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

KAKAO
SPOTIFY
WOONGJIN
VISIT KOREA


SAMSUNG
WARNER MUSIC
COUPANG
ANGSI CAKE

LOTTE WORLD
VISIT SEOUL
KT&G
M.F.M POSTER SHOP

PROJECTS

- 2021 [LOTTE WORLD] 2021 Horror Halloween
Key Visual Design ( 4 Character + Emblem)
- 2021 [KAKAO] 8 kinds of eye gif emoticons design
- 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

ACTIVITY 

- 2021 [9AND LAB] Second Hands Donation fair
- 2021 [THE MONSTER PROJECT] Collaboration
- 2021 [9AND LAB] Artist Interview bundle project
- 2021 [Early] Artist Interview
- 2021 [Young Creative Korea] Artist Interview
- 2021 [VOICER] World Illustrator 20 Interview
- 2020 [ADOBE CREATE] Artist Interview
- 2020 [ANGLE MAGAZINE] Artist Interview
- 2020 [V/COLLECTIVE] Artist Interview

 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 [Seoul Hanok Fair]  Hanok poster contest Special Award


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