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Karam Byun

Karam Byun

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I'm a graphic-media enthusiast attached to experiment with visual communication problems with technology. From building brand identity to researhcing social perception of products. 

As an alumni at ITP, NYU. My passions are closely tied with computational media effects on society, education and religion. I love to translate perspectives to the users language; to move them and lit their dormant passions. I consider myself a digital media designer; detail-oriented visual designer and storyteller of raw human interactions. I am passionate to experiment with interactive platforms to communicate perspectives and culture. 

I am a creative coder with background in media design, technology & architecture

Over the years I have built expertise in design consulting in visual communications, design research with data, building brand identity, systems design thinking, long-term template usage, design communication dynamics. 

All projects take in consideration of the clients need and the needs of the audience. Consisting of well-developed conceptual phases. 

I have a philosophy that every client have their marketing dependables and must be designed to fit the market assets/resources at hand. And that room for experimentation comes with control and responsibility. That creativity is the actionable idea that makes the smallest, but impactful change.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

NYU - Department of Biology, New York City, Lead Graphic Designer

•Lead creative designer in the Biology Department’s rebranding initiatives including projects in brochure design, media templates and imaging with strong typography.
•Researching brand identity to provide refreshing and inviting graphics for the existing Ph.D. program brochure.
•Problem solving to find creative ways to increase awareness of the 2016 Biology Ph.D. Program by upgrading and modernizing the brochure layout and print design.

Mar 2016 - current
 

Soulincode Inc. - Poetics, New York, NY, US, Education R&D, Research Intern

-Education R&D on Common Core Standards for poetics app for education grant filing.
-Structuring research methods, researching candidates for partnership, researching requirements of Common Core for development of research.
-Worked closely with the creative director/ artist.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Huree University, Ulan Bator, MN, Multimedia Department Adjunct Professor

-Taught classes as full-time faculty in the Multimedia department. Created syllabus, worked closely with multimedia department dean.
-Supervised 4-5 senior student groups for thesis projects. Guiding them through ideation phase, storyboarding, video-boarding, project reviews, and thesis writing.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
 

Education 

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interactive Telecommunications Program

Study of recent technologies pertaining to the screen from front-end, back-end, creative coding, physical computing, creating computer languages, making products, user interface, product design research.

Oct 2013 - May 2015
 

Hongik University, Seoul, KR, Masters, International Design School of Advanced Studies

Masters in Digital Media Design studies include Typography, Brand Identity, Design Research, Augmented Reality, Media Art, Environmental Media Studies. Studied under two Architects teaching media design.

Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, A. Alfred Taubman School of Architecture

2 years in the Engineering Department
Transferred to Architecture School to get Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Half a semester in the Music School for a minor in Music.

Oct 2003 - Dec 2008
 

Awards 

Tisch School of Arts Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship

2015
 

Tisch School of Arts Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills