Faculty Since 2017
BFA, Communication Design from Hongik University in South Korea
MFA, Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Taek Kim is a graphic designer based in Chicago who most recently worked at Thirst (3st.com), a collaborative design studio. He joined the Graphic Design faculty at Trinity College as a visiting assistant professor in the fall of 2017.
Kim received a BFA in Communication Design from Hongik University in South Korea and MFA in Visual Communication
Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
His work focuses on forming a visual narrative through typography and interactive spaces. Utilizing experimental communication methodology with multiple perspectives, Kim seeks unique formal expressions in his design process. Of late, he is working on issues related to marginalization and invisibility.
Kim’s design works have been internationally recognized by the Netherlands :output award, Tokyo TDC, Graphis, Adobe Design Achievement Award, TDC NY, the Society of Typographic Arts, Communication Arts and Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship. They have also been exhibited in the China International Poster Biennial in Hangzhou, Korean Society of Typography Exhibition, Design Conference at the University of Bridgeport, Typeforce, and STA Archive Exhibition in Chicago.
A selection of Kim’s works is included in the permanent collections of the Joan Flasch Artists’ Books and Chicago Design Archive.