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Life & Work with Audrey Sunha Bark

Today we’d like to introduce you to Audrey Sunha Bark.

Hi Audrey Sunha, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m a multi-disciplinary graphic designer. Littlebit about my personal background I was born in Korea and came to the U.S. when I was 16. I graduated from Art Center College of Design with a graphic design major. Currently, I’m working at Sundae school as a graphic design lead.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I was born in Korea and came to the U.S. when I was 16. Being able to learn and experience both cultures gave me the strength to see the world wider and observe it from various angles. But to be honest, learning a new language and culture didn’t always fun. There was a time I struggled a lot because of the new language and culture.

The most helpful thing for me at this time was art. I was able to share what was in my head with people with them without language exchange through I made. It was very attractive for me to be able to exchange thoughts with visual language through art and empathize with each other’s feelings, and I decided to become a graphic designer to share this feeling with people.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m specialized in visual identity, art directing, and motion. I also love to work on 3D graphics. The ability to work on 2D and 3D at the same time definitely makes me more stand out and it allows me to create more works without limitations on media.

Currently, I’m working with a fashion brand which means it allows me to work in various fields of graphic design. All of the collaboration works with other brands and coming up with new ideas for every season is sometimes challenging but it gives me chance to develop as a multi-disciplinary designer.

How do you define success?
I want to define success as happiness. Money, honor, and power are universal factors that define success, but success seems to me to be “living a happy life.”

The dictionary meaning of success means ‘to achieve the purpose’. And I don’t think it’s too grand. Knowing when I am happiest without being bound by universal success and running for that happiness seems to be the way to live a successful life.

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