Bora Shin is a multidisciplinary designer who leverages design and research practices at the intersection of visual communication, technology, and learning for a social change.
At verynice, she serves as a Global Creative Lead and provides design, research, strategic guidance, and leadership for the studio’s client solutions. Bora is passionate about exploring different modes of volunteerism to engage the field of design with the non-profit sector. For this reason, she developed practice-based volunteer initiatives for designers by partnering with organizations like UNICEF Innovation Unit, Ashoka's Youth Venture and with academia while at verynice.
Since joined verynice in year 2012, she helped grow the company and refined verynice’s approach to volunteerism and the logistics of executing pro-bono work on a global scale resulting its growth from 100 volunteers to over 400 - making pro-bono impact in monetary value reaching over $3MM in donated services. At the end of year 2013, she launched verynice’s second office in NYC and is currently co-leading teams in three offices - NY, ATX and LA.
Bora works with a wide array of design media including print, web, publication, rapid prototyping, exhibition design, UX/UI, video prototyping, and visual design for her design process and solutions. She has experiences in serving diverse clients from non-profits, arts and culture institutions, educational establishments and small to corporate businesses including UNICEF, NASA, Samsung, Welcome.us/FWD.us and Disney.
Bora holds a BFA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Environmental Design from MICA and a MFA in Media Design Practices from the Art Center College of Design.She continued her MFA thesis work as an Art Center post-graduate fellow and with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Space Grant Graduate Fellow.
AWARDS & WORK FEATURED:
- The Type Director's Club
- AIGA 365
- Communication Arts Design Annual
- Communication Arts Typography Annual
- How Magazine International Design Annual
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- UCDA Design Competition
- The Best of Business Card Design 9 by Rockport
- Information Design Workbook by Kim Baer
- Winner of the Mohawk Show 8
- Art Director's Club - Featured Members
- Beautiful Decay