OVERVIEW

UCLA DESIGN MEDIA ARTS

VISUAL DESIGN / PRINT / VIDEO

UCLA's Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) offers a multidisciplinary approach to media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. As a student enrolled in the program from 2012-2015, I created works in varied mediums of design — such as print, interaction, and video.

The following pieces are selected works that I'm most proud of creating during my three years in the program. In 2014, I was selected by the UCLA DMA faculty to be awarded with the Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship for my work. These pieces were also presented in the 2014 UCLA DMA Undergraduate Exhibition: RECESS and the 2015 UCLA DMA Senior Exhibition: Mirror Touch.

FILM & VIDEO

Senior Project: Video + Animation

A Letter to Remind Myself

This project was created for the Senior Project: Video + Animation DESMA 159B class taught by Noa P. Kaplan. The video was a collaborative piece that featured Seattle-based poet Troy Osaki reciting one of his personal poems.

Filmed on digital (Sony a7s) and Super 8mm (Canon 310XL) in rural Washington.

VISUAL DESIGN

Senior Project: Visual Communication + Image

God Bless America

This project was created for the Senior Project: Visual Communication + Image DESMA 159C class taught by Rebeca Méndez. The film and book are companion pieces that explore the parallels between Asian-American masculinity and the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.

Filmed at Manzanar National Historic Site in Inyo County, California.

VISUAL DESIGN

Word + Image

Empty

This project was created for the Word + Image DESMA 154 class taught by Rebeca Méndez. The book contains bits of transcripts from voice memos recorded over the span of three years (2011-2013). This piece is a personal account about satisfying emptiness at the expense of memories.

FILM & VIDEO

Video

Sooner

This music video was created for the Video DESMA 153 class taught by Christian Moeller. The video was produced in collaboration with two other artists. My role on the project was to film and edit the video.

Storyboard artwork done by Sara Haas.