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Emily Shin is a visual and interactive designer with interests in typography, packaging, and branding. Growing up in Culver City, she appreciated being able to surround herself with the artistic history and culture of LA. Her passion as an artist has encouraged her to use skill as a means to problem solve and connect with the world. She has most recently enjoyed designing for Unnamed NYC and Anime Expo. Outside of the design world, she spends her time immersed in music, movies, traveling, shopping, and eating yummy food for her food blog.

What does your Visions logo mean to you?

These bubbles represent reflection and uncertainty. As I complete this chapter of my life and begin a new one, I reflect on my past experiences and relationships and how they have all brought me to where I am now. The uncertainty of what the future might bring is scary, but I am eager to see what new and exciting opportunities lie ahead.

When did you know you wanted to study graphic design?

I’ve been an artist my whole life, all the way back to when I would use up the pink crayons in the crayon box as a little kid. I knew I wanted to pursue art but I didn’t want to study fine arts, I was always drawn to patterns, typography, and minimalist pieces. My art academy director encouraged me to look into graphic design and since that day, my mind was set. The more I learned and saw graphic design in the world, the more I wanted to be a part of it.

What is the dream project for you?

A dream project would be to brand, design, and decorate my own cafe.

Who creatively inspires you and your work?

My family and friends who have always supported my journey as a graphic designer. They have helped me grow and step out of my comfort zones as a designer to push my creativity further and to try new things.