Yeju Choi, Graphic Designer
Yeju Choi is a designer, artist, and educator based in New York City. She runs a multi-disciplinary design practice Nowhere Office focusing on projects in civic, public, and cultural realms across various mediums including printed matter, identities, websites, and environmental graphics. She also creates site-specific, community-based, and socially-engaged public art projects as Yeju & Chat, a collaborative practice with artist Chat Travieso.
Prior to founding her own practices, she worked in many different corners of the field of design: as a branding & web designer in various design studios in Seoul (2000–4), UX/I designer in the LG Corporate Design Lab (2004–6), researcher on national identity and public sector design for Korea Institute of Design Promotion (2006), graphic/environmental design director for architecture & planning firm WXY (2009–11), and art director for Barneys New York (2011–13).
Yeju has been a faculty member at Yale University School of Art since 2012, teaching Exhibition Design, Core Design Studio, and Introduction to Graphic Design. She previously taught at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University (2011–13) and has been a visiting critic, held workshops and lectures at Columbia University, Cornell University, The New School, City College of New York, Rutgers University, and Seoul National University among others, in graphic design and architecture/urban design departments. She served as a public design fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy and a designer-in-residence for Performa. Her work has been recognized and published internationally by AIGA, Artplace, Type Directors Club, :Output award, Graphic, Étapes, Typojanchi the International Typography Biennale etc. She is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design as Yeju & Chat.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Yeju received a B.F.A from Seoul National University in 2004 and an M.F.A from Yale University in 2009 where she was awarded Norman Joondeph Prize and Phelps Berdan Award.
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