Sebin Song

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USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

Sebin Song is a second year MFA Design candidate at the University of Southern California, Roski School of Art and Design. Her practice narrates discourses about technology and human interaction, seeking to discover a humane way to absorb information and technological influences — to change the way in which those influences perpetuate our biases. For her, graphic design improves the visual environment and functions as a vehicle for communication and connection in order to interact with and between large and varied audiences. Song believes narratives — both personal and social — connect us to our humanity. They link us to our past, and provide a glimpse into our future. When she was little, stories made her think something magical was happening. As a contemporary designer, she strives to understand and bring that same magic to help them visualize and interact with the world through design thinking and creative problem-solving.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Seoul, South Korea

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Fifty-fifty; depends on the deadline

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
None. A private life is a happy life.

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Black Mirror

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Design Matters

FAVORITE BOOK?
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Her and Ex-Machina

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Anish Kapoor and Francis Bacon

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Shelter and Homeless Services (LA Poverty Department)

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Lay down on the bed and save energy for future use

FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
Patrick Clair

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Product design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Painter or photographer

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
USC Roski offers a self-directed practice with a focus on conceptualization and articulation.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Results justify the deeds

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