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Dougan Khim is an artist in design, paint, and video. He works in NYC as an art director and designer.

Email: dougankhim@gmail.com

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History

2019:
Creative direction and design for North Coast Music Festival brand identity.


2019:
Art direction, design, and content creation for Coca-Cola, Peace Tea, and Mcdonald’s marketing campaigns. Produced by StudioNow.


2018-2019:
Created and directed “Let This Be Therapy,” a short documentary about Chicago artist Brandon Breaux. With support from Havas/Annex, it has be shown at the Spikes Asia Awards, Soho House Chicago, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Social Works Black History Month Festival hosted by Chance the Rapper at ICON Theatres, and the DC Black Film Festival.


2018:
Move to NY.


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.


2018:
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 work.


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 award with a scholarship in design.


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’re sold at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.


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


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.


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.


2005-2009:
I attend Milton Academy as a boarding student. We spend 9 months out of the year living at school.


2004:
At 14, I receive a scholarship to attend private school.


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.


1991-2001:
My family moves every two years. I live in multiple cities and suburbs across the states.


1991:
Parents board a flight to America. I’m born in Chicago, IL.
Work
PBS
Coca-Cola
McDonald’s
StudioNow
Havas
The Annex
North Coast Music Festival
1871 / Techstars
Zaxby’s
Deloitte
James Hardie
Walgreens
American College of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Roundhill Investments
Corazon Capital

Honors
SAIC Merit Scholarship
Worldstudio AIGA

Press
Booooooom
Beautiful Bizzare
Supersonic
Fields Magazine
Fake Shore Drive
Poets & Artists
Refinery29