Studio Sophy
The creative world of Sophia Liu

Creative Works - Studio Sophy

Sophia Liu Creative works and personal projects. Copyright © 2016 Studio Sophy.

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FLOWER GIRL SERIES, 2014.

Art & Illustration

The Flower Girl Series is a personal passion project made for Instagram. Inspired by whimsical summer flowers and color-changing fall foliage, I played with the idea of nature-inspired gowns, giving life to fashion illustrations. To see more works, check out this blog post or search #sophiaplayswithflowers.


SHANNON IN STYLE, 2014.

Photography & Layout Design

"Shannon in Style" is a twelve page editorial-style spread of a fictional fashion magazine featuring Shannon Kim, a friend and fellow artist. Starting out as a fashion photoshoot, we conceptualized a garden party theme, picking out outfits and suitable shoot locations in Orange County, California. The photos were created and published in this magazine spread.

This project can be viewed here.


FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS, ONGOING.

Digital Illustration, Visual Design

Fashion illustrations for personal use and work. Using Adobe Sketch and Apple Pencil, I simulated various styles of drawing using digital brushstrokes such as watercolor, graphite pencil, acrylic paint, and ink marker. 


Apricot Designs personal pipettor app, 2017.

User Interface, User Experience

I designed an app for pharmaceutical lab equipment company Apricot Designs's Personal Pipettor, providing a clean and simple graphic interface and UX design for users to operate the automated liquid handling system from an iPad remote control. This app is available on the App Store for iOS devices. 


COMPOSE VS COMPRISE, 2016.

Stop Motion Animation

I produced, filmed, and edited a stop motion video explaining a "common confusable," the words compose versus comprise, using paper cutouts as engaging visuals. This video was made for Dictionary.com. Click on screencap to watch the video. 

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MAURA FOX ENCAUSTIC ART SQUARESPACE WEBSITE, 2016-PRESENT.

Web Design

Working with encaustic painter Maura Fox, I revamped her portfolio website and blog, www.mfoxpaints.com, taking photos of her artwork to create a gallery archive of paintings and descriptions.


SECOND CHANCE SUPERHERO, 2017.

Video & Filmmaking

Working with classmates from Cal Poly's ISLA 341 Storytelling class, I worked on the cinematography and editing of this short film we made for Poly Cuts Film Festival 2017.

Second Chance Superhero is the story of a young ex-con who finds a new sense of purpose when his parole officer sets him up with a new job.


Personal Advertisements, 2013.

Advertisement & Photography

Personal ads for my sister's high school volleyball yearbook pages.

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CURRENT SOLUTIONS PHOTOGRAPHER, 2016.

Photography and Content Creation

Pro bono work for a digital platform, www.currentsolutions.co, that aims to helps to safely voice your opinions and share your stories to educate others about gender inequity, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. 


Experimental Art

Mixed Media

Combining my love for photography, graphic design, and portraiture, I experimented with mixed digital media. Shown here is a double exposure photo and a vectorized graphic.

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