About



EDUCATION:
California State University, Fullerton
 - Fullerton, California
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Illustration, 2007

Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, California
Illustration (1999-2002)


EXPERIENCE:
Dec. 2014 - Present: Toy Designer @ Jakks Pacific - Santa Monica, CA.
-Concept & Design.

Feb. 2013 - Dec. 2014: Toy Designer @ MGA Entertainment - Van Nuys, CA.
-Concept & Design.
-Development.
-Showroom Graphic Design & File Preparation.
-Build Prototypes.

2002 - Present: Freelance Visual Artist @ Joo Kim Studio

-Sprite Art - Stratagem Corporation/dot8, Inc.
-Digital Manipulation - "Memory" Stop Motion Short Films.
-Packaging Graphic & Layout Design - Kitchenware.
-Graphic Designer - eBay Store Layout Design & Product Listing, HTML & CSS, Product Photography, Photo Manipulation.
-Stereo Artist - Convert 2D Theatrical Content into Stereoscopic 3D.
-Traditional & Digital Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Concept Art.
-Felt Toys - PinkB Sweet Shop.

2011 - 2012: Packaging Graphic Design & Concept @ MGA Entertainment - Van Nuys, CA.
-Packaging Layout Design.
-Graphic Design.
-Concept Art.
-Showroom Display Concept & Design.
 

2008 - 2010: Graphic Designer @ Fashion Eden - City of Industry, CA.
-Product Photography.
-Graphic Design.
-Photo Manipulation & Layout Design.
-Email Campaign.
-Facebook Ads and FBML.
-Website & Magazine Ads.
-Inventory & Data Entry.


2005: Intern @ G7 Animation Studio - Van Nuys, CA.

AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS / PRESS:
2012: Vericon Charity Auction (Cambridge, MA)

2010: NYC Art Book - "Liberty" digital painting

2009: "A Postcard is Worth 1000 words" group exhibition
APW Gallery, NYC

2009: "Art on Record" group exhibition
APW Gallery, NYC

2007: dpi Magazine 097

2007: American Illustration 26 (disTRIBUTE)

2007: Juxtapoz.com Reader Art (Feb.-05-2007)

2007: "Love Stories" BFA exhibition
CSUF Exit Gallery, CA

2006: ArtOpp Scholarship Competition: Third runner-up

2006: The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles: Illustration West 45

2006: "The Absurd and the Strange" group exhibition
SCA Project Gallery, CA


2006: "Joyful World" solo exhibition
CSUF Exit Gallery, CA

2006: "A Small World" solo exhibition
CSUF Center Gallery, CA

2005: "An Exhibition of Misprints" group exhibition
CSUF West Gallery, CA

1998: "Contents Under Pressure" group exhibition at Prog Underground (Prog Space Gallery), CA


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