So in your case you found your title with the help of others, so to speak.
It was the time when a job as an illustrator was unfamiliar to people but it became one of my titles as I steadily went along making my works. Be it illustrator, art director or artist, I don’t mind being called by any of them. What matters is what I make. Whether it’s a client’s commission or personal work, I’d be honored if people appreciate them, being the source of motivation to work on a variety of artwork.
What triggered you to launch your fashion brand ARS Seoul?
The main idea of ARS Seoul(www.arsseoul.com) is to financially support myself, using the other talents that I have—it’s not something big as in making a statement in fashion or anything. People that are involved in careers that doesn’t give a monthly payment are hard to stand alone without the financial help of their parents. Which means that the current generations in the creative fields face a large wall in front of them. You need at least a little space to work and with the lack of any funds it’s impossible to practice your creativeness so in terms of that, I’m pretty much settled with myself with the fundamental stuff supported by ARS Seoul.
I’m curious to hear about the final goal of illustrator+art director+painter+fashion entrepreneur Aram Kim.
It might sound a little funny, but I always have this urge to convey this resistant, activist part of me inside into my work, but strangely all of them end up neat and pretty-looking. At some point I got very annoyed by that fact. I dream that someday I’m able to make works that don’t force me to ignore the real me. My final goal is to make works that convince all ages and genders and lead a life that’s still okay for me to make works freely as I please instead of compromising in order to make a living out of it.