Sunny Los Angeles working as the Creative Director at a tech startup.
I’m a creative director, designer, and fine artist. I specialize in interactive, print design and mixed media. I have over 14 years of experience bringing designs to life for a variety of clients ranging from tech, advertising, publishing, e-commerce, B2B/B2C and fashion.
I suffered from a severe case of wanderlust and spent close to a decade learning my trade abroad. In London, I studied at University of the Arts London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design for my MA in Communication Design, and became a designer in the British publishing industry for several years.
In Amsterdam, I worked as a designer at the powerhouse advertising agency, Lemon Scented Tea working on projects for key clients such as Heineken, Adidas and The Sugar Factory.
In Italy, I studied typography at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia. I cultivated my obsession with the letterform and am a typography fanatic at heart.
In Washington, DC I completed my BFA in Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. My education there includes 35mm shooting/developing, painting, mixed-media art and, of course, graphic design. I received scholarship from the College for academic excellence and a scholarship grant from the Washington DC Womens group.
I named my website ‘iheartgrid’, after my love for the asymmetrical sensibilities of Swiss design. My design approach is always supported through grid-based and thoughtful design concepts.
I also love books. Really, really, love books.
My self-produced book THE SOCIAL CONTRACT — part of my Master's Degree thesis — was selected as 1 of 73 book designs to be part of the inaugural edition of ART IN BOOK, a collection of the world's outstanding creative book designs. It was published and distributed worldwide by Sendpoints Publishing Company.
I also designed 2 New York Time's Best-selling coffee table art books, BEACHES and ESCAPE for fine-art photographer, Gray Malin. Both books were published by Abrams Books and distributed worldwide with a Korean publisher also releasing a mini version of BEACHES. BEACHES is currently still an Amazon Bestseller 2 years after initial release (released 2016).
When I'm not married to my computer screen, I like to get my hands dirty with art projects or playing with any four-legged furry creature or finding the next best donut.
Get in touch if you'd like to collaborate! I'd love to hear from you.
MA COMMUNICATION DESIGN
BFA GRAPHIC DESIGN
UNDERGRADUATE SUPPLEMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY DEEP COURSE
BFA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE COURSE
SOCIOLOGY + PSYCHOLOGY COLLEGE COURSE