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.
The air was cool and breezy, a refreshing break from the historical San Francisco June gloom. With a bag full of leotards and fabrics, we were ready to play.
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.
In the heat of the summer, my sister and I skipped town for a couple of days in New England.
An exquisite estate with a historic Georgian-style mansion and manicured gardens, Filoli was the perfect place to spend a warm summer afternoon sipping rosé and catching up on the latest details of each other’s busy lives.
Whether it’s architecture, art, food, nature or nightlife, the city’s beauty and flavor can be found in the crevices of new and foreign experiences. We wanted to experience it all.
Live everyday like you’re Elle Woods after Warner told her she wasn't smart enough for Law School.
“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.
With berries back in season and a whole lot of leftover flour in my cupboards, I wanted to make a simple dessert to bring to my first BBQ of the year. I illustrated the entire process.
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.
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.