June Shin

JUNE-SHIN

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

June Shin is a Korean-born graphic designer currently pursuing MFA Graphic Design. Born in Seoul and raised in Southern California, she moved east to study art history at Cornell University. She discovered graphic design while working as a curatorial intern at the MOMA, New York, and still maintains close ties with cultural institutions as she works as a graduate assistant in RISD Museum’s design department. An aspiring typographic playboy, June is also a budding type designer.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Seoul, Korea and Providence RI.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Hello Kitty

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Saint Tail

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Bluets by Maggie Nelson

ANY PETS?
No

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Korean

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Johannes Vermeer, René Magritte

FAVORITE CHARITY?
LiNK (Liberty in North Korea)

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Reading

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I am surprised you got such a good photo, based on the rest of them.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
No. I don’t like to accumulate physical things.

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
My work is mostly black and white.

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
I try not to use the same typeface more than once

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Perfectionism/perfectionism

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A healthier person

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Details matter

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