Kyuha Shim is a computational designer, researcher and Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Faculty Affiliate of the MSCD Computational Design program in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design, and technology, with a particular interest in the language of computation. Central to his practice is the use of computational thinking as a methodology for design in creating generative systems informed and driven by data. His recent publication as special issue editor, GRAPHIC 37: Introduction to Computation (2016) investigates the impact of computation in graphic design practices through conversations with 15 practitioners and researchers in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Prior to CMU, he held faculty positions at RISD and RCA. He has guest lectured and taught at numerous schools including Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Kingston University in the United Kingdom, and Hongik University, Seoul National University and Samsung Art and Design Institute in South Korea.
Previously, Shim worked as a research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory (2012-2013) and as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands (2013-2014). He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium (Summer 2017), Facebook's Analog Research Lab in Menlo Park, CA (Summer 2019). He worked as a designer at design studios including LUST (2011) in The Hague, Netherlands, and Vinyl (2009-2010) in Seoul, South Korea.
Shim’s work and research have been featured internationally (Design Observer, Wired, Typeroom, IDPURE, and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from Adobe Design Achievement Awards, A'Design, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, core77, Graphis, red dot, iF, IEEE, International Society of Typographic Designer, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers, The Society of Typographic Arts, Spark, Tokyo Type Directors Club and output. He has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals such as Open AGI, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi (International Typography Biennial) and Seoul Design Olympic.
Shim is an advisory board member for AHFE International Conference: Human Factors in Communication of Design. He holds an M.F.A. in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a B.F.A. in Digital Media Design from Hongik University.