JAMES J. SHIN 05/20/1993 BFA Interior Design Pratt Institute
“The real charm of interior designing is that you donʼt need words to understand. All you need to do is feel.”
Born in South Korea, US was the bigger pond for me to swim in. As a student who was always interested in pursuing a designing career, I discovered the overwhelming beauty of spatial designing at a young age, and began to appreciate my surrounding environment. I want to do the same to other people's lives. I am eager to unleash my ability and skills in producing creative and effective ideas, and am always looking forward to encountering different experiences and opportunities that will take me closer to achieving my goal.
EXPERIENCE ROCK MEDIA GROUP [Intern] : June 2015 ~ May 2016
Fundamental and essential design work for retail offices and stores of the clients.
INPUT CREATIVE STUDIO [Intern] : May 2015 ~ Jun 2015
Prepared presentations and documentations of working projects for the clients.
SANG HOI HEO GALLERY [Intern] : January 2015
Managed reception, information desk, and furniture arrangement.
“THE FIRST” CHARITY CONCERT [Stage Design director] : September 2014
Responsible with studio hall’s arrangements, lights, and stage design.
MANHATTAN ART ACADEMY [Perspective sketch assistant teacher] : June 2014 ~ July 214 Responsible for assisting in refining art students perspective sketch skills.
BELSKIE MUSEUM OF ART & SCIENCE Artwall Portfolio exhibition
SCHOLARSHIP - 4-year President Merit Scholoarship 2014 DEAN’S LIST - Achieved 2014 Dean’s list for remakrable work ethic and GPA ARCHIVE - Numerous projects chosen for interior department archive display.
Photoshop Illustrator Autocad Sketchup Revit
Photography Fashion Industries
Model Making Hand-sketching
229A 3rd St.Palisades Park, NJ
LANGUAGE English - Fluent Korean - Fluent
Public Library Renovation
Versatility within Space Public Library Renovation Bedford Public Library, Brooklyn
In order to design a library that performs its purposed functions in friendly and comforting ways, thorough observations and experimentations were necessary. The possible discomforts the users may encounter within using prexisting libraries were observed and attempted to be solved, through designing unique body armatures and furniture that can be used in libraries to enhance their experiences. The major concept behind designing the body armature and the furniture piece was the structural transformation. With the same concept, the newly-designed Bedford Public Library performs a successful spatial versatility with moveable bookshelves that can slide, rotate, and stack with one another, to provide a versatile spatial usage for the users. The physical interaction with the users and the library's versatile bookshelves, as well as the other unique design components integrated into staircases, lighting fixtures, and many other interior aspects, will not only enhance the users' work efficiency, but also make their stay much more entertaining and pleasant.
BODY CONSTRUCT ARMATURE A portable body construct armature that provides a flat surface for the user for writing and reading, at anytime and anywhere.
Designed specifically to satisfy possible physical discomforts in activities within a library.
BODY CONSTRUCT FURNITURE
Designed specifically to enhance usersâ€™ experience within a library.
Versatility within Space Concept of design
The concept behind the new design is to enhance the usersâ€™ experience within the library by providing the opportunity to control their spatial boundaries. Inspired by the versatile structure system of the armature and the furniture designs, the bookshelves slide, turn, and stack in order to create flexible spatial usage, making the ind oor space of the library to become versatile to different situational events.
The bookshelf serves its main purpose of displaying books in place, for users to have direct access to.
The joints installed in the moveable bookshelves connect the shelves with the tracks, for various movements.
When the bookshelves are aligned, the back flat surfaces of the bookshelves create an image together, as a decorative element.
Closed: Back surface creates an image
Rotation: various circulation
Slide and stack: open spaces
The upper floor focuses in providing a working space for users, with organically shaped tables and shelves. Elevated from the interactive first floor, the working area provides a higher level of privacy and quietness.
A circular area located in the center, for users to gather and interact with each other. A unique staircase that functions as a bookshelf, is located in this area, leading the users to the upper floor.
The ground-level of the library is consisted of moveable bookshelves, becoming a fun and interactive reading area for users.
1st floor : Interaction Area
2nd floor : Working Area
TRANSVERSE SECTION B
Within the busy streets that circulates through cities of lower Manhattan exists residential apartments of various sizes. They often are located on top of public programed spaces such as markets, cafe, restaurants, etc., and provide as much as possible within their limited boundaries. 186 Grand Street, located at the corner of Grand St. & Mulberry St. intersection, occupies the top portion of the building, with its first ground level in use for a public restaurant. The apartment’s given dimension wasn’t the best for ideal rensidential environment. The renovation a single-family residence in 186 Grand St. demonstrates a strategic arrangement of space, utilizing the technique of “framing” to spatially and visually define each residential programs within the boundary. Inspired by SANAA’s Moriyama House, the residence demonstrates the design concept of “gathered individuality”, framing each space of program into individual “boxes”. Together they form a private community, producing aesthetic residence qualities in a unique way.
