sloane kim

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I wasn’t ready the first time and I’m sure as hell not ready now.. y u do this shonda ?!?!?

anonymous asked:

Can you show us samples from your undergraduate portfolio?

Heh, I’m pretty embarassed by it but sure. This is what I could find on the Internet right now but that’s obviously problematic and unfair because it only shows the stuff I thought was good at the time and not metric-ton of failure projects I had along the way.

—Freshman Year (2007–2008)—

Disclaimer: This stuff was at the end of the year after I had gotten the hang of school. The stuff I did in the beginning was really really terrible. My GPA in my first semester was a 2.87. I got a D- in Typography 1 for example, and I was almost on academic probation. That was a wake-up call and it was depressing to me to find myself struggling. There’s an instagram video of my entrance portfolio to get into school (#tbt ya’ll) and by the time these projects were finished it was like night and day.

Catalogue for the motion design program at Art Center College of Design (which I was a part of for most of school actually.) Susan Lee-Clark was my professor.

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Album cover I did for a band that some of my best friends in high school was a part of that formed when they went to college.

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Stills from my first 3D animation (Cinema4D) class where I made a fake educational PSA for kids about how viruses infect bacteria narrated in Japanese. My initial concentration at school was on motion design and animation. I eventually realized I wasn’t passionate about it but I still learned a lot. Rob Garrott was my professor.

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—Sophomore Year (2008–2009)—

Exhibition Design for this made-up show. I did this with my friend Tsz Ho Ip. Carolina Trigo was my professor.

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Some stuff that I designed and animated (I was trying to get an internship at a motion design studio named Buck which I eventually got.)

1. Brian Green TED Talk [LINK] . Chris Dooley was my teacher.

2. Motion Design Reel [LINK] . 

I really got along with an art director that worked at Buck while I was interning there who goes by “The Beast is Back.” I made a postcard for him.

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Still from an animation I did dedicated to Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes from TLC where I had the lyrics to ‘No Scrubs’ read through an automated VoiceText reader and then combined data-moshing and lasers. Ew. Yuck. I don’t know what the fuck I was thinking, I think i was reading too much Hipster-Runoff and looking at Tumblr at the time. Jesus Christ fuck everything about this. I’m terribly sorry. Chris Dooley was my teacher.

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Poster for film screenings at Art Center.

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A zine I did that features a transcription of an interview I did with a childhood friend who, at the time, was an undocumented immigrant, where we talked about the hardships he faced in basic things like obtaining a driver’s license or getting a college education. Joshua Trees was my professor. It’s funny, I left Art Center to study at Central Saint Martins before ultimately coming back and he was my teacher at both schools out of sheer coincidence.

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— Junior Year (2009–2010) —

Silkscreen poster for a friend’s Nico Sala and Jasper Kingeter’s “comedic French-British rap group”. I studied printmaking under Anthony Zepeda. But I was pretty sloppy so my homie Devin Troy Strother, who now enjoys life as a successful artist pretty much did all the work for me on this one. I did his website though so it’s all good.

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200+ page book investigating a murder in a lagoon that shocked Los Angeles and lead to race riots in the 1940’s. Hardcover bound with a deboss in the interior. Brad Bartlett was my professor.

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Around this time, to make money I started freelancing as a storyboard artist for motion design studios.

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Identity design for the London Festival of Silent films. I gave every film a separate symbol that combined to form the main identity. For the posters, I chose not to reference silent films because it seemed to obvious so I built on the idea of silence. The idea was to show these huge nature scenes found on the British Isles in tube stations and around the city which at the time I thought would be interesting to juxtapose with the urban surroundings of London. Clive Piercy was my professor.

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This 17-foot poster I did for an exhibition on Archigram. Was inspired by their imagination when it came to the scale of their works. I built this typeface and set ‘Archigram’ in it, then I spent a few weeks cutting out windows, facades, pipes, etc, and combined them with my lettering. So I made a big poster lol. It folds down into an A1 sized book. My friend Daniel Seung Lee who is now enjoying his life as a successful photographer helped me take a photo of this. Another project under Clive Piercy.

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Silkscreened poster. It was supposed to be about the Hindu Milk Miracle that took place in India in 1995 but in all honesty that was bullshit posturing and I just wanted a project that’d get me on Manystuff which never happened because I wasn’t critical enough. What I did end up getting on was TrendList and then I sent them a crybaby e-mail telling them to take me off. Ooo boy.

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— Senior Year (2010–2011) —

Stuff for the Chinese American Museum. I’m getting tired of writing descriptions blah blah blah.

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225 page book with exposed spine for the binding. Look at me I’m just throwing all the tricks in my grab bag of tricks. This book also used augmented reality as if the binding wasn’t enough already. [LINK].

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Branding for an upscale knife shop. Basically I was no better than that stupid menswear store that sells the expensive axe.

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Okay so I was still technically in the motion design concentration at school and so I needed credit to graduate. This was the last animation I participated in. Here’s a styleframe from a group project.

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So yeah, just a sample of stuff I did while I was a student at Art Center College of Design. Stylistically and contextually it was kind of all over the place. But, I was 18 when I started so I was still trying to figure out what my interests and passions and my work so I was just as confused and clueless. It was a crazy experience but overall it was definitely life-changing and what helped me grow the most were the friends I made along the way. They influenced me more than anything. Nico Sala, Josh Finklea, Scott Langer, Roy Tatum, Justin Sloane, Frank Lionetti, Dawn Kim, Devin Troy Strother, David Jien, Tsz Ho Ip, Grace Pincer, Victoria Tutunjian, I love/miss you guys and I’m grateful and glad I got to know all of you. And to my teachers, Clive Piercy, Brad Bartlett, Simon Johnston, Anthony Zepeda, Elena Page, Rob Garrott, thank you for your wisdom.