I am an interdisciplinary graphic artist crossing boundaries among calligraphy, computer science, graphic design, and journalism. I started learning calligraphy at 4 years old in South Korea. My early childhood experiences in calligraphy deeply influence my typography. I have professional experiences as a computer programmer and graphic designer. Having immigrated last two decades as a graphic artist in America brings me to be aware of social inequity, discrimination, and marginality. Currently I explore computational graphic art for social homelessness being isolated and marginal in professional areas of American society.
Yeohyun Ahn is an award-winning typographer, interactive visual designer, and educator. Her works have been featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, and so on. She was chosen as Design Incubation Fellow in 2017, The Juror's Choice Award at IDEAS in 2015, and Graduate Fellowship from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. She worked as 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 in Art department at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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