Hyungjoo Kim is a graphic designer and educator. Kim's designs have been recognized in over one hundred exhibitions/ publications nationally and internationally. Professionally, Kim has worked as a designer, illustrator, art director, and design director in the field. These positions involved completing diverse design projects, handling communications with a variety of client groups. Kim 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 International Solar Cities Congress. Kim has been a consultant for design firms, photographers, corporations and nonprofit organizations contributing to their identity programs and publication designs since 2003.
Kim joined Graphic Communications program at UW-Eau Claire in 2017 after teaching Visual Communications Design at Purdue for ten years and another ten years of a teaching career in Korea. Kim has enjoyed working closely with students to expand their knowledge of design, problem-solving methods, understanding of the process, skills in the field, creativity and critical thinking.
Ph.D (ABD)., Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (Environmental Planning) research focused on visual system design in the built environment
M.F.A., Hongik University, Seoul Korea (Visual Communications) thesis: Communication effects of abstract form in graphic design
M.A., Purdue University (Visual Communications) thesis exhibition: Typography: forms and communications