Artist and Designer Gordon Sun is Nominated for a LABA Icon Award
Art Designer Gordon Sun
Beverly Hills, California, USA. 12th September, 2023. Art designer Gordon Sun is nominated for a LABA Icon Award. Gordon Sun is a Los Angeles-based artist and designer who works as a toy designer and concept artist. His experience includes working in many areas of entertainment such as live action, video games, and collectibles/merchandise, and major brands such as Disney, Sanrio, Kidrobot, Digital Domain, and Viacom.
Growing up, Gordon loved watching animated shows like Dragonball Z, Teen Titans, Pokemon, etc. and enjoyed playing around with his action figures like the ones from Power Rangers and Star Wars. He was so inspired by these shows that Gordon started drawing his own characters and designed his own worlds, even in his school books! Teachers would get upset at Gordon for doodling in his books but he kept continuing.
While applying for colleges during high school, most of Gordon’s peers were deciding to go to academic colleges and he felt very lost on what he wanted to do and where to go. Gordon knew he loved designing and illustrating but still felt the pressure of going on an academic path to succeed. Luckily, his cousin introduced him to the Art Center College of Design where he could study and do what he loved and also be surrounded by people of the same passion of making art. He ultimately decided to apply and pursue his dream where he studied industrial design and illustration. The journey through college was full of blood sweat and tears but overall a life changing and fulfilling experience.
With a strong foundation in art/design and a vast imagination, Gordon loves creating art toys that captivate the imagination of both children and adults. His unique blend of skills allows him to create not only aesthetically pleasing designs, but also functional and captivating pieces that he hopes can bring joy to people's lives.
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