Sohyun Kim

Sohyun Kim

Glendale, CA, US



Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, I am currently an environmental designer, with a prior degree in business, and plan to graduate the Art Center College of Design in December of 2015. My design philosophy lies in the realms of influencing people through my vision of constructing environments. My knowledge of business and design has provided me with the skills to see a project through all the way from the beginning to the end. Though I believe that an innovative solution starts from an optimistic and passionate state of mind, I think that a designer is always facing constraints and realities to leverage current situations sensibly.


Except my desire in design, I am filled with wanderlust, looking for unique candle, eating local food, or sneaking in cool hotel. Lately, I did my first surfing in Waikiki beach.


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Teacher's Assistance

TA in Environmental Design 3 class

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Edge Alliance, Chicago, IL, US, Special Events Coordinator

Edge Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides housing and services for people with HIV/AIDS and holds several city-wide events to change people’s perception and raise funds. Recruited and organized the volunteers and executed a large scale event.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Expected to graduate in December 2015.

Sep 2013 - current

Korea University, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Business Administration

Mar 2007 - Aug 2011



The competition was held by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and attracted projects from 20 universities. Urban Oasis is a pocket park that creates a spatially playful bio-pool that engages a diverse neighborhood through the ecological water clean system.


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