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For me designing is fun. I can sit in front of the computer for days upon days and not get bored. I consider it playing and I play with the software to discover new things.

  Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

I was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the US at a very young age. I’ve lived in Baltimore, Maryland for most of my life and now I’m situated in Frisco, Texas. My interest in art came at a very young age but it was my studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art where I developed an interest in design.

  What do you do for inspiration?

I like to relax and let my mind wander. Whether I’m developing concepts, layouts, icons or anything related to design, I try not to think too much and just let it happen. I’m mostly inspired by music and my surroundings.

  Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

CG Channel , stereotypography and DesignInMotion

  What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

Becoming a member of Who’s We Studios.

  What software couldn't you live without?

Adobe After Effects.

  Who is your target audience?

I’ve never considered a specific audience. I just put my work up for the world to see. But most of the mail that I have received came from fellow designers.

  What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?

My first site was a personal portfolio showcase. I didn’t like the idea of having an old bunch of work sitting there. Even if I had continuously uploaded new work, the old work would still be there and that bothered me. I always like new things, new designs, new forms of music and so on. So my site slowly evolved into a purely experimental site.

  Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?

I’m not much of a writer so I couldn’t see myself doing any instructional material or any kind of book based on extensive textual information, but I would love to do a book showcasing new and innovative work from Korean designers.

  Do you think Flash is here to stay?

If Flash continues to keep up with the needs of communication and advancements in technology are taken into consideration, then yes.

  How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?

For me designing is fun. I can sit in front of the computer for days upon days and not get bored. I consider it playing and I play with the software to discover new things.

A lot of experimentation will lead you to new skills and you will develop your own style or method of doing things. And you don’t need to know everything. You just need to know enough to get where you want to go. I don’t know much about programming and that is not my thing. So I focus on design and animation and learn just enough to put up an HTML page.

  What type of overcoat do you wear when Flashing, basically are you a labels man?

I enjoy well-designed clothing, not just to wear but to look at as well. I used to think that a lot of products were being sold purely on the basis of the name brand but later I discovered that there is a reason why certain things are expensive. It’s not the same for every case but well designed clothing is worth its dollar amount.

  Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

You have to love what you are doing. I think about design and art almost every day. Everything seems to relate to it and I find myself learning new things constantly. If you feel like it’s “just work” then you better find something else to do.

  It's been a privilege, Sang, thanks very much.

Thank you for this opportunity, it’s been fun.


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