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The best words of advice I’ve ever received is to take risks and say “yes.” No progress ever came out of holding back.

As a part of our series about business leaders who are shaking things up in their industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Noah Kim.

Noah Kim is a director and 3D Generalist. Kim co-founded NewKino and Luna Market and directs narrative films and commercials. Kim’s work has been featured on Insider, Input, and Hypebeast.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?

I always loved world building, ever since I was younger. In recent years it’s translated into world building for the metaverse, and I’m so excited to see what those worlds grow into.

Can you tell our readers what it is about the work you’re doing that’s disruptive?

NewKino started as a production company that was focused on VFX and 3D. In December 2020, the digital artist Beeple kicked off the NFT craze for 3D artists and inspired us to start making NFTs. We started off making NFTs for musicians and artists. In June 2021, we pivoted and decided to start serving brands. We recently worked with Under Armour, Stephen Curry, Berlin Cameron and Luna Market to build the first-ever wearable metaverse sneaker — the Genesis Curry Flow — the project was nothing short of incredible.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

The funniest mistake might have been that I thought the metaverse would be here by now. I think the metaverse is still being built. It’s in its early infancy and there is still so much to learn. It’s like saying you can learn about the entire universe just by looking through a telescope.

We all need a little help along the journey. Who have been some of your mentors? Can you share a story about how they made an impact?

Ewen Cameron at Berlin Cameron has been a great mentor to me. Together we worked on the Genesis Curry Flow project, and I’m super grateful to have been a part of this project creatively.

In today’s parlance, being disruptive is usually a positive adjective. But is disrupting always good? When do we say the converse, that a system or structure has ‘withstood the test of time’? Can you articulate to our readers when disrupting an industry is positive, and when disrupting an industry is ‘not so positive’? Can you share some examples of what you mean?

Oftentimes “disrupting” is a term that could spark fear. Fear of the unknown can be a scary thing for people because they don’t know what things will look like afterwards — what will the world look like after this? But disruptors crave that change because that’s the space that progress lives in. Disrupting might not always look like that, it might sometimes just be chaos for no reason — but our definition of disruption is for the sake of change and progress.

Can you share five of the best words of advice you’ve gotten along your journey? Please give a story or example for each.

The best words of advice I’ve ever received is to take risks and say “yes.” No progress ever came out of holding back.

We are sure you aren’t done. How are you going to shake things up next?

Currently, I’m working on tapping into the gaming industry. The gaming world and the metaverse haven’t always existed synergistically so this is a new and exciting experience for NewKino to be merging the gaming world with the world of NFT creation.

Do you have a book, podcast, or talk that’s had a deep impact on your thinking? Can you share a story with us? Can you explain why it was so resonant with you?

On the School of Motion podcast, I learned a lot from the episode where Beeple was a featured guest. It had me thinking a lot about what digital ownership meant and how it was going to change everything for the digital artist.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

I don’t have a favorite life lesson quote yet but that’s only because I’m in uncharted territory with bringing metaverse art to mainstream brands. When a quote inspires me, I’ll be sure to let you know!

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I would want everyone to own their art and their work. A movement that I would absolutely get behind would be a movement that supports the idea that artists deserve credit for the worlds they bring to life. Creativity should always be celebrated.

How can our readers follow you online?

You can learn more about us on our website: and check out our Instagram @newkinostudio.

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

Meet The Disruptors: Noah Kim Of NewKino On The Five Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry was originally published in Authority Magazine on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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