Next June 13, within the framework of the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design we will receive Na Kim, who is a graphic designer currently based in Seoul and Berlin, as a member of Table Union. She has focused on the visual language on autonomous works as well as various cultural commissioned projects.
About Na Kim
Na Kim worked as a graphic designer at the very heart of the small-scale but prolific design studios that became an established trend in Seoul from the mid-2000s. And as an artist, she’s taken part in numerous exhibitions at major art museums and galleries in her home country. After studying industrial and visual design in Korea, Kim left to study in the Netherlands at Werkplaats Typografie, where she produced experimental works of design, such as her independent magazine umool umool.
She was also chief editor and art director of another magazine in Amsterdam, called Graphic, which is still mentioned today as a kind of textbook for many designers. Returning to Seoul in 2012, Kim expanded the scope of her avant-garde activities, deploying original style like a weapon.
Table Union and other projects
She founded Table Union, a design studio also serving as a new creative platform. At the same time, she has continuously worked as a graphic designer collaborating with various artists and institutions, as an art director crafting spaces for different brands, and as a university professor. Recently she has been presenting different variations with her ‘SET’ wall art series, taking as her reference the book SET, a collection of design elements from the artist’s work.