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?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Korean
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Johannes Vermeer, René Magritte
LiNK (Liberty in North Korea)
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
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?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A healthier person
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?