January 26, 2022

Samantha Yoo headshot

Columbus Point out University’s Samantha Yoo was just lately honored by Worldwide Structure Awards, a worldwide organization that exists to realize, rejoice and advertise extraordinary
layout visionaries in parts together with architecture, interior layout, manner and graphic
design and style. Yoo, an assistant professor of graphic layout in the College of the Arts, gained an honorable mention for her piece, “The Magnificence of Hangul: Korean Typography.”

Yoo mentioned the inspiration at the rear of the piece was the practical experience of viewing her father’s
library in Korea. She was drawn in by the vivid variety of Korean calligraphy, with
the more mature kinds of letters capturing the eye in the body of text. Staying from South
Korea at first, Yoo was shocked that she experienced by no means viewed her each day language
as extra than a means of speaking facts. She began to glance into the record
of the Korean alphabet and became fascinated with how it is developed.

Aspects of the piece shell out tribute to the muse, style and background of Hangul, the Korean
alphabet. The piece—a established of 11-inch by 17-inch posters with 10 vowels and 14 consonants—exemplifies
the vivid design that the Korean alphabet has had for generations. Yoo’s submission
was produced with Adobe’s Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop design and style software, with
the use of GungSeo font for the text to give the piece a exceptional appear. The texture
on the poster boards is designed to resemble Korean rice paper, making use of the area
on the poster not occupied by text design. 

“Graphic layout is not just building really points,” Yoo explained. “We can improve people’s
minds…that’s why I want my learners to fully grasp the accurate this means of graphic style.
Style can make modern society superior.” 

Yoo’s other tasks contain a bus ad in New York Town for a NYC shoe retail outlet,
as properly as projects for Nike, Timberland, and CROCS. She has made several e book
cover types and worked on adverts for a undertaking devoted to aiding refugees
from North Korea struggling from starvation.

In the classroom, Yoo teaches upcoming graphic designers the electrical power guiding the function they

“I urge my college students by their assignments to believe outside of their national and cultural
boundaries in purchase to generate a style that is responsive to the diversity of audiences
nowadays,” Yoo stated. “Their design and style principles encourage social commentary and raise recognition
close to problems in lifestyle, race, gender, poverty, criminal offense, and other socially pertinent
matters. By way of these cross-cultural experiences, my goal is to foster a lot more impactful
communication among my pupils, as nicely as aid them garner a superior knowing
of the interwoven encounter of style, culture, and diversity in our lives.”

The Division of Art at CSU delivers rigorous undergraduate and graduate courses for
learners pursuing professions in artistic fields ranging from artwork education and heritage
to studio artwork, design and style and animation. Going to artists and students are on a regular basis in
residence and direct workshops or educate classes in subject areas similar to their inventive
and scholarly get the job done. Learners have the possibility to rent studio house and screen
their function publicly as element of numerous reveals all through the year. Find out far more at https://artwork.columbusstate.edu.