Aug 19, 2011
Zelda Harrison

XCD Interviews… Karin Fong, Imaginary Forces

Karin shares details with XCD about influences and inspiration, and how developing a unique perspective on story-telling has informed her work.

A founding member of production and design company Imaginary Forces, Karin Fong directs and designs for film, television and environments. She has designed title sequences for numerous feature films, including: Ray, The Truman Show, Charlotte’s Web and Terminator Salvation. Fong directs TV commercials, counting Target, Chevrolet, Herman Miller and Honda among her clients. She recently created a series of cinematics for the Sony PlayStation game, God of War III.

Other projects include combining cinema with architecture for environments. Her television work earned her an Emmy for main title design and most recently includes the opening of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Currently on the faculty of the Yale School of Art, Fong teaches design for film and video. Her work has appeared in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Wexner Center, Artists Space, and numerous design and film publications.

XCD thanks Karin Fong for her insight, and Design Indaba for creating an amazing and rich forum of design exchange.

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