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.
at the root of it all, you must use your disciplined training and wealth of knowledge to create something that serves more than yourself.
A redesign concept of the LinkedIn profile for creative professionals.
We want to build an app that helps people with mobility disabilities increase their changes of survival during a fire incident.
This past weekend I participated in Silicon Valley's first mental health hackathon. My team created a public health service web app that allows treatment-seeking individuals to take free screenings and connect to available providers.
I designed an app for pharmaceutical lab equipment company Apricot Design's Personal Pipettor.
I love drawing people I love, so my subjects always end up being my family.
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.
This image had been brewing in the back of my mind for years and I finally made the effort to gather the furniture and people to actually do it. Yay!
We roadtripped into the desert heart of California, a biome so different from anything I'd ever seen.
Sword ferns, mosses, and redwood sorrel blanket the forest floor. The forest is dense but when pockets of sunshine burst through the canopies, the view is magic.
I spent this past summer in beautiful San Francisco, and spent as much time as I could exploring every inch of the city. I took way too many pictures, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite places.
This morning in yoga class, I had an epiphany. Did I just figure out the meaning of life?
Studio Sophy is an extension of my heart and soul, documenting my life as a series of artistic endeavors. It's some of my proudest work and tells the story of the journeys that have shaped me into who I am.
[Art] can reawaken us to the genuine merit of life as we're forced to lead it. It's advertising for the things we really need.
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.
A fun lip sync animation test.
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.