© Starry Night fish by Shinyoung Kim
© Starry Night fish by Shinyoung Kim

© Starry Night fish by Shinyoung Kim


“I strongly believe in the power of stories.”


Shinyoung Kim


Animator/ Illustrator



© Shinyoung Kim 2018
© Shinyoung Kim

Who are you? What do you do?

I am a person who loves colorful and bold designed images and I am a person who has a lot of curiosities and really loves putting question marks on what I am wondering.

Where are you from?

Seoul, South Korea

Your style in 3 words?

Lovely bold colors

© The Missing Hat by Shinyoung Kim, 2018
© The Missing Hat by Shinyoung Kim

Your weakness? Your strength?

Strength – I am a good friend to dogs because I show a lot of affection. Weakness – I am a bad friend to cats because I show too much affection.

What makes you different?

I strongly believe in the power of stories.

When did you decide to become an animator?

During my childhood, I was just a student who likes to draw and sketch. Naturally, I developed my interests and basic knowledge of arts. I preferred moving images with stories, such as animations from Pixar, rather than pictures on the wall. It was a simple idea that those short videos with stories are able to move people which made me more eager to study Motion design which specializes in music videos, commercial advertisements, and motion graphics.

© Shy Girl by Shinyoung Kim
© Shy Girl by Shinyoung Kim
© Shy Boy by Shinyoung Kim
© Shy Boy by Shinyoung Kim

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

I really love filling an empty space with various colors which can be harmonized together with other elements.

A few words about your favorite creation?

Eden, I like this work the most. In the beginning, I wanted to pleasant viewers’ ears and eyes with my video, which possesses a firm story. I tried to focus on these points when producing a music video based on the story of Adam and Eve. Although I had some difficulties during the procedure because of my immatureness, I felt bliss in making such moving images. Resultantly, I was quite satisfied with the output ‘Eden’, and the work brought me multiple opportunities. After the work was released on diverse media.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Every artist struggles for a more meaningful and beautiful world.

© Eden by Shinyoung Kim
© Eden by Shinyoung Kim

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

My next project is “confidential” till it is released. Nevertheless, I can tell you that I am endeavoring to work in diverse directions. I am super interested in printable methods, which can lead me out of limited fields with RGB to CMYK.

Do you have a vision?

Most of all, I want to be a happy person.

2017: Where are we going?


I still want some challenges.

Your city’s favorite spots?

My place (Yeonnam-dong), Han-river, Kyobo Bookshop

Tell us about your future plans…

I still want some challenges.