Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

HyungJoo Kim

  • Continuing Lecturer, Visual Communications Design

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Art and Design // VPA // Continuing Lecturer
Visual Communications Design // VPA // Continuing Lecturer
Visual and Performing Arts // Continuing Lecturer

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  • HyungJoo Kim is a graphic designer and educator. HyungJoo's designs have been recognized in over one hundred exhibitions/ publications nationally and internationally. Professionally, HyungJoo has worked in several positions in the graphic design field including designer, illustrator, art director and design director. These positions involved completing diverse design projects, handling communications with a variety of client groups. She has developed identity programs for the clients emphasizing branding, logotypes, packaging and various applications. Also, she designed and directed several international events including Asia Photography Conference and the Environmental Poster Exhibition of International Solar Cities Congress. And she has been a consultant for design firms, photographers, corporations and non profit organizations contributing to their identity programs and publication designs since 2003.

    HyungJoo has taught a variety of design courses since 1994. She rejoined Visual Communications Design program at Purdue as a visiting assistant professor in 2007 and later as a continuing lecturer in 2011. HyungJoo holds an M.A. in Visual Communications Design and an M.F.A. in Advertising Design. She has finished her coursework for a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning. Her present doctoral research focuses on signs and signage systems in urban environment. She is investigating how signs and signage system can be responsive for different user groups as an active component of urban infrastructure balancing style and functionality.

    HyungJoo has enjoyed working closely with students to expand their knowledge of design, problem solving methods, understanding of process, skills in the field, creativity and critical thinking. She loves the dynamism of her studio classes and enjoys the active interactions. She finds it very rewarding to observe her student’s progress through the way they experience the design process of solving problems by creative thinking, passion and endeavor.

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