It seemed that figurative paintings like his childhood heroes such as Rembrandt, Ingre, And Michael Angelo once made was not going to be that meaningful any more in this Contemporary Art era. But the Korean Art student felt that exploring the borders of Art just wasn't his thing.
Then came out Jurassic Park (1993), and the movie remarked breakthrough of how realistic CG could look. Its attempts to achieve photo real world fascinated him. After finishing his Fine Arts degree, Jung-seung moved over to U.S. to study 3D animation.
Right after graduating Academy of Art, he got a job at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), where he grew more and more as an artist ever since.
He is the modeler responsible for Davyjones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and he also created the facial shape library for Rango in ILM's first feature animation work, Rango (2011).
He still works at ILM, and lives in San Francisco where it is not too far from his work. He still draws and paints for fun from time to time.

Jung-seung Hong
Creature Modeling Supervisor, ILM