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Introducing the 2024 VCFA GD MFA Global Studio Sessions.

December 20, 2023

The VCFA Graphic Design MFA department proudly presents this year’s edition of Global Studio Sessions. In the past, this has been a lecture series inviting a wide-spectrum of creative practitioners from around the world. We’ve had spotlights on Asia, the Global South, and the Middle East. This year, we have curated the programming around the topic of Hangul Typography. With the rising profile of Korean design, there is a growing group of talented designers and curators who are redefining the genius of King Sejong, who invented Hangul in 1443. Our wonderful speakers this year are Kyung Park, Noheul Lee, and Minjoo Ham. The three comprise individuals who are designing Hangul typography and also creating programming to celebrate the typography of Korea.

More specific info of our speakers are below. Please join us for this great event on January 7th 10:00am EST. Register on Zoom here. Hope to see you there! 


Kyung Park @seoulbruthanumbakyung

Kyung studied Communication Design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design at Milwaukee WI., USA (BFA) and received his MFA in Design Management at Hongik-IDAS in Seoul, Korea. He currently divides his time between Toronto and Seoul.


Noheul Lee @noheul_and_type @lo.ol.type

Passionated by type design, Noheul Lee graduated from the Type and Media program at the KABK, The Hague. Currently she is working as a Hangul & Latin multi-script type designer and a partner of ‘lo-ol type’, a studio based in Geneva & Seoul. Together with her partner Loris, she wants to focus on the production of various Hangul & Latin typefaces.


Minjoo Ham @minjooham_

Minjoo Ham is a type designer from South Korea. With Mark Frömberg, Minjoo Ham founded Hypertype in 2020 in Berlin. In 2014/15 she completed the TypeMedia master course at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, Netherlands, concentrating on research and type design of a Latin and Hangul double-script. Her typeface Dunkel Sans was awarded the fist Prize for Hangeul typeface at the Granshan Competition 2019. Besides working as a designer she attended Typojanchi international typography biennale 2019 as a curator.