Im, Jung A - Set & Costume Designer
I can see through the essence of the play, reinterpreting the inspiration from the story from my own perspective and communicating with the audience based on my original artistic sense.
I, Jung A Im, had grown up and worked in Seoul, South Korea.
I entered the National Theatre School of Canada in August 2018 to become a Set & Costume designer, working as a set designer for Indecent by Paula Vogel in December 2020 with director Mike Payette and as a costume designer for ‘I Got My Life Back!’ by Sarah Currie in April 2021 with director Arianna Bardesono performed at the Ludger, Monument National.
Prior to that, I worked for about 11 years and 6 months as a visual merchandiser at the Doota Mall & Duty-Free division marketing team of DOOSAN Group, a corporation in Seoul, South Korea, from December 2006 to June 2018. During my tenure at the Doosan Group, I contributed to the design of space, seasonal display, and sales promotion of Doota Mall.
I graduated from Hongik University, Seoul, majoring in Industrial Design in February 2007, and during my tenure, I majored in Communications in Fashion Industry at Yon-sei Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences from 2011 to 2014.
My desire for theatre made me leave the stable company in 2018 and come to Canada with my family. (Official resignation in 2020)
I can see through the essence of the play, reinterpreting the inspiration from the story from my own perspective and communicating with the audience based on my original artistic sense. Whenever I meet each play, I understand the stories with my heart and assimilate them deeply.
The fully digested stories meet the audience in the form of new art through space and costumes, and I feel the best happiness in the whole series of processes.
I absorbed their living knowledge by learning under Stéphane Longpré, Jill Thomson, Doug Paraschuk, Daniele Lévesque, Pierre-Étienne Locas, and Josée Bergeron-Proulx absorbed living knowledge. In particular, the class with director Michelin Chevrier, Pierre-Étienne Locas, and Linda Brunelle was a big challenge, but it was an opportunity to learn how to reinterpret the play from her own perspective.
Along with the ability to design sets and costumes, I have strong hand & digital drawing skills. Also, I can do props, scenic painting, and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator). SketchUp and AutoCAD are also my assets.
2022.1 - Current
Costumier & Prop Artist , Jean-Francois Rochefort. Inc (-current)
2022. 6 - 8
Production Designer for Harabogee and Me by M.J.Kang
Director Brenda Kamino, Weston Memorial Park
Technicien aux décors for Afro Canada from Radio Canada
Expected to telecast next September(2022. Sep)
Assistant Costume Design for Venus
by Suzan-Lori Parks (Monument National Theatre, Directed by Mike Payette)
Assistant Prop Design for La migration des papillon
by Alice Tixidre (Monument National Theatre)
Set Construction for Pas D'chicane dans ma cabane.
directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desroisers
Assistant Dresser, Part-time Costume Breakdown artist
for Disappointment Blvd. Directed by Ari Aster, Distributed by A24
Part-time Scenic Painter at Les Productions Double Effet Inc. (-current)
Costume Design for I got my life back! by Sarah Currie
(Monument National Theatre, Director Arianna Bardesono)
Costume Assistant for Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
(Set & Costume Designer: Joanna Yu)
Set Design for Indecent by Paula Vogel
(Monument National Theatre, Directed by Mike Payette)
Manager, Marketing Team, DOOSAN corporation Retail Unit, Seoul, South Korea
2018 - 2021
National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Majored in Set & Costume Design
2011 - 2014
Yon-Sei Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
(MA in Communications in Fashion Industry)
2003 - 2007
Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
(BA in Industrial Design Department)
AQTIS 514 AIEST permittee
Engineer Colorist's license
Set & Costume Design
Excellent sense of painting, coloring, and drawing
Scenic painting, Costume Break-down
Prop design and making
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp
Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite Applications
Knowledge of 3DS Max