Sae Kim was born in Korea. She had always dreamt of becoming an artist in the United States. After graduating from high school, she pursued her dreams and moved to the United States, studying character animation. Since graduating and launching her career in the visual effects industry, she has returned to Seoul to continue pursuing her love for the arts. When she’s not working, she illustrates by using the strengths of animation. She also enjoys some cake, especially fruit cake. Friends endearingly nicknamed her "Bonobono the Sae Otter," after a curious sea otter anime character who has her likeness. Check out her work at cargocollective.com/saepoula. She holds a Bachelor of Character Animation at California Institute of the Arts and currently works at a visual effects company in Seoul, South Korea.