Graphic Design program adds new faculty member

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Huiwon Lim, previously a lecturer in the Department of Graphic Design at Iowa State University, will join the faculty of the Graphic Design program within the Stuckeman School as an assistant professor on Aug. 16.

Lim taught undergraduate courses in graphic design, core design and interdisciplinary design in the College of Design at Iowa State and was a recipient of the university’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.

His interests lie in visual communications, environmental graphic design, brand experience, human-computer interaction, user experience design, visualizing information and exhibition design.

“We are excited about Huiwon’s arrival at Penn State this fall and believe he is going to bring a lot of excitement to our program with excellent teaching and research experience in an array of graphic design,” said Phil Choo, professor and head of the Graphic Design program. “His versatility will enhance our various courses, including Design Foundation, Typography, UX/UI Design and Data Visualization.”

Lim earned his M.F.A. in Graphic Design, a graduate certificate in human-computer interaction and a master’s degree in environmental graphic design at Iowa State. As a student, he won the Best of Category Award in Environmental Graphic Design at the Annual Art Director’s Association of Iowa Design Exhibition in 2016.

A native of Gunsan, Korea, he has a bachelor’s degree in art and engineering from the Handong Global University in Pohang, Korea.