Sojung Kim
Illustration, Bournemouth Bournemouth United Kingdom
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Contact details
Flat 5 Seaton Court
65 Surrey Road
Tel: +44 7804039167
Brief Summary
I am a recent graduate from MA Illustration with 4 years of working experience in editorial and publication design. I enjoy both working alone and in teams, directing and generating high-quality design elements including illustration and photographs. I am experienced at working to tight deadlines and under pressure, organising schedule as the team leader.
Professional Experience

-Fluent user of all programs in Adobe Creative Suite
-English: IELTS 7.0/ 9.0 (Dec. 2008)
-Japanese: EJU Language Test 386/ 400 (Jun. 2006)


Arts University College at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Oct. 2011 - Sep. 2012
MA Illustration Pathway

Arts University College at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Sep. 2010 - Jun. 2011
Study Abroad Program in BA Level 5 Illustration Course

Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
Mar. 2001 - Feb. 2006
BFA Visual Communication Design


Korean Arts & Culture Education Service, Seoul, Korea
Mar. 2009 - Nov. 2009
Designer/ Researcher
KACES is an organisation under Korean Ministry of Culture. As a design researcher, I participated in development of an arts & culture education program for primary school students. I wrote 2 units out of 6 in the program, and executed a demonstration for trainee educators.

Designcook, Seoul, Korea
Mar. 2008 - Dec. 2008
Designer/ Researcher
Designcook is a multi-disciplinary education program for children developed by Korea Design Foundation. My role was to organise the basic structure of the program which was using design activities as learning tools as well as designing educational materials to be interesting for children. I also taught the unit about typography.

Gorae, Seoul, Korea
Sep. 2006 - Jan. 2008
Editorial Designer
Gorae is a monthly magazine for children published in Korea. As the leading designer, I was responsible of designing each issue from cover to cover as well as making promotional materials. I directed images used in the magazine including cartoons, illustrations and photographs and often generated them myself.
To strengthen the design team, I organised an external design commitee with the country's leading design practitioners and built a strong network with illustration organisations.

AGI, Seoul, Korea
Jul. 2003 - Feb. 2006
Design Intern
AGI is one of the leading design agencies in Korea specialise in editorial and book design as well as brand design. During my internship years, I worked in a very busy and intense environment to extremely tight deadlines, learning basic design skills and time management.


I have a keen interest in music. For several years, I have led the choirs in my local churches, both in Korea and in the UK. I organise weekly practices and lead the singing in Sunday masses while playing the guitar. I also play the piano.


References are available on request. 

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