About

SAKABE, Hitomi

Hitomi Sakabe is a graphic designer, illustrator, author and educator lives in South Korea. She is also assistant professor in department of visual communication design at the Keimyung University, a member of the JAGDA(Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.), the Daegu-City Arts Deliberative Committee and the Association for Studies of Picture Books.
Her works held in private collections in Japan and South Korea.

Research Interests

Sequential Images and Visual Storytelling
■ Communication through Word-based Art
Color Scheme Refers to Cultural Aspect
■ Inductive Methodology and Archiving
■ Mixed Expression of Figurative and Abstract Art

Publications

<외갓집은 정말 좋아! HOME SWEET HOME>
written and illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi
published by 웃는돌고래(slimingdolphin)
10 July, 2019
213 × 299 mm / 44 pages / ISBN 9788997715657(8997715658)

■ <책 짓기 Book about Making A Book>
written by Yi, Jeongmo and Jeong Eem Ro
illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi
published by 아이들은자연이다(AJA)
23 April, 2019
210 × 270 mm / 60 pages / ISBN 9791188236145

<앞니가 흔들흔들 My Wobbly Tooth>
written by GWAK, YungMi
illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi
published by Nurimbo
8 May, 2018
190 x 240 mm / 28 pages / ISBN 9788958762171(8958762179)

■ < Pictorial KANA with Hitomi’s watercolor 히토미의 수채화로 만나는 히라가나 가타카나 >
written and illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi
published by 숨쉬는책공장(Breathing Book Factory)
30 November, 2017.
210 × 203 mm / 104 pages / ISBN 9791186452257

■ < 그렇게 삶은 차곡차곡 Brick by Brick, Life Thus Goes On>
written and illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi
published by 웃는돌고래(Smilingdolphinbook)
12 October, 2017.
129 × 181 mm / 208 pages / ISBN 9788997715527(8997715526)

■ Monthly mom&enfantDesignhouse inc., September, 2016.

■ 아이와 나  J And Iwritten and illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi, Paju: booknomad, 2015. Text in Korean. Selected as Thanks Choice! May, 2016 by THANKSBOOKS

■ 내가 엄마 해야지 I’ll be Momwritten by KWAK, YungMi, illustrated by SAKABE, Hitomi, Paju: Nurimbo, 2013. Text in Korean. Selected as recommended books by Happy Morning Reading Organization(2014) and awarded Good Picture Books byOpenkid(2014).

Experience

■ Assistant Professor, Keimyung University (Department of Visual Communication Design ), 2018~
■ Lecturer, Keimyung  University (Illustration), 2017
■ Lecturer, Sungshin Women’s University (Illustration, Visual Information Design), 2014~2017
■ Lecturer, Kaywon University of Art and Design (Identity Design), 2017
■ Lecturer, Hana Academy Seoul (Graphic Design 1,2), 2013
■ Lecturer, SongJung Middle School (Design, Art), 2012~2013
■ Internship, Corporate Design Center LG Electronics (Development of Mobile GUI), 2008

Education
■ Doctor of Design, Faculty of Craft and Design, Seoul National University, 2013 – 2017
■ MFA in Graphic design, Hongik University Graduate School, 2011 – 2013
■ BFA in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, 2003 – 2010
■ BFA in Design, Faculty of Craft and Design, Seoul National University, 2003 – 2010

Selected Recognition, Awards and Grants
■ Awarded Korean Government Scholarship Program, 2013-2016
■ Completed the Course of the 2015 Graduate Students Forum on Asian Studies at the Seoul National University Asia Center, 2015
■ Awarded for excellent academic achievement by the National Institute for International Education, 2014
■ Awarded Korean Government Scholarship Program, 2011-2013
■ Graduated with honors – Cum laude, Seoul National University, February, 2010
■ Marks&Spencer Prize, Climate Cool Poster Design Competition, British Council in Korea, 13 June, 2008
■ Accepted to IGDB 5, International Graphic Design Biennial Ningbo, 2008

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