Moriyama House is a single-family residence, which demonstrates the concept of â€œgathered individualityâ€?. Within the boundary, the required residential programs are practiced with individual buildings, forming a private community.
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The major idea was to define â€œindividualsâ€? as programs within the house. Various diagrams are created to see which programs need to be adjacent/connected to which, and how facades should be built in order fit into the given space properly.
Framed individuality Concept of design
Inspired by Moriyama House, each program within the apartment becomes identified, with individual framed spaces. The frames become a visual connection between individually created spaces, producing compelling rectilinear aspects, as well as dissecting the overall space systematically. Within the facades, transparency is used in certain proportions, providing various of playful visual access.
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FLOOR PLAN 1/4’=1’-0”
Innovative Commercial Rennovation
Textural functionality Restaurant Renovation Ellery Green, LaGuardia Airport
The new design concept of Elleryâ€™s Green restaurant incorporates the characteristics of its primary material, soyboard, in designing the structural elements of the interior space. After studying the material and its providable functions, the interior facades of the restaurant undergoes a drastic improvement, creating visually pleasing installations with additional features the users can benefit from. This project demonstrates the process of designing a commercial space through fathoming a specific material and incorporating it to produce an innovative and influential design.
SOYBOARD : Studying and incorporating the traits of the material into strategically renovating a restaurant.
SOYBOARD Eco-friendly Soy board is a mixture of soy straws and waterbourne resin. Due to its durability and visual trates, soy board is often used as substitutional material for wood. The major significance is that it is highly eco-friendly, due to its resin being formaldehyde-free.
Compression Soy boards go through compression as a process of creation. Thus, the layers of different densities of soy particles are able to be seen, when the board is cut. This is the charm of soy boards; the surface texture of the compressed particles is compelling, but its inner aspect preserves the original forms of soy particles in middle layer, as if it is displaying the process of particles being compressed.
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From diagraming conventional functions of a wall, the characteristics of soy board material are incorporated in designing study models.
Disection It represent a wallâ€™s conventional purpose/function. The walls define space within the whole, disecting the environment with different purpose.
Relationship The relationship between a person and a wall is boundaries. The wall separates or groups the individuals. It sets the limit to movements but simultaneously protects them.
Fragmentation to solidity
Interaction The different ways how a wall can interact with the surroundings and./or people can vary, in therms of functionality and esthetic purposes.
The gradual change of fragmentation density suggests the sense of direction to the user circulation.
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The horizontal-elevated pattern pieces that are located at humanâ€™s height are used for storing personal belongings during the time of stay at the Ellaryâ€™s Greens
The horizontal-elevated pattern pieces that are located near the floor form tables and seats for customers who are eating, or who are waiting for their pick-up food to be prepared.
TABLES (seatings 1-2) Lower privacy
TABLES (seatings 4-6) Higher Privacy
GRAB & GO
SEATINGS FOR TEMPORAL STAY
NORTH ELEVATION (ENTRANCE)
Dining Area facade elevation
To create a warm and comfortable atmosphere like the existing Ellary’s Greens, a light fixture will be located in between the hollow space of the facade, creating an ambient luminescent effect.
Retail ideas for beginning brands
Jubilee store design was my first project to be produced as a real site. Luckily after the client chose to go with the floorplan that was designed by myself, I received the opportunity to design their facade, as well as their reception/cashier desk.
EXTERIOR A retro but modern facade produced with white subway tile and reclaimed wood. The brandâ€™s logo penetrating the upper glass to create a floating look. Overall blends well with the surrounding interior components of the plaza.
INTERIOR Same primary materials are used for interior. The reception/cashier desk is designed to interact with customers from all directions. Reception / cashier desk
OFFICE DESIGN Triangle Lightbulb Incorporating design elements of the companyâ€™s logo into renovating their workspace became successful, producing one and only office space specifically for this company.
CAFE INTERIOR CONCEPT CAFE INTERIOR CONCEPT
MORE MORERETAIL RETAILDE D
ESIGN SIGN PROJECTS PROJECTS CAFE DESIGN Cafe Rock Although the cafe was never built, the project served as a valuable practice of renovating retail cafe area.