Ray Yeunsu Shin, CalArts Prospective 2018 Graduate 

My name is Ray Yeunsu Shin. I’m a Visual/Interaction Designer, currently living in Los Angeles with a diverse background. Aside from the fact that I’ve never actually taken a long walk on the beach, I do enjoy traveling and scenic environments as I hail from Seattle, Washington, where it’s always beautiful and always green.
I am originally from Seoul, Korea, and started school in America at age of 15. Since then, I've been living across two culture. I went on to live in New York City, studying Technology Management and Digital Media at New York University. Currently, I am finishing my Graphic Design degree at California Institute of the Arts. This has influenced me to be a designer who uses storytelling to address the needs of people across culture. 
As a designer, my long-term goal is to create accessible solutions to meet the problems of everyday lives. I want to lead people to live their lives more enjoyably and efficiently, by using my cross-cultural awareness, detailed-oriented aesthetics and direct communication. 
Contact: yeunsushin@alum.calarts.edu , +1 (213) 326 3484
Instagram: @heyrays  @heyraydesign


2012-2018             California Institute of the Arts  (Valencia, CA)    BFA Graphic Design  
2010-2011              New York University (New York, NY)    Digital Media, Management (Dean's List)
2009                      Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)    Hotel - Tactics for Profitability/Business (Certificate)
2007-2010             Rainier Christian High School (Auburn, WA) 
2006-2007            Tahoma Senior High School (Maple Valley, WA)
Studied graphic design under Jeff Keedy, Michael Worthington, Gail Swanlund, Ed Fella, Scott Zukowski, Caryn Aono, Brad Tucker, Beth Elliot, Jesse Stout, Shelly Stepp, Tom Bland, Maija Burnett, Roman Jaster, Robert Dansby, Eike Konig


Tesla Level 5 Autonomous Car Control App              Nov 2017 - Jan 2018       Valencia, CA          
CalArts Coursera UI/UX Course - Designer                Jan 2018 - Present         Valencia, CA
CalArts Winter Institute - Teaching Assistant              Jan 2018 - Jan 2018       Valencia, CA
Lyft Play Entertaining Autonomous Ride Concept     Apr 2017 - Oct 2017        Valencia, CA
(Freelance) R-Clip Co., Ltd - Branding                         Jun 2017 - Jun 2017        Seoul, Korea
Korea National Police Agency - Lead Designer        Jun 2015 - Mar 2017       Suwon, Korea   
(Freelance) Purple Entertainment - Logo                    Mar 2017 - Mar 2017        Seoul, Korea
(Freelance) National Police Univ - Branding               Dec 2016 - Feb 2017        Asan, Korea
(Freelance) K-Pop group, Choshinsei - Logo              Nov 2016 - Nov 2016      Tokyo, Japan
(Freelance) M4L Real Marvelous - Branding               Nov 2016 - Nov 2016      Seoul, Korea
(Freelance) STEP Global Inc - Branding                      Sep 2016 - Oct 2016       New York, NY
(Freelance) EPIS Equities - Branding                           Aug 2016 - Sep 2016       Santa Monica, CA
(Freelance) Royal Class - Branding                              Jun 2016 - July 2016       Seoul, Korea
(Freelance) The All Group - Branding                          Jun 2016 - July 2016       Seoul, Korea
(Freelance) Michaa - Fashion Catalog                         Mar 2016 - May 2016      Brooklyn, NY
(Freelance) Michaa - Fashion Film                               Mar 2016 - May 2016      Brooklyn, NY
(Freelance) BYYJ - Fashion Branding                          Oct 2015 - Dec 2015       Seoul, Korea
Capitol Records - Album Cover Designer                  Dec 2014 - Mar 2015      Los Angeles, CA
CalArts-Hongik Winter Institute TA                              Dec 2013 - Jan 2014       Valencia, CA   
CalArts - Print Media Lab Technician                           Sep 2012 - May 2013      Valencia, CA
Sidus HQ (iHQ) - Multimedia Producer                       Dec 2011 - Aug 2012      Seoul, Korea


2018        Graphis New Talent Annual   Gold Award - Branding
2017         Graphis Letterhead 8 Award    Merit Award
2017         Graphis New Talent Annual    Merit Award - Branding
2016         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Social Impact Branding 
2016         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Commercial Branding x2
2016         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Commercial Illustration
2016         Korea Public Design Awards    Grand Prize - Korea Police Public Campaign
2015         Graphis New Talent Annual     Gold Award - Poster Design 
2015         Graphis New Talent Annual    Gold Award - Typography 
2015         Graphis New Talent Annual    Silver Award - Publication Design
2015         3x3 International Illustrations Show    Merit Award, Honorable Mention 
2015         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - UX/ UI Design
2015         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Exhibition Design
2015         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Illustration
2015         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Packaging
2015         Korean Enneagram Education Center - Counseling Certification
2014         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Print Communications     
2014         Adobe-ADAA & MAX Awards    Semifinalist - Publication Design    


2016-17    KBS News (Korea), Kookmin Newspaper (Korea), Newsis (Korea), Yeonhap News (Korea), 
                 Maeil Newspaper (Korea), Financial News (Korea), Kyungin Newspaper (Korea) ...
2017         Graphis New Talent Annual 2017 
2017         Graphis Letterhead 8
2015         Graphis New Talent Annual 2015 


2011         Symbole de Carre, Gallery Indeco, Seoul, South Korea
Based on years spent living abroad, Ray Shin juxtaposed the western touch with the traditional oriental wind. His delicate touches use warm and various colors to show harmony between the two distinct styles, the Western and the Oriental.


2018         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design End of the Year Show, Valencia, CA
2018         Hort Berlin Workshop Exhibition, Valencia, CA
2015         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design End of the Year Show, Valencia, CA
2014         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design Motion Show, Valencia, CA
2014         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design End of the Year Show, Valencia, CA
2013         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design End of the Year Show, Valencia, CA
2013         Featured Artist, CalArts Graphic Design Motion Show, Valencia, CA
2011          Director, Brooklyn Bridge Documentary,   PNIFF NYU Film Festival, New York, NY

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