I am a graphic designer, visual artist, and design educator. I received MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and I am an associate professor of graphic design at Lamar Dodd School of Art, the University of Georgia. Before I moved to the US, I worked as a graphic designer and art director, and co-founded the design firm, Active Graphic Imagination, in Korea.
My primary research involves narrative systems such as Multiple Narratives in Visual Form, Polyhedralness as Multiple Narratives, and Color Value in Space-Time and promotion design for socio-cultural events and art exhibitions: identity design, book and poster design, and media/space design. My research work has been presented in solo exhibitions, Disturbed Boundaries (2009), A Minor Arc (2010), and % (2012), But the Clouds (2016).
My graphic design work has appeared in many regional, national, and international exhibitions such as 365:AIGA Annual Design (New York); Graphic Arts Festival of Chaumont (France); Tranava Poster Triennial (Slovakia); Golden Bee – Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design (Russia); The Fourth Typographic Biennale: Typojanchi 2015 (Korea), and Annual UCDA Design shows (California, Florida, Texas). I have been invited as a guest lecturer to present my work nationally and internationally at Kutztown University (Pennsylvania), Hongik University (Korea), and Mizzima in cooperation with Arts Network Asia (Myanmar.)
I won the 365: AIGA Annual Design (New York); AIGA SEED Award GALA (Atlanta); the Best of Print of SEED Award (Atlanta); the Silver and Excellence Awards of the Annual UCDA Design Competition (USA); and the Print Regional Annual Competition (USA). In addition, I co-translated a book, Design and Art, from English into Korean, published by Workroom Press.