Karin Fong

Karin Fong recently left her role as Partner and Director at Imaginary Forces based in New York City. A position she held since 1994. Since January of 2014 she has assumed the position of President at Wonderland Sound & Vision in the Greater Los Angeles Area. A native Californian, Fong  studied Art at Yale, with a concentration in Graphic Design. After successfully creating an animated alphabet book for her senior project, she began her career as an animator on the WGBH television program 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' From that point forward, Karin was hooked on creating work that combines live action, design, and animation.

Karin Fong

Karin Fong

Karin Fong

Karin Fong

"Title sequences interested me from the beginning and had a part in luring me to RGA/LA, where I was hired by Kyle Cooper," says Fong in an interview with SubmarineChannel. RGA/LA eventually became Imaginary Forces (IF) in 1996. As one of the founding members of Imaginary Forces, Karin’s work spans the diverse worlds of  entertainment, experience design, and advertising. "I probably do equal parts title design and tv spot directing nowdays," comments Fong in an email. She is currently based in New York City, where she works from IF's offices.

Among the numerous title sequences Fong directed are Dead Man on Campus, Daredevil, The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Recent work includes the main title sequence of The Pink Panther 2 - a dream job for any title designer - and the opening titles and "machine vision" for Terminator Salvation. Her main titles for her main titles for the tv series Chuck was nominated for 2 Emmy's in 2008, winning one. In 2001 she received her first Emmy for her main titles for Masterpiece Theatre's "American Collection".

Karin Fong


Recently named one the Top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company magazine, Karin has had work in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Artists Space, and The Wexner Center, as well as in numerous publications on film and design. Currently, Karin is on the faculty at the Yale School of Art where she teaches in the MFA program.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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