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CREATIVE. EXPRESSIVE. ILLUSTRATIVE.

Esther is a sophisticated graphic designer/photographer currently based in Toronto. She is an alumnus of Ryerson University's Fashion Design program and also obtained a Graphic Design Advanced Diploma (Honours) from George Brown College. Esther is wholeheartedly passionate about merging the two fields of Fashion Design and Graphic Design together to create concept-driven, meaningful, and timeless designs that have a powerful and positive impact. She is an enthusiastic and diligent designer who is open to exploring new ideas, pushing boundaries in visual communication, and has an eagerness to learn and grow. She has a strong eye for details and an optimistic frame of mind. Esther is currently working at Chatelaine Magazine, Rogers Media Inc. as a Junior Graphic Designer.

Esther specializes in editorial design, branding, packaging design, digital, motion graphics, styling, and photography. She has experiences collaborating with editors, stylists, designers, photographers, art directors, creative directors, and digital marketing managers. She is determined and dedicated to putting her best in all of her designs and photography work.

Esther was referred by a faculty member at George Brown College to participate as a designer in Adobe's Creative Jam Tournament in May 2017. Additionally, Packaging Of The World featured Esther's cosmetics packaging design, Botanic + Garden in May 2017. Esther’s design and photography work have been recognized by Adobe Design Achievement Awards as a Semifinalist for Packaging Design in June 2017, Semifinalist for Fine Art – Graphic Design in print design in July 2016, and Semifinalist for Commercial Photography in July 2016. Esther's photography was also featured in PhotoEd Platform’s Canadian Photography in December 2016. Furthermore, Esther's photographs have been published by Toronto’s FASHION Magazine for the Behind-the-Scenes stories, Style Panels, and product photography both in print and online from November 2013 to April 2014.

For more information, please send an email at info@esthersunghee.com or follow on Instagram @esthersunghee, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Vimeo.


 ACCOLADES

Botanic + Garden, Creative Package Design
Packaging of The World | June 2017
Botanic + Garden
http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2017/05/botanic-garden-student-project.html

Semifinalist, Commercial – Packaging Design
Adobe Design Achievement Awards | June 2017
Botanic + Garden
https://www.adobeawards.com/us/live/20173219

Semifinalist, ADAA 2017 – Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Adobe Awards | June 2017
https://credly.com/credit/13985798

Creative Jam Designer, Adobe Creative Jam Tournament
Adobe Creative Jam | May 2017
https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/ocad

Canadian Photography, PhotoEd Platform Competition
PhotoEd Platform | December 2016
Pastel Beauty
http://www.photoedplatform.ca/shop/esther-s-h-byun-pastel-beauty-fine-art-print

International Charrette, Graphic Design (Copenhagen, Denmark)
KEA School of Design | October 2016
http://www.kea.dk/en/

Semifinalist, Commercial – Photography
Adobe Design Achievement Awards | July 2016
Bloom Wholeheartedly
https://www.adobeawards.com/us/live/20163558

Semifinalist, Fine Art – Graphic Design/Print
Adobe Design Achievement Awards | July 2016
FSN Magazine
https://www.adobeawards.com/us/live/20163557

Semifinalist, ADAA 2016 – Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Adobe Awards | July 2016
https://credly.com/credit/13351526

Dean's Honour List – High Academic Standing
School of Design, George Brown College | April 2015, April 2016, April 2017

Published Photographs – Product Photographs
FASHION Magazine | April 2014
Import Business, Page 94

Published Photographs – Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
FASHION Magazine | April 2014
Art Class BTS, Page 40

Published Photographs – Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
FASHION Magazine | March 2014
Let It Shine BTS, Page 66

Published Photographs – Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
FASHION Magazine | February 2014
Table of Contents Game Day BTS, Page 20

Grand Prize – Best Art Installation
Lightseed Energy | December 2013

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
What's In Your Bag FASHION Magazine | December 2013
http://fashionmagazine.com/fashion/whats-in-your-bag-sea-of-shoes-jane-aldridge/#more-167442

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
Style Panel FASHION Magazine | December 2013
http://www.lion-hunter.com/plus-size-sweater-style/

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
Style Panel FASHION Magazine | November 2013
http://fashionmagazine.com/fashion/knits-style-panel/4/

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
Style Panel FASHION Magazine | November 2013
http://fashionmagazine.com/fashion/how-to-wear-knee-highs-style-panel/

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
Isabel Marant for H&M FASHION Magazine | November 2013
http://fashionmagazine.com/fashion/street-style-fashion/isabel-marant-hm-opening-day-street-style/

Published Photographs – Fashion Photographs
Style Panel FASHION Magazine | November 2013
http://www.lion-hunter.com/knee-highs-and-cellulite/

Wayne & Isabel Fox Scholarship – High Academic Standing
Ryerson University | January 2013

Danier Design Challenge – Top 30 Designer
School of Fashion, Ryerson University | January 2011

Prestigious Outstanding Entrance Award – Adele Turcotte Memorial Award
School of Fashion, Ryerson University | November 2008

 

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