About


heeju choi
 
Education
 
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN | Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Interior Studies | 2010 – 2014
RISD Scholarship Awards | 2012, 2013, 2014
Honors Student | 2014
 
BROWN UNIVERSITY | Providence, RI
Classes in Humanities/Archaeology, Sociology, Theater Arts | 2012-2013

THE JOEUN COMPUTER ART ACADEMY | Daejeon, South Korea
Class in 3D Max | 2012

 
GREEN COMPUTER ART INSTITUTE | Daejeon, South Korea
Classes in Adobe illustrator, Photoshop | 2010
 
 
 
Internships & Other Experiences

URBAN MATTER INC. | Brooklyn, NY
Architectural Designer | 2015 - 2016

Worked closely with the Principals at an interdisciplinary experience design studio, from initial design research and concept designs, design iterations and feedbacks, to final production of numerous interactive projects. Produced computer/physical models and prototypes, renderings, technical drawings and Architectural drawings and achieved successful construction and installation process. Developed appreciation and understanding of importance of human experience to design and technology. 
DAVID STARK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION | Brooklyn, NY
Design Intern | 2014
Assisted event designers and technical designers with 3D modeling, creating constructionbriefs, installation and producing décor on and off site for various corporateor private events.

TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY | Providence, RI
Design Development Participant | 2014

Collaborated on a design proposal for an extension of a new lobby and commercial areas forTrinity Repertory Company, commissioned by the theater’s Artistic Director,Curt Columbus.
 
RISD CONTIUING EDUCATION | Providence, RI
Teaching Assistant | 2013
Assisted a Pre-College Architecture Program at RISD/CE by advising and critiquing thestudents in and outside of classrooms.
 
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE DEPT., RISD | Providence, RI
Interior Architecture Department Charrette | 2011, 2013
Participatedin RISD Interior Architecture Department charrette, commissioned by the RISDPortfolio Cafeteria and 2nd Life to resolve the existing problems and enhancethe efficiency.
 
JOAN WYAND| Providence, RI
Artist’s Assistant | 2012
Assisted an AS220 Local Artist Award winning artist in creating an exhibition art thatwill be exhibited on AS220 building.
 
 
 
Film & Theater Production Experiences
 
ASHTON AGBOMENOU (DIRECTOR) “DOUBTING TOMAS” | Providence, RI
Production Manager | 2014

Managed budget of $1,950 organized contact list, script breakdown and shooting details.
               
CAROLYN COLTON (DIRECTOR) “OPERATION: TWIRL” | Providence, RI
Casting Assistant | 2014

Attended and assisted the audition process of a RISD senior thesis film.

A JULIAN MARSHALL FILM “OBEY THE GIANT” | Pawtucket, Providence, RI
Set Construction Intern, Art Department Intern, Production Assistant (PA) |2012

Interned for the Set Designer and Production Designer during the preproduction of a RISDsenior’s thesis film, "Obey The Giant": general construction andwoodworking with shop tools, painting, storyboarding, etc. Also worked as aProduction Assistant during production.
 
 
 
Leadership & Involvement
 
CENTER FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT, RISD | Providence, RITreasurer; Programming Board | 2013-2014
Managed budget of $50,000 of a student-run board for funding, initiating, and planningschool wide event and attended regular weekly meetings and events.
 
Orientation Leader/Super Orientation Leader | 2011, 2012, 2013
Lead the incoming Freshmen, Transfer and Graduate students, helping them withtransition to college, sharing advise and experiences, leading campus tours,etc.
 
Student Mentor | 2012 - 2014
Attending open meetings for freshmen as a mentor to advise students in studentlife, healthy academic and social life at college, and assistingstudents by answering major related questions, etc.
 
ADMISSIONS OFFICE, RISD | Providence, RI
RISD Campus Tour Guide | 2012
 
 
 
Skills
 
COMPUTER | Revit, Auto CAD,Rhinoceros, Vray, Grasshopper, 3D Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Powerpoint, Excel),proficient in both Macintosh and PC
 
3D | Interior Architectural design(spatial design), model-making, wood/model shop tools, 3 dimensional modelprototyping (laser cutting, 3D printing), clay sculpting,
 
2D | Architectural drawingsincluding parti sketch and axonometric drawing, able to translatethree-dimensional idea on paper, photography, illustration, painting, trainedin broad range of media
 
PERSONAL | Fluent in Korean and English,scrupulous, enjoy challenges, collaborative worker, dedicated work ethic,explorative, tenacious, willing to learn
 
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