Action figure project was done in 2016 Junior 1st semester's model making 3 class. I was super exited in the project and I set my mind as toy designer as model maker from this point. I made my own story that is based on concept of video game. Mostly, 3D prints were used to produce the figures and it was first study of articulationfor joints parts. Eventually, I could create my own designs of joints as 3D skill set.
The very first fashion doll project of my whole life.
When I took the Toy design 3 class in Otis college of Art and Design, my instructor prof. Kelly suggested me to try the fashion doll project for her class.
At first, I thought it is such a nonsense to do fashion project with my fashion sense but since I started, the following of instruction from my dear prof. Kelly leaded me to make something good.
Even though I still consider myself as not a doll maker, at least I can say that I can design something that girls and ladies want to buy.
Basically the design aspects and inspiration came from actual legendary girls such as Egyptian goddess, the bear lady of Korea and Snake people of India.
And each stories make the designs more impressive and better so I could retranslate the stories into beautiful designs that works as fashion dolls.
3d vynil figure
A project from 3D Rhino class of Junior 1st semester. Design aspect were from my cousin, Sang Lee from Cartoon network.
G I Joe - Falcon Destroyer
3D Train set is made in first sophomore year. First time to learn 3D Rhino and we could create developmental design for playset of train tracks.
3d steampunk robot
It was the 3D Rhino program development class of Junior. Project concept was steampunk and I chose specific concept as a robot porter in train station.
Other designs I was desire to create was flying man robot and Dragon robot.
I inspired by the game series, 'Bioshock' to build the design of robot and created the basic story for the project. Since I finished 3D modelling for the robot, I was playing with old photoes to create realistic photoes of robot in Adobe Photoshop program.
Basic story -
Dr. Joseph received order from ATC (Association of train companies) to make a robot series that can help loading up the cargos to trains. He made wonderful job but sadly, he didn't create proper software for the robot so the robot started making accidents. Even some robots were escaped so polices have to find each escaped robot for safety of people. Dr. Joseph is still missing...
These series are not from school project but personal project for senior show. I came up with ideas from a drawing that I did in drawing class of Prof. Virgina Hein.
It was the first project in Junior's second semester. We could design a game box in any concepts so I picked my own design of Xbox. Once I learned about Bongo animation in 3D Rhino, I could see great opportunities of new presenting ways. After effect was easy to use so I totally enjoyed whole projects and figured out another visual ways to make my 3D renders looks better.
It was designed for preschoolers from second semester of sophomore year with Prof. Joyce. I wanted to create a story that can make kids feel comfortable on the bed so came up with concept, bed time storytelling. Basically it is a plush design but I made the sculpted model instead because of lack of time. Still, everything I wanted to make for project is in here.
The first doll project of my life. It was done by sophomore class of Prof. Norene.
Based on Adobe Illustration program to use and tried to show the blue printing skills.
I started my art life when I was in high school. I knew nothing but had passion to draw something great to see. Before came to US, I was in fine art major in a university so had chance to learn coloring. Since I learned about photoshop, I usually used Adobe programs rather than traditional but no matter of remember the skills that I learned in university by myself
All these art pieces were made by me, Joseph Kim and individually made in quite much of amount of the time.
White out - A story of an Eraser
An animation project for class in Otis college of Art and Design
Drawings are the most focused area in my life. I was focusing on drawings rather than any things because I know it is the most important in any major. The drawings in here are only concept design and sketches which is less than 1% of drawings that I did in my life.