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?
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
Her and Ex-Machina
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Anish Kapoor and Francis Bacon
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?
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
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