UW–Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn, an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Education’s Art Department, is the recipient of the 2022 Educator Award from the Society of Experimental Graphic Design (SEGD).
The SEGD Educator Award recognizes academic members who have demonstrated the cultivation and practice of design across the organization’s practice areas, including interaction design, exhibition design, creative technology, installation, and public projects.
A blog post announcing the 2022 award winners notes that Ahn “consistently pushes for inclusivity and diversity in graphic design education” and “investigates academic marginality in the field,” through her work on projects including “Social Homelessness on U.S. Campuses” and “Design for Belonging.”
The announcement also notes that Ahn presented her work on this topic in a traveling exhibition titled “Evolving Graphic Design,” which features design educators from across the U.S. and celebrates inclusivity in design practices. Additionally, Ahn leads UW–Madison’s design studies area and develops new courses in experiential graphic design.