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Sungjun Yu is an innovation designer with a passion for balancing human development and technology.

 

He is based in London and originally hails from Seoul. He recently completed his Master's degree in Design Products (MA) at the Royal College of Art. Previously, he earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Art Education from Hanyang University and also holds a teacher's certificate.

With a background as an art and design teacher and musician, Sungjun's diverse experiences have fueled his interest in various areas. These include human senses and perception, human development, how individuals perceive the world (both in physical and digital spaces through interfaces), interaction through human senses (particularly in sound and haptic experiences), education, psychophysics, and neuroplasticity. His current objective is to design an interactive system that enhances human senses and perceptions, facilitating the simultaneous advancement of both human development and technology.

 

Education

  • Royal College of Art, London, UK (2022 - 2023) MA Design Products

  • Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea  (2013-2019) BFA Applied Art Education

  • Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, US (2018) Exchange Student - Art Education

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK (2018) Design Summer School

  • Gunmyungwon(Non-profit Private Educational Institution) Seoul, South Korea (2022)

     

Work & Relevant Experience 

  • Art Teacher (Head) - Soongmoon High School, Seoul, South Korea (2021 - 2022)

  • Design Teacher - Deokwon Arts High School Seoul, South Korea (2019 - 2020)

  • Pre-service Art Teacher - Warren County Art Education program at WKU for local students, Art Program at Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Observing and student teaching at Morgantown elementary school, Art2Dream at WKU(Art program for elementary students), VSA new understanding(Art program for the student who needs special education), Kentucky, US (2018)

Exhibition

  • London Design Festival (Group) at Cromwell Place, London, UK, 2023

  • RCA2023 (Group) at Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2023

  • <Nerd></Nerd>: Our Beginning and End (Group) at Art Arch Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2019

  • Student Juried Show (Group) at WKU Fine Art Center, Bowling Green, KY, USA, 2018

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