As an ABK (American-born Korean) who has lived in Singapore for more than 12 years, Soo Min is a versatile individual with an inherent desire to connect with diverse groups of people. She has a passion for the arts and communication, thus studying Visual Communication at Art, Design and Media and second majoring in Communication Studies at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. In her free time, she likes to go cafe-hopping and to binge-watch TV shows. As if that couldn’t be basic enough, her last name really is “Bae” —very baesic.
Area(s) of Focus
Graphic Design, Illustration
Final Year Project(s)
Project Acnedotes seeks to peel the layer of comfort to reveal the discomfort we may feel in our own skin. The discomfort will be manifested by a skin condition named acne vulgaris. Similar to how discomfort is often overlooked, acne is considered as a normal stage people go through at some point in their lives, thus regarded as a minor issue. Yet its influence on their quality of life and body image is prevalent to this day.
As a form of discursive design, this project aims to resonate to the people who are, at some levels, uncomfortable with their skin. In fact, the name Acnedotes is a wordplay on both “anecdote” and “antidote”: serving as a collection of personal stories and experiences about acne, which may in turn be a remedy for not only oneself but also for others in the community.