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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 throughout her time in the USA and Korea. She has worked with many clients, including Samsung, LG, educational institutions and resort companies as a product designer and as a graphic designer.
Teaching Interests:
CI & BI design, Product Design, Service Design,Sustainable Package Design, Dynamic Typography, Information Graphic, User Interface Design, etc.
Research Interests:
Semeiotic, Symbolism, Human interactions, Communication, Language and Cultural influences, Perception, Preconception, paradox of symmetry. Main focus of research is Imperfect Beauty, which is a paradox of perfection based on ideal proportions. Using the principles of symmetry found in the study of physics (including entropy), mathematics and Gestalt theory, my work investigates various measurement system that were developed to find perfect proportion and/or perfect beauty.
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 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