Welcome to the Studio Sophy Blog! This is where I post about my work in more detail, take you behind the scenes, ramble about things I've learned and have been inspired by, and document life as a series of artistic endeavors.
I wish there was an option to organize my home feed recommendations by genre. Here’s an idea on how it can be done.
In a world full of doubt and ‘that's not possible’s, it's awe-inspiring to find yourself in a space that nurtures and thrives on wild ideas. We dream, we build, and we help one another build dreams. It’s innovation at its purest.
I had to teach myself things again. So I hacked together a bootcamp.
Good design is more than just looking good; it's being good.
Attended a developer conference was humbling and eye-opening. I also got to participate in a hackathon where we built a digital platform for the immigrant community.
I thought I'd learn to use Facebook's prototyping tool, Origami, to create a simple screen transition.
At one point when we were alone in the small dressing room, he reached out his hand and introduced himself. "Hi! I'm...ummmm....Sophia!" I muttered, wide-eyed and in shock.
There's something about incorporating motion into photographs that adds just a bit more excitement and interest into a still. I envisioned something simple and classic for one last dance shoot with Andrea.
I love light and movement, shape and textures. For me it's more than showing off clothes. I want the personality and emotions of the model to come through. And the more I experiment, the more I come back to simple and sleek forms, clean lines, and beautiful natural expressions.
I think this was the first time I've ever embraced shooting in direct sunlight. The sun was my beauty dish. And it was perfect.
The natural curves of a human body and the raw texture of skin are three-dimensional elements of a subject reveal light, contour, gesture, perspective.
The island life, full of wild roaming chickens and trees that serve as bathrooms, offer a retreat from urban conveniences and the hustle and bustle of city life.
The pastoral and rural charm of the North Shore with its white-sand beaches and roadside vendors, coupled with the capital city of Honolulu bursting with insanely good food and history, unite to form this magical vacation destination full of palm trees and every island dream you could imagine.
A heavenly sea, calm but restless, ebbing and flowing softly upon the shores of sand so powdery soft they feel like pillows between your toes.
“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” —Pablo Picasso.
Crazy Rich Asians came out, and for the first time in my life, I feel seen.
Every local and exotic fruit you could imagine in the form of buds and flowers sit on the tips of tree branches, patiently growing and waiting for their harvest.
A visual love letter to my college town, this map of San Luis Obispo highlights some of my favorite spots in this charming happy city.
I had the chance to create an illustration for e-commerce fashion company Louise and Eleanor.
I was inspired by San Francisco's famous cable cars for this animation. I thought the uphill climb would be the perfect looping route to illustrate this city of hills.
With supportive professors and a humanitarian organization and professional mentors to keep me on my feet, I am proud to present the longest project I've ever worked on, the Dream Soccer Academy.
I've never been so proud of an architecture project of mine. A hand-crafted project requires so much time, energy, and passion. This Copper Pipe Chair was truly a labor of love.
Carmen and I teamed up for the Inhabitable Object Project, where we built a prototype of a social chair out of 2x3 dimensional lumber.
I spend a lot of time daydreaming about beautiful places, and gardens are probably some of the most magical places that come to mind. When our class took a day trip to Tivoli last week, I couldn't contain my excitement as I pranced around gardens drooling at the view at every crevice of this water-filled and flawlessly landscaped city.
Some of the greatest preserved treasures from good old ancient Roman times of gladiator battles and victory marches on chariots. For the Romans, it was go big or go home.
Seeing history come alive is definitely the best way of learning.