Instastory Blasts

Social media promotion is as important as anything, so of course I do all my own promoting for my movie reviews. My favorite part of the social media blast (which I do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat) are the Instastories. They typically bring in the most page views, and people love to interact with them. I like to bring in a DIY aesthetic to them, prioritizing the original art of each property I review. Below is a gallery of my best work.

Movie Posters Revamped

I'm a big fan of the movies and TV; I even majored in it. But to combine my interests in graphic design and film/TV, I wanted to design some of my own posters for some of my favorite movies and TV shows. I will update as I make more.

Tal Posters

탈 (Tal) is a traditional Korean mask. They were typically worn by dancers and performers back in the day and each mask had a different emotion. So here's a kewl poster series I made.


K-food yum!

My friend sparked a fun idea for a design, which was to make something that said "삼겹살 or death". 삼겹살 is pork belly in Korean, and it is essentially everyone's favorite Korean BBQ meat! 

Here is 삼겹살 made out of pork belly pieces! I also am thinking of turning this into a series of Korean foods. Here is 떡볶이 (spicy rice cake) made out of spicy rice cakes.

Hanbok Poster

I'm out here trying to get in touch with my culture (lol) so here's a poster on some hanbok pieces! Hanbok is traditional Korean clothing. Traditional female clothing usually consists of the skirt/dress with the shirt/jacket.


For funsies, I started a hashtag among my friends #hirejane2k17 ! And of course, for more funsies, I decided to do an illustration of the hashtag on a daily basis. Here are a couple I've worked on so far:

Very Important Playlist podcast

The Very Important Playlist podcast is something my friend, Bianca, and I have been working on for a couple months and it has finally come into fruition. Each episode we will be curating a 10-song playlist dedicated to a different celebrity, or public figure. We will discuss the songs, talk about our lives, discuss diversity, entertainment, fun stuff, and more! Even though the podcast is about celebrities, it's mostly about us (duh). 

So in thinking about how to brand ourselves, I wanted our design to be eye-catching, but include our faces somehow. I illustrated the two of us, inspired by the style of Malika Favre. Somehow, the color of our brand became orange... but I think we like it. 

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February - August Statistics

Map of Int'l Cinema, Post 1960

For winter 2016, I was enrolled in a class called International Cinema 1960 - Present. The class was focused on not the mainstream ideas of the United States about what 'international cinema' means, which is usually art cinema style foreign movies. Rather, we were focused on gathering a broader look at transnationalism found in the production, distribution, and exhibition of movies all across the globe, ranging from popular movies like Y Tu Mama Tambien (Mexico, 2001) to traditional art cinema films like Ran (Japan, 1985) to Third Cinema films like Ten Canoes (Australia, 2006). 

For the final, we were tasked to create a piece, whether literary or visual, that would encompass the various transnational connections between all the films we watched in class, while drawing connections to the readings as well. Instead of writing an essay, I embarked on creating a poster that would literally map the connections. 

It was important for me to make clear the connections that came about from the chronological order of the films. All these films may be from different locations with different geological contexts, but despite this, transnationalism connections still came about regardless. Hence, the various points of similarities made clear by the lines. 

Overall, it was a fun experience for me, especially given my very restricted time limit to complete this. I had just about two days, and I think that restriction made my creativity flow to create this piece. 

BTW, I also really loved not only the class, but some of these films have really grown on me throughout the class. Namely, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Head Hunters, Wadjdaand The Selfish Giant