Kyuha Shim (Q) is a computational designer and researcher based in Pittsburgh. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, director of Type Lab
and co-founder of Punct
. GRAPHIC #37: Introduction to Computation
, a collection of his essays and interviews with graphic design practitioners and researchers on computation has recently been published. Prior to coming to CMU, he held faculty positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Royal College of Art. He worked as a researcher (design) at the Jan van Eyck Academie and research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory.
Q works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of computation. Central to his practice is the use of computational thinking as a methodology for design in creating generative systems informed and driven by data. His work and research has been featured internationally (e.g.,
Design Observer, Wired, Typeroom, IDPURE and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from ADAA, A'Design, AIGA, core77, Graphis, red dot, iF, IEEE, istd, RGD, Spark, Tokyo TDC and output. He has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including AGI Open, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic.
A list of Q's project websites:
(2017), GT by Q
(2014), Code & Type
(2012) and Miscellaneous
(2009-2013). + Say hello
Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University, Q worked as a research resident at Frans Masereel Centrum (May 15 – July 7, 2017).
Commissioned by Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) for the Special Project Exhibition during AGI conference in Seoul 2016. A generative system that presents a critical view of responsive systems through multitudinous transitions and scaling of graphic forms.
GRAPHIC #37, 'Intro to Computation' (2016)
Excerpt from Q's doctoral research in the form of interviews with practitioners and researchers. As special issue editor of the issue, he opened up discourse on the impact of computation in graphic design. Concept, Design and Edit by Q, Graphic Design in collaboration with Minsun Eo. You can
find more about Propaganda
, order a copy
read his reflective essay
. (Winner of Type Directors Club 63 in 2017)
One Remix (2015)
Commissioned by Adrian Shaughnessy for the special exhibition at Typojanchi 2015
(Seoul, KR). A remix of all elements of the exhibition, including essays written by Shaughnessy and banner-posters created by six young graphic designers who are recent graduates from RCA.
(Winner of STA100 by The Society of Typographic Arts in 2016)
G50 Wall (2014)
Digital installation created for GraphicsRCA 50 show, accommodating all works submitted online by alumni. It presents an aspect of the exhibition, as a continuous re-gathering and celebration of our past, present and future.
(Winner of Graphis Design Annual 2016 Silver)
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