Our Mission

We provide students with the professional instructors in art and design industries to provide the highest quality programs, as well as instructing students to build up their future education and career plans based on practical experiences of our instructors.


Support our students for the best to achieve their goals

Julia Kim

Graphic Design / Art Center College of Design, 2019

Best art class!! I've been going for six months now, and it's been great. Also, I made my portfolio very successfully and I got in to my dream school. The teachers are really supportive and helpful. Definitely right place to go!!! I love this place so much! 

Jasmine Kim

Interaction Design / Art Center College of Design, 2019

De Core is the right place to go if you are planning on going to an art school or need help on your portfolio in general. They have the most caring and talented teachers who want you to succeed. No other studios can get any better than De Core!

Claire Song

Fashion Design / Otis College of Design, 2019

I am so thankful to have come across this amazing art school not only did I get into the school of my dreams but I'm also improving my art skills to prepare myself for college! The instructors know what they're teaching and always want the best for you. Instructors dedicate their time and always put their students first.

Ian Sterling

Transportation and Interaction/ Art Center College of Design, 2018

I have had the opportunity to study with the instructors at DE CORE over the past 8 months and have learned far more than expected and improved my artistic, design, and presentation skills dramatically.

Yerin Cho

Product / Art Center College of Design, 2019

DE CORE is rather than simply making a portfolio for admission, it is more to foster the professionalism of students as future designers. Since instructors have professional experiences, they know what admission want and what preparations students need before they go in.

Send us your inquiry

If you are applying art college within a specific major, we recommends students and parents to make an appointment for consultation. Since some classes require prerequisites, it will help students to make sure to get appropriate learning in the class. 

If you have any further questions, please use a contact form on the right. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Support our students for the best to achieve their goals

Yeonjae Yoon

Industrial Design, PopSockets

This is definitely the best place ever to prepare for the internship! As a 3rd year student at Art Center, I missed lots of important attributes that are required for applying for the internships. After I learned a variety of skills and organizing my works, I got offered by many design companies. DECORE is teaching you what you haven't learned but what you have to know. The teachers are not only just teaching the skills, but coaching for all process of applying for an internship, from baby step to mastering the design.


Internship at Daniel Simon Studio

My experience with Joon started after my 4th term in Art Center College of Design. I was feeling lack of confidence in my skillset, portfolio content, and level of knowledge to oversee my own projects. We started out re-establishing some of the basics of car design. This, in fact, was a huge improvement for me. Because of Joon, I was able to build my portfolio with much better understanding. Apparently, the effort and mileage are the key ingredient to improve, but it would not be happened without Joon’s teaching. Therefore, I finally achieve my goal to get an internship offer by Daniel Simon

Hyein An

Internship at BMW in Germany

It was very helpful to build internship portfolio. It was not just easy and fun to train, but I have no doubt since I made some fantastic result! (BMW internship) Thanks for training me and support!

Rung Lee

Internship at Hyundai Genesis

I have trained from Joon to improve my design skill around my 3rd term at Art Center College of Design and to prepare my professional portfolio. I fortunate to have internship at Hyundai after all hard work. I thank so much to Joon for guiding me.

Annie Jung

Winning a Prize: Jaguar Design Award 2017

Before I met Joon, I had a hard time executing my idea into design solution. Since then, he has shaped me to turn my abstract ideas into concrete design solution efficiently. Much appreciation to Joon and DE CORE.

Danny Kim

Internship at Sketchers: Footwear Design Intern

The most valuable tip that I learned from DECORE is that small details make a huge difference. By learning this lesson, my design process improves so much better than ever. Thank you DECORE!


Instructor: Joon Yi

Joon has extensive professional experience in automotive design based in CA.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.S. Transportation]
Experience: Divergent 3D, Mercedes Benz, Honda, and More

Instructor: Nathan Lee

Nathan has a professional experience in a motion graphic design based in Los Angeles.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.F.A Illustration]
Experience: 2018 Emmy nominated (TV show “Counterpart” title sequence), Imaginary Forces, Eight VFX

Instructor: Ahmi Roh

Ahmi has a professional experience in illustration design based in CA.
Education: Art Center College of Design [Anticipated for 2019; B.F.A. Illustration]

Instructor: Yosef Lee

Yosef has a professional experience in a medical product design based in CA.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.S. Product]
Experience: Masimo

Instructor: Shenho Hshieh

Shenho has a professional experience in an editorial illustrator based in Los Angeles.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.F.A.  Illustration]
Experience: Art Center College of Design, L.A. Times, Dallas Observer

Instructor: Francis Yang

Francis has a professional experience in a contemporary painter based in Los Angeles.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.F.A.  Illustration]
Experience: AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 37 WINNERS, Society of illustrators 2018, Sloan Fine Art: Exhibition, and more

Instructor: Nevena Prijic

Nevena is a professional painting artist and experienced art teacher
Education: Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad  [M.F.A.  Fine Arts]
Experience: Perspective 8, Third Prize for the students of art Academies in Belgrade and Novi Sad in 2010, Academy of Fine Arts Annual Award 2009 , and more



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