Hea Jin Ko

Hea Jin Ko

New York, NY, US



Hea Jin Ko is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She is a member of the artist collective Con Artist and works in all forms, testing the boundaries of each form as part of her inquiry. Working with graphic design, motion graphic, painting, works on paper, architectural materials, organic substances, and with each she creates visual maps of connection between what we preconceive as disparate and not connected.

Hea Jin works with architectural materials in the effort to re-create the geometry that lies underneath all forms. With color, she balances the materials. Pushing the boundaries of form, she questions what our confines really are, or if they have been proven immaterial. She explores rigidity of form until it yields as a fluidity of form. The content dictates the form, and so she works in multiple mediums to create statements across genres. Currently, she is focused on finding, and thus illuminating, the fine line of what balance is and what it looks like. 

As a graphic designer for the iconic design destination, ABC Carpet & Home, Hea Jin has the opportunity to practice amongst some of the greatest designers and visionary thinkers of our time. She has created graphic works in her role for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his gallery exhibits at ABC home, materials for Hillary Clinton, Beverly and Derek Joubert, is experienced in branding, web, prints, packaging, motion graphic and exhibition designs. Her previous positions include lead graphic designer for the Gotham Digest magazine and the Atlantic Music Festival.


ABC Carpet & Home, New York, NY, US, Graphic Designer

Dec 2011 - current


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, New Media, Computer Arts

Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, Web Design

Aug 2003 - Sep 2006

Sangmyung University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Animation

Animation Directing, Cartoon Art, Flash Animation

Mar 1998 - Apr 2002

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