Chris Ro is a graphic designer based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Chris Ro is a graphic designer based in Seoul, South Korea working on projects spanning both the cultural and commercial sector. Originally educated at UC Berkeley and the Rhode Island School of Design, the thinking behind Chris’ work connects a diverse range of concepts spanning architecture, graphic design, typography, motion, photography and form making. Chris is continuously fascinated by the curious discussions and participation humans have with form. His recent research interests exist in the concept of ‘digital craftsmanship’ and in the interchange between the computer, hand and form. Chris has also been researching the concept of ‘flow’ originally coined and conceived by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. Chris is currently working on several projects exploring concepts and interpretations of ‘Korean’ space. His work has been honored by the Type Directors Club of New York, Communication Arts Typography Annual, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, The Korean Society of Typography, Output, The Cannes Cyber Lions, The Webby Awards and The Favorite Website Awards. He was formerly a chief curator for the Typojanchi 2015 International Typography Biennale. Chris has exhibited his work around the world. Most recently at Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Paris Museum of Arts Decoratifs where his work is now part of both of their permanent collections. Chris’ work is also part of the permanent collection of the National Hangul Museum in Seoul. Chris currently teaches design, typography and form making at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Chris is also a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale(AGI).
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