May 16, 2018
Apprenticeship Recap: Kara Shim
February 15, 2018
Bright Bright Great would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Designer, Kara Shim to the team. Kara will be assisting BBG on our Design team as well as our Avondale Type Co. type and Mlmtr photography teams.
Kara Shim, Design Apprentice
I had heard about BBG and was snooping around the website for job opportunities. I saw the position for the role the day AFTER applications were due and applied with my fingers crossed – and here I am. Thankful I made it.
I knew BBG would be a place that would push me as a designer. They had the small studio vibe I was looking for but they still strived for excellence and made great work.
I heard they were very hands on and collaborative as well and these were all aspects I was looking for in a job.
Definitely looking forward to developing my UI/UX skills. I had a strong fine arts background before diving into design and there’s a lot of aspects to web that I’m looking forward to learning and practicing.
I like being around people so I’m usually hanging out with friends. I love good food so I enjoy finding new, cool places to eat (especially ramen places, I’m a sucker for good ramen).
Aside from that I draw and I daydream a lot more than I should – I also adore funky jewelry and will go great lengths for some sweet earrings or rings.
Currently design crushing on Leta Sobierajski. But also really inspired by a lot of Korean and Japanese designers as well.
Matisse has always been an influence for me.
Fries, duh. Always get BBQ sauce with them too. Always.
I spent most of my life growing up overseas – I was born and raised in Illinois and before moving with my family. I primarily lived in Kyrgyzstan and Thailand for 10 years of my life and came back to Illinois for college. But the real shocker to people is that I was homeschooled for a few years in elementary to middle school.
People are always shocked by that because they expect me to be weirder than I am. Little do they know I’m actually super weird I can just hide it really well. Also I’m left-handed. For some reason people who have known me always lose it when they hear that.
My school was tiny so I feel like this doesn’t mean much – but yes I was my junior year. Wasn’t that great.
The Yellow Duck.
I feel like I could live without one of my toes. Do you need all of your toes?
20 minutes early – because I’m already usually 10 minutes late.