Working as a design director for multinational brands, Kim Chin has traveled the world and managed huge projects. But it took returning to her childhood bedroom in the Queensway / Bayswater area – and being stuck there by the pandemic – for her to rediscover her creative mojo.
Chin now lives in South East London and uses two workspaces – creating moodboards and sketches at VO Studios in central London, before printing his designs at Bainbridge Studios.
“I was working for big brands, so when I moved to do my own practice, it was a shock,” she says. “But I came full circle to fall in love with what I did. I realized that in terms of success, it was going to be different.
Incredible creativity and productivity resulted – and Chin is now using technology to give that a boost.
Art, crafts and technology
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“Technology has always been present in my process,” she says. “It’s a tool for collecting images, meeting teammates, researching, developing and reviewing the final product. It is integral.
Back home, Chin found herself going back to the basics of personal design as she worked to start her independent design company under her own name.
“I had some great teachers who introduced me to printmaking, and it’s one of the first things I started while in lockdown,” she says. “I use the lino cut because I had limited space. I had my bedroom still untouched with much of my college art, and started creating mini canvases. It was amazing to get back into the flow.
The physical labor was quickly followed by serious technological creativity, made possible by Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G. “I would take pictures of the linoleum sections and clean them up on the computer, and add layers, colors, shadows,” says Chin. “It’s pretty intuitive.”
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“Drawing directly on the screen with the S stylus saves a lot of time,” says Chin. “It adds fluidity. It creates something new from what I had created in the print room.
It was this ease – the user-friendliness of Galaxy smartphone technology brought to a laptop – that opened the doors to a new kind of creativity for Chin in connecting the physical and the digital in his work. And with her new Shadow Saboteur textile collection, Chin aims to “create textiles that connect with people,” she says.
It’s a marriage of old-fashioned artistry and cutting-edge technology, all made a little easier by the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G.
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