Junggi Sung has lived in San Francisco, Boston and Seoul. The clean and sophisticated visual language of his product designs has won him numerous international awards.
Shampoo bottles by Junggi Sung
When did you decide that you want to be a designer and what was the reason for that?
1991, when I first realized in my life that I can actually create something new, not just for me, but for others as well.
You are a Product Designer: Is there an object of your every day life that you would like to redesign from scratch?
Doorknob. I've always been interested in doorknobs, as it is the starting point of a journey that takes you from this world with which you're familiar to the other world with which you're unfamiliar. But still have not met the perfect doorknob yet.
You have won many awards for your design works – if you should give an award to yourself, which project would you choose and why?
Uniceffriend project. My dream is to bring happiness to people around me, and this personal project made me realize that the circle of influence can be much farther than I thought.
Scoop by Junggi Sung
Besides your design work, you have some great photographies in your portfolio. Do you see an advantage in being a „multidisciplinary creative“?
I don't trust my brain and I don't control it. Therefore, photography is a great tool for pulling out of my brain what I'm really seeing and feeling.
What can be the biggest distraction or obstacle to overcome during the creative process?
I don't feel any distraction or pain during the creative process. Creation is less of a process for me, and it is something that happens in a flash: The right idea might pop up anytime. I feel that if one feels some pain or distraction that must be overcome during this process, it is not a creative process, but more of a sustained effort.
What project(s) have you planned for the future?
There are two projects I'm currently working on at Daylight: One is focused on the home, and another focused on movement and travel. Both are with interesting clients who aim to make an impact in the world.