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, AGI Society 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 design, and poster 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 (Philadelphia), 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.