It is AK's primary mission to create a positive change for the world through his artistic vision as a Fine Art Photographer with subject matters that will always be relevant to the human species.
From UX/UI Design to Branding to Branded Content projects, AK provides a strong and creative direction in all projects that he approaches. The portfolio of his brainchild digital agency is a testament to this.
AK believes thats directing and producing should go hand-in-hand which is why every project that has been taken on by SGS has not just been creative directed by him, but also produced.
DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 27, 1981 | PLACE OF BIRTH: SAN FRANCISCO, CA | CURRENT RESIDENCE: NEW YORK CITY | HEIGHT: 6'1" | ETHNICITY: KOREAN | SHOE SIZE: 10
Born of immigrant parents from South Korea, AK was a Korean-American in San Francisco, California. At the current age of 34, AK has evolved in chasing his passions that pivot around all things creative. Having an exceptionally unique taste and vision, AK has creative directed countless projects and has directed over 30 branded content films through his creative agency.In 2015, AK dove head first into the world of art and now practices Fine Art Photography. His primary objective is to create everlasting work that will help shape positive change for all mankind.With an affinity for strong family values, AK uses the same approach when operating as a professional creative amongst those around him. His leadership skills sets the tone and example and his efficiency to produce high quality work has been repeated time and time again.
From 2005 to 2009, AK was building an eCommerce business for Performance Nissan of Duarte (MYNISMO.COM) based on their Grand Am race program, bringing high quality high performance parts to the digital market. Specializing in the Z33 chassis, AK worked closely with Nissan North America and NISMO (Nissan Motorsports) in R&D as well as testing on high performance parts. AK rebuilt the business from inside out resulting in exponential growth in revenue and gross profit. During his time, AK also added priceless brand value and equity for MYNISMO.COM within the competitive space by executing effective marketing campaigns and building a network amongst industry influencers and automotive media.As his influence grew within the industry, AK built numerous numerous race and marketing vehicles with his technically creative concepts and unfair advantage of having direct support from NNA and NISMO. AK exited the industry by producing a full experiential event that included partnerships with the most sought after brands, professional drivers and the sanctioned racing circuit, Formula DRIFT.
Modified Magazine, August 2007 - Cover Feature (Print)
Super Street Magazine, November 2008 - Cover Feature (Print)
In late Spring of 2009, AK arrived in New York City to pursue his creative ambitions and to apply everything he had learned from the years before. This spawned AK to accidentally birth a boutique creative digital agency, Stink Grenade Studios. Founded in May of 2011, AK curated and assembled a team of young and creative individuals who can tackle and creatively problem solve any digital need. Stink Grenade Studios has successfully transacted and executed over 350 projects within the 5 years it has been operating. All projects consisted of Creative Direction, Design, Web Development, eCommerce Solutions, Content Development to much, much more.