Seyong Ahn
(B. 1984, Seoul, KR)
Email: seyong@ordinarypeople.kr
Tel: +1 (551) 259-7707



EDUCATION
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US
MFA, Graphic Design
Graduate Fellowship, 2018–2020  
Thesis: My Millennial Asian Fetishized Fantasy
2018–2020

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US
Certificate in Collegiate Teaching in Art + Design
Immersive year-long program of collegiate pedagogy
2019–2020

Hongik University, Seoul, KR
BFA, Visual Communication Design
Concentration in Typography, Editorial Design, Branding
Studied with notable designers: Sang-soo Ahn and Helmut Schmid
2005–2012



TEACHING & MENTORING
Hongik University, Seoul, KR 
Guest Lecturer 
2020

Paju Typography Institute, Paju, KR
Guest Lecturer
2020

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, US
Visiting Lecturer
Lecture & workshop: Boxing
2020

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US
Instructor 
Typography Elective, Winter-Session
2019

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US
Teaching Assistant,
Typography III (Minkyung Kim, Instructor)
2019

Topawards Asia, JP 
Judge
2018

Design Camp, Seoul, KR
Mentor, Ordinary People Team 
2015–2017

Seoul Woman’s University, Seoul, KR
Guest Lecturer
2015



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ordinary People, KR/US
Art Director/Founding Partner
www.ordinarypeople.info
2015–Present

RISD Museum, Providence, RI, US
Graphic Designer
Exhibition Documentation, Repair and Design Futures
2018–2019

Samsung Electronics, Seoul, KR
Designer
Mobile Division Headquarter
User Experience R&D, Brand Communication, CMF, Packaging
2012–2015

Samsung Design Membership, Seoul, KR
Designer
2007–2011



EXHIBITIONS—Individual Participant
RISD Grad Show 
Online
Participated
2020

RISD Graphic Design Biennial
Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, US
Participated
2019

New Public Design 2017
Culture Seoul Station 284, Seoul, KR
Commissioned
2017

Graphic Design Festival Scotland
The Light House, Glasgow, Scotland
Selected
2017

Connected Body and the Specific Places
Bus Stations in Seoul, KR
Commissioned
2017

100film 100 posters 2016
Jeonju Intl. Film Festival, Jeonju, KR
Commissioned
2016

Prada Transformer Final event
Gyeonghui Palace, Seoul, KR
Commissioned
2009



EXHIBITIONS—Collective Participant (Ordinary People)
Unknown Asia Art Exchange
Osaka, JP
Invited
2017

Here is zine Tokyo 15
Cultuart by beams, Tokyo, JP
Invited
2017

Korean Society of Typography
Doosung Paper Gallery, Seoul, KR
Member
2017

Spring of PyeongChang
Culture Seoul Station 284, Seoul, KR
Commissioned
2017

Korea: Design + Poster
The Design Museum, München, DE
Invited
2017

AGI Special Project <I Love Seoul>
DDP, Seoul, KR

Commissioned
2016

24open
Mmm Records, Seoul, KR
Organizer
2016

Korea now!
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR
Invited
2015

Typojanchi
Culture Seoul Station 284, Seoul, KR
Commissioned
2015

Everyday Graphic Calendar
DPPA, Seoul, KR
Organizer
2014

The Bremen
Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, KR
Organizer
2011






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