Why Not Smile / Hoon Kim

Thu, May 15, 2014

Hoon Kim is a founder at Why Not Smile, a graphic design studio in New York City. Why Not Smile has earned recognition from various organizations such as AIGA, ADC, D&AD, TDC, Print, Brno Graphic Design Biennial, and Chaumont Poster and Graphic Design. Prior to forming Why Not Smile, Hoon has worked for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Practise, Samsung Design Membership, Crosspoint, spanning New York, London, and Seoul since 2000. He holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, a teaching certificate from Brown University, and a BFA from Seoul National University, Korea. Hoon has taught at Harvard University, Pratt Institute and RISD and given lectures at the Royal College of Art in London, Princeton University, Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, and various schools internationally. He has been awarded as The Design Leader by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea and the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP).


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