MiHyun Kim is a designer, an artist, and an educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication Design specializing in Interaction Design, School of Art and Design at Texas State University. Her research agenda focuses on creating meaningful connections between people and their communities, especially for marginalized members whose narratives are often underrepresented. By using digital technology, human experience design, and data visualization, her interdisciplinary nature of projects serves to create a sense of belonging to enhance humanity.
Prior to coming to the United States to earn her MFA in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, she worked as a graphic designer at COEX (Convention and Exhibition) Center in Seoul, South Korea, one of the most influential cultural venues in Asia.
Her projects have been recognized from numerous international and national design organizations including Interaction Design (IxD) Association, ico-d (International Council of Design), Ars Electronica, CAA (College Arts Association), Cumulus (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media), AIGA Design Educator Community, UCDA Design Education Summit, and eyeO festival.
Her design projects are in the permanent collections at the Lonsford Collection at Purdue University Galleries and the Denmark Poster Museum in Aabyhøj, Denmark.