Mary Lim

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KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE BFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mary Lim writes: “My parents emigrated from South Korea to live in the U.S. in 1993 as missionaries. By then, my two older sisters were already 7 and 5 years old, while I was just born. We moved around frequently, living in Baltimore for two years, in Milwaukee for 3 years, and then finally settling in Chicago in 1998. Growing up, I would often watch my mom sculpt things out of clay and paint with watercolors. She would also teach art classes for the church community, where I learned how to draw and paint. Needless to say, I was heavily influenced by my mom to pursue a career in art. I am currently earning a BFA in Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute.”

FAVORITE COLOR?
Red-orange

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Baskerville

FAVORITE APP?
Don’t have one. No smartphone!

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Parks and Recreation

FAVORITE BOOK?
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Shawshank Redemption and Ratatouille

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Andrew Bird

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Xu Bing

BOOKMARKED WEBSITES?
thekitchenmccabe and colourcode

YOUR DESIGN HERO?
Deborah Sussman

TALENT YOU WISH YOU POSSESSED?
Public speaking or making people laugh

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
An architect

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Be thorough and never overlook the small things

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