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Young Ae Kim

Young Ae Kim
Associate Professor
Art, College of Fine Arts
UFA Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts ART 175
Phone: 605-677-5152
Bio:
Young Ae Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She has a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul Korea, and she holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, Georgia. She has won several awards and scholarships nationally and internationally. She has worked with various clients, including Samsung, LG, Hyundai, etc., as a product designer and as a graphic designer.
Teaching Interests:
Print: CI & BI design, Sustainable Package Design, Information Design, Social Awareness Design, Product Design Digital: User Interface Design, Service Design, Kinetic Typography, Web Design
Research Interests:
My research interests have revolved in contributing to a deeper understanding how individual decision-making influences visualization & information receiving process in both digital and physical environment, and vice versa. Human Behavior is often influenced by numerous factors and processes information differently. I employ scientific data to sculpt visual components, develop survey tools, and analyze data sets to better understand human behavior and emotion play in visual perception and decision-making process in order to create a sustainable knowledge and a sustainable visual commutation forms and proposes brighter possibilities of whole lifestyles. ASSOCIATED AREA OF STUDY | Symmetry in Mathematics, physics, and Chaos | Universal Design | Human Memory & Perception | Learning Style | Cognitive Psychology | Gestalt Principles | System Design | Visual Illusion | Cognitive Semiotics | Sociology | Language and Culture | Learning Style | Cognitive Psychology | Social Ecology | Circle of Sustainability | Structural Functionalism |
Education:
  • M.F.A, Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art And Design, 2008
  • B.F.A, Industrial Design, Sookmyung Women's University, 2000
Research:
  • Design Habit, Continuing Education, (2010)
  • Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Office of Research, (2012 - 2012)
Grants:
  • MCI Best Practice Mini Grant, The Center for Teaching and Learning, (2011 - 2011)
  • MCI Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Mini Grants, The Center for Teaching and Learning, (2012 - 2012)
  • Travel Funds Grant for Presentation at Regional/National/International Conference, College of Fine Arts & Art Department, (2012 - 2012)
  • Travel Funds Grant for Presentation at Regional/National/International Conference, College of Fine Arts & Art Department, (2012 - 2012)
  • TRAVEL FUNDS GRANT FOR PRESENTATION AT REGIONAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS & ART DEPARTMENT, (2013 - 2013)
Awards and Honors:
  • Nominee, Digital Category, Spikes Asia Advertisement Competition, 2014
  • Nominee Belbars-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • President's Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Nominee Belbars-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Who's Who in America: 2010 Marquis Publising, New Providence, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumni, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumni, Sookmyung Women's University, 2010
  • Good Design, KIDP (Korea International Design Promotion), 2010
  • Honarable Mention, Savannah Music Festival Poster Design, 2007
  • 3rd Place, National Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design, 2005
  • Honorable Mention, GAIN Design Contest, 2000
  • Honorable Mention, LG International Design, 2000