Instagram: @xsong847

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hi, I am Song and I was born and raised in China, currently living in New York as a freelance Motion Designer and Illustrator.

大家好,我叫宋心月,来自中国。现在作为Motion Graphic和插画的自由职业者生活在纽约。

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

It’s hard to say. I am kind of new at this. I am still exploring new things and refining my style. Besides that, I like to have a playful composition and bright color in my works. 


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I love vector. I always use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects to do my work. As a Motion Designer, It’s more convenient to animate my illustration. On the other hand, I cannot live without COMMAND+Z.

我喜欢用电脑来完成一切,AI和AE是我最常用的软件。作为一个Motion Designer, 用AI绘画可以很方便的转到AE做成动画。再说谁不喜欢COMMAND+Z呢?

4. What is your artistic process like?

I usually start with sketching, making sure of the image composition or the character’s posture. Then, I get started on Illustrator, adjusting the details, experimenting with the colors. And the final step, which is my favorite, is adding a little texture to it.


5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

Everything! Cat, plants, cassette, rainy day… I get inspired by everything around me.


6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

A safe place, with all the shit things that happens every day, I really need a place to get rid of it all.


7. Where did you study?

School of Visual Arts, I was there for 6 years and got my bachelor and master degrees. I loooooove SVA, the best college in the world!

School of Visual Arts, 我在那里待了6年,拿到了学士学位和硕士学位,我太爱SVA了,这个世界上最好的学校!

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

There are a lot of things I’m waiting to achieve, getting an agent, doing some editorial works and creative commercial works, and also working on my own projects.

有很多事要做,找到一个经纪公司,做一些editorial works和商业作品,同时也能有时间做一些个人作品。

9. What about in ten?

Working hard, being a real artist, living where I want to live. 


10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

To share emotions and moods with people. It would be great if my work can cheer others up.


11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

My mom’s dumplings, cabbage, shrimp and pork filling.


12. Favourite book?

I don’t have a favorite one. I read a lot of Japanese comics when I was little, 20th Century Boys made a big impression on me.


13. Favourite genre of music? 

80s and 90s old Chinese and Cantonese Songs.


14. What are your hobbies? 

Drinking coffee while watching TV shows which I’ve watched more than 20 times : (


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Maybe I’d do film restoration. I used to be obsessed with lost films, film restoration, and film colorization before I went to college (and now).