Design Education Talks Ep. 51 – Yeohyun Ahn

Yeohyun Ahn is a designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, and physical interaction into spatial typography and graphic design. Her interdisciplinary typography project, TYPE + CODE Series, has featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, etc. It has published in the books, Graphic Design: the Basics, Type on Screen, and Data-Driven Graphic Design, and invited to research papers by Leonardo, EVA London, and IEEE VIS Arts. It has presented at ISEA, AIGA, SEGD, Alicante Design Education Forum in Spain, TypeCon, etc. Her new project, Social Homelessness on US Campuses, is a multidisciplinary art and design project to bring awareness of Asian female faculty in America. Having immigrated as a designer in America brings her to be aware of social inequity, discrimination, and marginality. She currently explores generative self-portrait photographs for social homelessness being isolated and marginalised in professional areas of American society. It has presented through SIGGRAPH, ISEA, ARTECH, IEEE GEM, etc. She received Graduate Fellowship from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. She was a freelance graphic artist in the New York Times Magazine. She taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago State University, and Valparaiso University. Now she is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Interaction Design at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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