jooyoung hong

jooyoung hong

Blacksburg, VA, US



Jooyoung Hong

Comparing to other people, I have traveled and lived in many places (Thailand/Russia) when I was young and experienced diverse cultures. It lead me to pursue studying in design.

I strongly believe Interior architecture can affect people’s life at the most. Once I started interior design program at Virginia Tech, I did not fully understand what it was. While struggling with given assignments and working in details, I have found myself wanting to design for sustainability, social issues and environmental concerns with affordable or reasonable solutions to the matters with each unique solutions and concepts with architectural design features.

My motto is “Don’t be a designer, be a good designer”. As a designer, I want to contribute and influence the world throughout my works in design. 


SM house, Seoul, Intern

Assist construction site, develop excel template

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Minum Gallery(Interior design Office), Seoul, Intern

Drew basic construction documents using Autocad, Concept research
Lay out presentation board using Indesign Program and Powerpoint

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Exploration of space and structure with architectural background.
Through discussions develop concept and ideas to drawings and think about construction method etc.

Aug 2009 - current



Studio contribution award, Award


Areas of Specialization