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JongJik Kim


JJ (JongJik) Kim is originally from South Korea. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the USA with a major in Visual Effects.

 JJ worked in Lighting Department at Dreamworks Animation (PDI) where he gained communication and collaboration skills with Dreamworks Animation¹s inhouse technical team. He also worked as a 3D Design Creative Lead for Schawk! (SGK) in San Francisco, California. He participated in multiple commercial campaigns and projects such as marketing images for web, billboards, and packaging. His works have been published worldwide. He then moved to New York and worked as a Lighting Technical Director in Blue Sky Studios (21st Century Fox). He worked on Ice Age 5 and was responsible for shot lighting and troubleshooting. 


After Ice Age 5, JJ returned to South Korea to teach 3D Lighting at Hong-Ik University and Dong-Seo University. He then decided to develop his management, communication and computer graphic skills in the Master of Digital Media program at the Centre for Digital Media. He has the technical knowledge and artistic skills needed to lead projects to succeed. He is eager to learn professional teamwork skills with creative and diverse people. 

With specialized CG and Digital Media, problems consistently occur during projects so he is always ready to find solutions. JJ is a self-directed troubleshooter with an excellent work ethic and has an intellectual curiosity for self directed research. 


Dec 2017 (Cohort 11)


  • 3D Designer
  • Animator / VFX
  • UI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Technical Artist