Agatha (Sunyoung) Park
I am an artist interested in creating experiences and things to remedy emotional disconnect from physical distance.
Interests: AR, VR, MR, telepresence, IoT, 3D scanning&printing, new media art, art, cultural exchange
MDes Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
Art, Design and the Public Domain / Class of 2019
- International Grant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Cross-registered September 2017 – present
B.F.A School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Major / Class of 2014
- Chairman’s Merit Award (2010-2014)
- Outstanding Achievement Award (2014)
Teaching Assistant at Harvard Innovation Lab AR/VR Studio /OCT 2017 - PRESENT
Teaching weekly introductory/intermediate 3D modeling workshops and training students on the basic mechanics of the AR/VR systems, software, headsets, and accessories. Keeping daily equipment inventory, assisting users with questions about about equipment use and keeping an up-to-date list of necessary equipment upgrades.
Freelance Creative Designer at Widevantage /JUN 2017 - AUG 2017
Brainstormed and pitched suitable content options for the company's new flat-surface mobile augmented reality technology (mobile device interacts with the flat surface it is placed on). Planned and wrote content for the AR children's book option and created storyboards for each page and its corresponding mobile app content and UI. Executed main illustrations and simple animation.
Artist at Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Morocco /SEP 2016
Created "Live Korea" an exhibition of Korean culture in augmented reality for the Korean national day reception event. Responsible for planning, 3D modeling a Korean culture photo booth, banner+marker design and AR output via third party AR app Augment.
Participating Artist at 38th International Cultural Festival of Assilah /JUN 2016
Participated in a 2 week long painting workshop in the Assilah medina along with experienced artists from Morocco, France, Senegal, Japan, Bahrain and more. Created two canvas paintings for the city of Assilah.
Freelance 3D Artist at BioDigital, Inc. /SEP 2015 - MAR 2016
3D Modeling Intern /FEB 2015 - SEP 2015
Modeled, textured, animated and optimized low-poly assets for the BioDigital Human app and client projects. Designed storyboard slides and assisted in creating layouts for client apps. Was responsible for keeping assets up to date with the science writing for a client project. Participated in weekly content team critiques.
Freelance Designer at Psyop /AUG 2014 - JAN 2014
Created designs, character illustrations and photo treatments for Fanta’s social media campaign. Created photo-based illustrations of cartoon styled characters to be used in a high-end animatic for an Inkjoy spot.
Toy 3D Printing Guest Lecturer at School of Visual Arts /SEPT 2015
Guest lectured at professor Anne Benkovitz’ Toy Design class on how to 3D model and 3D print original designs.
Co-director for “Butterfly Song”(2014) /SEP 2013 – APR 2014
Was the main story developer, lead animator and supporting compositor. As a co-producer I kept track of the process of filmmaking as a whole and found ways to effectively integrate all assets together. My partner and I explored various methods to bring the traditional watercolor feel to our 3D renders.
Official winner of the 2014 Documentary & Short International Movie Award; officially selected to film at ten other well respected film festivals such as the Cannes Short Film Corner 2014, Seoul International Extreme Short Film Festival and the Guam International Film Festival 2014.
Lab Assistant at the SVA Computer Art Department /JAN 2013 – MAR 2014
Assisted students with equipment rentals and technical difficulties at the BFA Computer Art Department front desk, spread awareness for department regulations and helped system administrators maintain facility computer performance through weekly room checks. Selected as one of the top assistants by staff reviews.
Volunteer Foreign Guest Assistant at PIFAN /JULY-AUG 2013
At the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, I worked as a translator and guide for international film directors and assisted them in post screening questionnaires.
Volunteer Docent and Translator at SICAF /JULY 2010
At the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, I worked as a Docent and Translator for the Italian Comic Exhibition.
Software: Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / AfterEffects / Autodesk Maya / Pixologic zBrush / Unity
Programming: C / C# / Python / HTML
Fluent English, Korean / Basic French, Japanese