Graphic design in
contemporary Korea:
an oral history project
by Zara Arshad
An incomplete,
Image caption:
1. Brand identity for Hyundai department store by studio fnt.

Interview details
Narrators: KIM Heesun and LEE Jaemin
Interviewer: Zara Arshad
Interpreter: AHN Mei
Date: Thursday 22 August 2019
Location: The designers’ studio in Seoul, South Korea
Length: approx. 1 hour, 19 minutes

A transcript of this interview has been deposited at the Archive and Research Institute of the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea. Please contact the institution for access. This interview was conducted in Korean and translated into English.

(b. 1978, Seoul) Kim Heesun is a partner and Creative Director of studio fnt. After studying industrial design at KAIST, she led various local and international projects involving corporate branding and events management. She joined studio fnt in 2011.

(b. 1979, Seoul) Lee Jaemin is a partner, art director and graphic designer of studio fnt. He studied visual communication design at Seoul National University before founding studio fnt in 2006. Lee Jaemin teaches visual communication design at the University of Seoul. He has been a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2016.