Hi, I'm Monica!
I’m a maker of images that are usually moving. I've spent 5+ years at Google Creative Lab in New York City designing, directing, animating, shooting and making things, and now moving on to a new venture.
Born and raised in South Korea, I started living by myself at age 14, probably had about 8-9 underage jobs and ended up hailing from my hometown to go study graphic design at School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Shortly after the graduation, I had an interview with Google Creative Lab where I ended up nesting for about 5 years, envisioning future technology through storytelling and visual language. I was lucky enough to get recognized and featured by organizations like ADC, TDC, Computer Arts Magazine, and design organizations in Korea including Design Jungle and Typography Seoul. In 2013, I received New Visual Artist Award by Print Magazine that selects 20 international artists under the age of 30.
Though spending most of my time staring at the screen, I still dream about having a green aviary. Ever since Tako, my bird companion, (image below) left to the bird dorm in Florida, I’ve been #birdstagraming every day. If I’m not in front of the computer watching bird videos, I’ll probably be in the kitchen making weed edibles.
Art Education Magazine Interview 월간 아트앤디자인 인터뷰 2016
The Monthly Art Magazine Interview (Mise 1984) 미술세계 인터뷰 2016
Typography Seoul: 디자이너라면 이들처럼 Book Publication 2015
아티스트 포트폴리오 2 사바나 미술관 전시 Savana Museum Exhibition in Seoul 2015
Vogue Korea Work Publication 보그코리아 작업 출판 2014
KIPFA Conference Presentation 2014
Thinking Creatively Conference Presentation 2014
Dr.Jart Newsletter Interview 닥터자르트 뉴스레터 인터뷰 2014
Creator's Bookmark2 Interview 크리에이터의 즐겨찾기2 인터뷰 2014
Computer Arts Korea Conference Presentation 2013
ADC 90th Annual Award 2011
TDC Club Intro 2011