DESIGNER Soo Yun Yun
SCHOOL School of Visual Art
MAJOR Graphic Design
INSTRUCTOR Mitch Shostak
INTERNSHIP WON Cosmogirl!
What was the biggest challenge in creating your entry?
It was important to create beautiful spreads for the competition. A magazine is the tool for communication with readers. So, putting correct and useful information in my second spread was the biggest challenge for my entry. I researched a lot about Tokyo’s restaurants and famous places. As a result, instead of using just dummy text, my pages are full of useful information (it is also well organized), and turned out beautiful as an opening spread.
What was your inspiration in creating your entry?
Tokyo reminded me of one of my favorite movies “Lost in Translation”(2003). I got inspiration from my favorite scene from the movie where Bob and Charlotte escape the hotel, take a taxi and hang out the whole night. I liked the sparkling neon signs on the street and colorful character taxi signs a lot. I wanted to express the flutter of emotion of nighttime sightseeing.
Do you participate in any publication- or design-related campus activities?
No, but a few of my classmates and I have separate critique time after class. The times that I spent with my classmates were helpful for this competition.
What are your favorite magazines?
I like Men’s Health and Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Harper’s Bazaar... there are tons of good magazines to read.