Thursday, March 27, 2014

Yebin Mun

How did you become an artist?
Actually, I have always loved creative art, painting and drawing from a young age. I remember my happiest times were in art class in my school days. After graduating from university, I worked as a web designer for 6 years. I wasn't enjoying it that much. It wasn't what I love to do.
So I started as a freelance illustrator last year. I am really enjoying drawing work, currently. I knew it was really what I wanted to do and my destiny.

Did you go to art school?
Yes, I graduated in visual communication design from University of South Australia. I was an international student from South Korea. I had found It is really difficult being an overseas student. But I loved classes and met many good professors and friends. It was a memorable experience.

 Was there anyone that influenced you in becoming an artist?
I would have to say my parents influenced me in becoming an artist. I am always grateful to my parents for their sacrifice and believing in me.
The other one is the professor I met when I studied at University. I can't remember his name. Whenever I had a presentation on my project in his class, he complimented it a lot. He just loved my work. I remember he said, “you have a born talent for art.” He encouraged me so much. I was so happy that someone acknowledged my potential.

 Are there one or more artists whose work is an influence?
I have been influenced by so many artists. Moogbee, Nastia Sleptsove, Emma Block, Soo-Choi, Gyeong Yeon, Ryo Takemasa, Kristina, etc. I can't name them all. These people are incredibly talented and phenomenal artists. I discovered their work on books, blogs or magazines. When I saw their work, I just loved it.

 What inspires you?
I am inspired by books, music, fabric, nature, color, flower, food, looking through other artists blogs, textures and many other things. Especially, looking at various blogs, PinterestEtsySpoonflowers is great fun and gives me lots of ideas.

 Would you like to share you work process?
I am a great lover of color. Mostly, it's what drives my work. so whenever I'm working the color is the most important part. I normally research a lot for my project. I look through the other artists work related the project.
Then I work primarily in Photoshop or Illustrator, creating many layers in a single file to composite my final image. It maybe sound strange for you, I draw and sketch a lot in Photoshop. It makes it easier and quicker to change colors or shapes for me. I've been working digitally pretty much since I graduated university.

Are there links where more of you art can be seen?
Yes, I do have a blog . Also you can see my portfolio at Pinterest.
I don't Facebook as much as I'd like, but I will do a post whenever I have new items.


What types of markets do you create art for?
I am fairly new to markets.I am preparing my portfolio focused on covers, books, editorial, pattern, and stationery. But there is no limit to what I'd like to do.
I would love to see my illustration or pattern on as many products as possible. I would love to have a good chance to do it

Do you do other things regarding art like teaching?
Right now my time is spent freelancing. I would love to get involved in teaching when the right opportunity presents itself to me.

Do you pursue other creative interests like writing or music?
I love music and singing. Sometimes I play guitar and sing. But I am not as good as a professional musician.

Where can your art be seen? Is it on products, books, etc?
You will find my fabric on a website called REAL FABRIC. Here is address.

What do you love best about what you do?
I just love being able to do what I love to do. And I think Being creative for a living is incredibly lucky life.

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