YeoHyun Ahn

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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,, etc. Her works have been published in the books, Graphic Design: the Basics, Type on Screen, and Data-Driven Graphic Design. Her TYPE + CODE series,, have been published through Leonardo, a top journal for Art and Technology, by MIT Press, EVA London, IEEE VIS Arts, and presented at ISEA, AIGA, SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design), Alicante Design Education Forum in Spain, TypeCon, etc. Her new project, Social Homelessness on US Campuses,, is a multidisciplinary art and design project to bring awareness of Asian female faculty in America by using generative selfies. It has been published and presented through ISEA, ARTECH, IEEE GEM, etc. She received 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 the Art department at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Having immigrated as a designer in America brings her to be aware of social inequity, discrimination, and marginality. Currently, she explores computational graphic art for social homelessness being isolated and marginal in professional areas of American society with the project, Selfie + CODE,