A B O U T

Smiley Jo / 스마일리

Hello, This is Smiley :)

I was born in Gwangju, South Korea in 1996 and graduated from the Department of Visual Design.
 and I am currently working as a character illustrator with a unique style in the world.

I have worked on projects in various fields such as 2D, 3D illustration, loop animation, and character design, 

and I am developing character design at COSMIC NOMAD LAB to expand the scope of work.

CLIENT

SAMSUNG
WOONGJIN
VISIT KOREA
M.F.M POSTER SHOP

SPOTIFY
COUPANG
ANGSI CAKE

WARNER MUSIC
VISIT SEOUL
KT&G

PROJECTS

- 2021 [SAMSUNG] Grande AI video character design
- 2021 [SPOTIFY] 5 Concepts of Character Animation
- 2021 [SPOTIFY] 4 Concepts of Character Animation
- 2021 [WOONGJIN] Children Book Illustration
- 2021 [Coupang] car 3D Modeling and Animation Production
- 2021 [PIXPILLS] Participate in Artist Calendar Collaboration Project
- 2020 [VISITKOREA] Production of 3D Illustrations for Leisure Promotion in Korea
- 2020 [M.F.M Poster shop] PIXPILLS Vinyl Design Collaboration
- 2020 [BTS X VISITSEOUL] See you in Seoul - SUGA, J-HOPE part Illustration
- 2020 [Angsi Cake] Artist Collaboration Goods design
- 2020 [Warner Music Korea] Jello 3 Character Loop animations
- 2019 [Very Coy Bunny] 3D Character Album Artwork
- 2018 [Young Creative Korea Fair] Participate in Artist Exhibition

AWARDED

- 2020 LG TONE Free Case Design Competition Grand Prize
- 2019 SAAF Korea UCC Character Contest Special Awarded
- 2018 Korea Post Video Contest Best Awarded
- 2018 Korea District Heating Corporation Digital Video Contest Award
- 2018 Chonnam National University CVCA Making Workshop WIN
- 2018 Chonnam National University Student Start-up Item Competition Awarded
- 2017 Nutrilite College Student Advertising Competition Excellence Award
- 2017 Korea Investment & Securities College Student Advertising Contest Bronze
- 2017 Korea District Heating Corporation Digital Video Contest Promotion Award
- 2017 LG HS Ad University Student Advertising Finalist
- 2016 Special Award for Hanok poster contest at Seoul Hanok Fair

ACTIVITY

- 2021 9AND LAB Artist Interview bundle project
- 2021 Early Artist Interview
- 2021 YCK(Young Creative Korea) Artist Interview
- 2021 VOICER World Illustrator 20 Interview
- 2020 ADOBE CREATE Artist Interview
- 2020 ANGLE MAGAZINE Artist Interview
- 2020 V/COLLECTIVE AGENCY Artist Interview

COSMIC NOMAD LAB

Cosmic Nomad is Smiley's One Man Studio.

COSMIC NOMAD is the ONE MAN studio for Smiley's experimental and creative work.
The trademark is currently registered and is used as a representative trademark of the Smiley brand