personal name was engraved onto the Mars Rover: Curiosity.

LA Art Book Fair | Art Books for DMA

President of The Undergraduate Student Council | UCLA

Dean’s List and Scholarship | UCLA

DMA Scholarship | UCLA


Award of Distinction | UCLA DMA Undergraduate Exhibition Scholarship

Anderson Ranch Scholarship




Software
Proficiency

Tools and softwares that I have learned and am continuing to use for my projects.




Design


Adobe Illustrator
Vector graphic, packaging, branding, product design, digital mockups, print, illustration
Advanced

Adobe Photoshop
Digital mockups, product design, image manipulation, animation, digital sketching, print design
Advanced

Adobe InDesign
Editorial design, PDF/booklet formation, print/book design
Advanced

Adobe XD
Wireframing, hi-fidelity mockups, prototyping, deliverables
Advanced

Figma
Wireframing, hi-fidelity mockups, prototyping, deliverables
Advanced





3D Modeling
and Render



Blender
3d modeling, animation, material prototyping, product design, physics simulation, lighting, rendering, visualization
Advanced

Autodesk Maya
3d modeling, animation, material prototyping, product design, physics simulation, lighting, rendering, visualization
Advanced

Rhinoceros
Class-A 3d modeling, product design, prototyping, visualization
Advanced

Keyshot
Soft poly-mesh modeling, mesh optimization, material prototyping, visualization
Advanced

MAXON Cinema 4D
3d modeling, animation, material prototyping, product design, physics simulation, lighting, rendering, visualization
Familiar

Autodesk Fusion 360
3d modeling, product design, rigidity simulation, visualization
Learning


Autodesk Alias Suite
3d modeling, product design, rigidity simulation, visualization
Learning





Video and
Animation



Adobe After Effects
Animation, motion, video editing
Advanced

Adobe Premiere Pro
Animation, motion, video editing
Advanced



Other


P5.js
Visual-based creative coding
Familiar

Processing
Visual-based creative coding
Familiar



Languages


English
Fluent

Korean
Fluent