Testimonials

Support our students for the best to achieve their goals

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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.

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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.

SANGWON LEE

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!

Meet Our Instructors

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: Lawrence Hong

Lawrence has a professional experience in a concept artist based in Los Angeles.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.S.  Entertainment]
Experience: Concept Artist

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: 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: 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

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