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Soo Kim is a freelance Art Director
based in Brooklyn, NY.

She grew up in Texas, where she developed her taste for TexMex and medium-rare steak.

Her love for art took her to Florida, where she studied Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art & Design. She got her bearings as an Art Director at 2D animation studio, then braved the transition into freelance. Armed with storytelling passion and design training, she collaborates with a variety of clients to create stunning concepts.

Freelance Inquiries:

contact@sookim-design.com

 

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Art Director, 2016-Present

Collaborates with Creative Directors, Designers, and clients to create brand-driven designs and compelling video content. Develops conceptual and visual direction, using illustrations, storyboards, and animatics.
Studios & Agencies:

  • DemoDuck
  • Epipheo
  • Transistor
  • Aardman Nathan Love
  • Calabash Animation
  • & more

Art Director, Epipheo, 2015 - 2016

  • Collaborated with Creative Director to determine best visual concept for clients.
  • Developed the visuals for projects, and created necessary assisting materials, including sketches, animatics, and illustrations.
  • Directed freelance artists and animators to execute a refined product within deadlines.
  • Pitched and delivered effective brand-driven content to high-profile clients such as: Amazon, Viacom, P&G, Intel, and Citrix.

Animatic Artist, Epipheo, October 2015

  • Created animatics for production, under the direction of Creative and Art Directors.
  • Determined and executed best visual representation for given concepts.

SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

  • Adobe Creative Suite:  Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects
  • Storyboard Pro
  • 3D: Autodesk Maya

EDUCATION

Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
BFA, Computer Animation. May 2015