Hi, my name is Sun-oh Choe. I am a passionate and aspiring creative professional with a focus on product design (consumer electronics and home appliances). I have over 5 years of fine arts background (sculpture & figure drawing) and experience with sales, animation, vision communication (graphic design), and UI/UX over the years. I am a strong advocate for disruptive design, premium taste, minimalism, and wood grain. Others have described me as having keen observation skills, being organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and extremely curious. I started my own sculpting business when I was 15, grossed over $90,000 in 5 years and managed ten professional international artists to release two high end figure lines. I'm fluent in Spanish & Korean and an avid follower of trending technology and gadgets and have traveled to over 20 countries and lived in the United States, Mexico, and South Korea.

Work Samples

  • Speakers | Personal Project

  • AirClip | Whirlpool

  • Sculptures | Personal

Work History

  • Consultant

    • Kingdom Journeys Group
    • May 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    Cloudfactory (www.cloudfactory.com)
    • Led performance evaluations and training workshops for Workforce Department
    • Designed marketing/sales brochure & created a documentary storyboard

    India Christian Ministries (www.icmin.org)
    • Redesigning the Visual Communications strategy, media, & brand platform

  • Industrial Designer (Academic Partnership)

    • Whirlpool Corporation
    • Oct 2012 - May 2013 (7 months)

    • Designed a portable AC unit with a sleek profile & integrated exhaust
    • Designed a stove & oven that uses a universal touchscreen interface

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Jarden Consumer Solutions
    • May 2012 - Aug 2012 (3 months)

    • Generated ideation sketches & CAD models for new product concepts & innovative tech
    • Supported the internal industrial design team with concept visualization, rendering, & idea for brands including Sunbeam®, Oster®, & Crock-pot®

  • Industrial Designer (Academic Partnership)

    • Intel Corporation
    • Mar 2012 - May 2012 (2 months)

    • Designed an All-in-1 Desktop PC, integrating Windows 8 touchscreen technology & multiple displays, saving space and optimizing multi-tasking and workflow

  • Founder & Head Sculptor

    • Sunohc Sculptures
    • Dec 2005 - Mar 2012 (6 years 3 months)

    Website: (www.sunohc.com)
    • Hand-sculpted 40+ highly detailed clay portraits in miniature 1:6 scale
    • Sold 1,200+ castings & grossed $90,000+ in online sales over 5 years
    • Managed all aspects of marketing, online sales, and customer relations
    • Directed 10+ international artists to release 2 high end collectible lines

  • Campus Ministry Intern

    • Santa Clara University
    • Sep 2010 - Jun 2011 (9 months)

    • Led 2 retreats of 100+ students: motivational speaker & small group leader

Education

  • University of Notre Dame

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico

    • 1-year Direct Exchange Program
    • 2010 - 2011
  • Santa Clara University

    • Psychology
    • 2008 - 2010

    Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society (Top 5%), Dean’s List

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

• Honorable Mention - Housewares Student Design Competition --------------- • Middleweight Boxing Chamption - Notre Dame Bengal Bouts

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