Information/CV
1991 - Now
Current

Dougan Khim is a multidisciplinary artist in design, paint, and video. Raised across many states, he currently resides in NYC and works as an art director and designer.

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History

2018:
I move to New York City.


2018:
Created and directed promos for Brandon Breaux’s art exhibition “Who Else But Us?” in Singapore. Event and show sponsored by Havas Annex Singapore and Kilo Lounge. Special shout out to Messie and Harun.


2017:
Art direction and design for “What’s Good” - 2018 Webby Award Winner, Best Film and Video, in the Science & Education Category. Created for PBS and PBS Kids.


2017:
Concept and art for Ends/Wealth Corp. Last Collection. Designed promos, installation visuals, and clothing for EWC event at Havas Annex in Chicago. Created in collaboration with Brandon Breaux.


2017:
Google displays “Flux” in their Chicago HQ.


2017:
Artist spotlight on Booooooom.


2016:
“OVER 9000” - Duo art exhibition with Brandon Breaux at Chicago Art Department. Sold some paintings.


2016:
Promoted to art director at GBP.


2016:
Guy Bauer Productions hires me as lead designer.


2015:
“Edge of Realism” - Art exhibition at Abend Gallery.


2015:
Supersonic features my work.


2015:
Group art exhibition at Zhou B Art Center.


2015:
Solo exhibition at Bucketfeet Studios.


2013:
I attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to major in Film/Video Production on a merit scholarship. AIGA awards me with a scholarship in design.  Still took out a lot in student loans.


2013:
I move from south side Chicago to my first studio apartment.


2012:
My apartment gets robbed. They take my DSLR camera and Xbox 360.


2012:
I finally move out of the veranda closet and upgrade to a small room. It fits one desk and one bed.


2012:
Bucketfeet hires me to design five pairs of shoes. They sell at stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and select retailers worldwide.


2012:
Creative Circle and Epitome hire me as a freelance art director and designer.


2011:
I still live in that veranda closet.


2010:
Ends/Wealth Corp. hires me as a designer.


2010:
First art show in Pilsen. Sponsored by Ends/Wealth Corp.


2010:
Ryan Shultz teaches me old master oil painting techniques. I take lessons regularly for a month. My SAIC deferment expires.


2010:
1871 and Techstars hire me to freelance design at startup businesses. I work on investor pitch decks and brand identity. Clients include Sam Yagan, Chicago Board of Trade, and UChicago.


2010:
I start my career as a freelance designer.


2010:
I move back to Chicago and rent out a veranda closet for $60/month at 52nd & S. Drexel. It fits one bed.


2009-2010:
Scott von Feldt hires me as a full-time designer. I move to upstate NY.


2009:
I defer from SAIC for two years to work. 

I spend summer ‘09 in Chicago and intern at Sir & Madame as a designer/artist. Autumn and Brian ask me to design event fliers, stickers, and branding material.


2009:
I graduate from Milton Academy. The school gives me a Salvador Dali book with an “Artist Award” sticker inside.

My friends go to universities. I decide to be an artist. Sorry Mom and all disappointed tiger moms <3


2005-2009
I attend Milton Academy as a boarding student. We spend 9 months out of the year living at school. Our lives feel like a cross between Lord of the Flies and Rushmore.


2004:
At 14, I’m accepted to a New England private high school on a scholarship. I move across state lines, again. 


2003:
I’m required to choose a Korean or American citizenship. I have to serve two years in the army as a Korean. So I pick American.


2001:
We settle in NJ. I finally establish long-term friendships in middle school. Life is awesome.


1991-2001:
My family moves every two years. I live in multiple cities and suburbs across the states. I’m raised by television, movies, and occasional parenting.


1991:
Parents board a flight to America. I’m born in Chicago, IL.