Illustrator Sean Dong on what he’s learned from his students

Alongside teaching at MICA, the creative takes on editorial commissions where he plays with light and shadow in his 3D illustrations

Sean Dong is a 3D motion designer and illustrator living in Baltimore, and in between his commissions, he teaches motion graphics at the renowned Maryland Institute College of Art. For Dong, the college is a place where “everybody feels free and supported” to be themselves. 

Working with students here is a blast – they’re super curious and fearless when it comes to trying new things,” he tells CR. “We’ve got students from all sorts of backgrounds, and each student brings a unique design perspective. Witnessing their creativity unfold and being able to contribute to their journey is genuinely fulfilling.”