Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2013

Seeking Advice
Jeemin Shim

Do you know what you hold? Do you know what holds you? In other words — you have passed time up to this point and will continue to do so being shaped by the sometimes sharp and sometimes fuzzy strands of daily life. You are going somewhere (though at what capacity, speed, and direction you are doing so is hard to say). Doubtless your experiences have affected you, some more than others. And in those experiences are moments of which their effects you could isolate for further examination, completely ignore, or forget. Maybe you tuck a moment close and fold it into yourself, or encase it, or you have studied it so thoroughly it acquired new planes. Maybe you tucked and folded it, but folded it in a different way — folded it so many times it looks like nothing more than a freckle. Maybe you locked it away. Maybe, it feels like it just disappeared. This moment — this memory: it’s there. You clutched it close, rejected it, or maybe it hid. It is there, because one day you dig for it, or it rings a bell, or it suddenly hits you. You do all of these things to it, and it lingers and does things to you. Does that entail it has mass? Motion? Inertia? What are the features of the formless thing giving you form? What about a memory makes you think you move on from it, when in actuality it carries along and orbits you, recedes then surrounds you in such a way you don’t even think to look at it until one day — there it is? What does it give you? Do you give it to someone else?

Jonathan Abbo

Nick Abreu

Silao AJ Afano

Amel Afzal

Jeongkyun Ahn

Frederico Afrange de Andrade

Cynthia Bacall

Piper Black

Shravika Bothra

Zipporah Burman

John Bussiere

Noelle Campbell

Susana Castro

Nate Cepis

Yi-Shan Chang

Lisa Seoyeon Cho

Paul Jay Choe

Sara Chou

Saiq'a S. Chowdhury

Iee Deun Eden Chung

Caitlin Clingman

Evon Coleman

Rachel Cutler

James Czyz

Mae Decena

Stephanie De Jesús

Jonathan De La Rosa

Carlos De León

Kristie DeLouise

Dawa Dolma

Erica Efstratoudakis

Alexis Dawn Ely

Beril Esin

Sofia Falcon

Francisco Flores

Erik Freer

Ying Joyce Fu

Carina Giacomelli

Ermioni Giakou

Isabel Castillo Guijarro

Alex Hack

Shaobo Han

Paulina Ho

Lauren Hodges

Jenny Holt

Vicky Huang

Jess Hutchison

Joanna Izzo

Hasita Kamlesh

Elizabeth Kenney

SoJung Kim

Jihae Kim

Michelle H. Kim

MJ Minjung Kwon

Alleson Lai

Alfred Lam

Yejin Lee

Michael Leng

Christina Lu

Chris Lunney

Maketa Mabane

Amanda Maduri

Sara Maier

Tara Mann

Jenn Martins

Caroline Mathews

Andrew McCausland

Anna McKendrick

Bryan Meador

Melanie Mencarelli

Julio Montás

Jenni Mällinen

Burak Nehbit

My Nguyen

Jacqueline Oh

Melisa Ozkan

Boram Park

Caroline Partridge

Xing Hai Piao

Brenna Pladsen

Stephanie Porzio

Rocco Rada

Jay Ramirez

Joelle Riffle

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Yvonne Romano

Juan Carlos Santos Andrade

Ariel Scala-Perykasz

Shelly Seroussi

Betty Shang

Leslie Shapiro

Jennifer Haesoo Shim

Jeemin Shim

Amos Shin

Ben Shotwell

Robyn Silev

Nika Simovich

Axel Hammarskiöld Spendrup

Lesley Sakinah Steele

Naomi Sundberg

Britt Tapsall

Sabina Telagis

Daniel Bogre Udell

Azalea Vaseghi

Will Warner

Courtney Wells

Belinda Whiteman

Bryce Williams

Anita Wong

Chu-yi Wu

Giselle Nari Wynn

Katherine Yaksich

Kyungwon Yang

Emily Zhong

Michael Zoppo