Wednesday, September 18 @ 5 – 6:15pm
2650 Humanities Building 2nd Floor, 455 N Park St

Taekyeom is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He explores unconventional materials and digital methods to graphic design to create 3D type, graphics, and even designed objects. He strikes to combine digital and physical experiences. The explorations are engaged with tangible experience assisted and/or created with various digital controls. Cutting edge digital techniques play a crucial role in turning intangible ideas into tangible design products, also become an agent to build a strong connection between analog and digital environments. For his research, he built custom tools for his research including 3D printers and paste extruders to produce 3D ceramic type and objects as a ceramic 3D printer was not affordable or accessible. His research is aiming to develop, test, and find the place of the emerging technologies in design process and creative practices. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.