Kyoung Lee Swearingen

Kyoung Lee Swearingen

Kyoung Lee Swearingen

Assistant Professor of Design

(614) 292-3416

331 Sullivant Hall
1813 Noth High Street
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • animation
  • lighting
  • cinematography


  • MFA, Art and Technology, The Ohio State University
  • BFA, Computer Art, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • BS, Chemistry, Sungshin Women's University

Kyoung Lee Swearingen, prior to joining the Department of Design faculty, worked as an Assistant Professor of Animation in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and has worked in the film industry for a decade as a Technical Director of Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. She has worked on a variety of features and shorts including: Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, Presto, La Luna, The Blue Umbrella, Mater’s Tall Tales, Partly Cloudy, Toy Story Terror, Ant Bully and the Jimmy Neutron TV series. Her work has claimed numerous awards from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Visual Effects Society, The American Film Institute, as well as many others.

Her current research interest is creating virtual environments with 3D printing and photogrammetry, and her work is scheduled for a workshop in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016, Macao China in December.