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Graphic Designer

Tony Kim


About
Visual designer with a passion for branding
and typography.
Exprerience
R/GA
| Design Intern
MICA | Printing Assistant Resume ︎


Contact
akim09@mica.edu 
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︎ Copyright © Tony Kim 2019. All rights reserved. ︎
01

Branding + Experience Design

R/GA X


About
Over the course of my internship at R/GA Los Angeles, me and other interns were assigned a task to create a better onboarding experience for the new employees at R/GA LA and celebrate existing employees to build a stronger culture. In order to establish a smooth onboarding experience, we created a unified onboarding ecosystem that exhibits and upholds the various facets of R/GA LA’s core values. The social onboarding ecosystem consists of five touchpoints: Welcome Email, Instagram, Physical Space, First Day Kit, and Slackbot. This system brings the people through all the different stages step-by-step, guiding them on a journey to a satisfying onboarding experience. Ultimately, the ecosystem serves to constantly push the company towards a transformative way of thinking, connect people at a deeper level by linking stories and systems and current employees with the new hires, and fulfill experiences for a more human future through the help of a thriving creative culture. Intern team members include: Daniel Tak (Experience Designer), Jason Yun (Experience Designer), Meghan Lai (Copywriter), Emmaline Terry (Art Director), and Tony Kim (Visual Designer). 



02

Freestyle

C.B.A.


About
C.B.A. stands for Counterfeit, Bootleg, and Appropriation. This project questions ‘originality’ in art and how new meanings can be made through appropriation, alteration, rearrangement, recontextualization, repetition, etc. The act of copying allows individuals, especially artists/designers, to fully understand the formal elements of how a particular piece of work was crafted. Then, recontextualizing or transforming a work into another form allows the artist to implement one’s own style and convey an entirely different story. ‘Supreme Apples’ is a Counterfeit and it holds both positive and negative implications. The work criticizes the act of slapping on a logo of a well known brand on a mundane or ridiculous object and increasing its value tremendously just because of the name-value. At the same time, it acknowledges the significance of logos and how consumers perceive an object. ‘Endless by Frank Ocean’ is a Bootleg because it’s an unofficial product crafted through an improper procedure, disregarding the legality of it. Often times, people burn movies or music on a CD and people would use to sell that illegally. This inspired the idea of downloading all the songs within in the album from YouTube and putting them in a USB since people barely use CDs nowadays, thus, the USB acts as the new vessel. In addition, the USB allows more accessibility since a part of being a Bootleg is about making an exclusive material more accessible to the public. Lastly, the ‘Thank you! Have a nice day!’ is an Appropriation because it recontextualizes an everyday object, a plastic bag in this case, into another form consisting of different language and cultural context. Ultimately, all the new objects hold a new meaning and it opens up many different possible interpretations, once again, allowing others to appropriate it on their own terms, hence, everything is a remix.


03

Campaign

85 decibels


About
This project uses design to explore noise pollution and its effects on human health. Extensive research and my own experiences living in a city have served as basis for my visual exploration. My objective was to create an awareness about the problematic issues with noise pollution through an eye-catching visual campaign that includes poster, flyer, editorial, sticker, package, social media, and process book.



04

Branding

zēro


About
Zēro is a Japanese restaurant selling donburi, onigiri, and other packaged rice meals. My visual identity was guided by Monina Velarde, a visiting designer from The New York Times.



05

HTML + CSS

Into the Unknown


About
Into the Unknown is the title of the film festival event that is being highlighted in this fusion of a poster and a website. I explored the idea of ambiguity to compliment Christopher Nolan’s films that are often abstract and obscure in a way that allows individuals to interpret differently, hence, bringing the audience ‘into the unknown.’ I strictly followed a grid-system and played around with rudimentary shapes to express the overall vibe and story of each film in an abstract form within an orderly structure that allows each film to stand out on its own when the mouse is hovered over its respective area.



2019

Work


01 | R/GA X
02 | C.B.A.
03 | 85 decibels
04 | zēro
05 | Into the Unknown
06 | Breathing Room