Kyuha (Q) Shim is a designer, researcher and Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to coming to CMU, he held faculty positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Royal College of Art. He has guest lectured at numerous schools including Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Kingston University, The University of the Arts, Hongik University and Seoul National University. Also, he worked as a research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory (2012-2013) and researcher (design) at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2013-2014) and Frans Masereel Centrum (2017).
Shim works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with 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 work and research has been featured internationally (e.g., Design Observer, Wired, Typeroom, IDPURE and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from ADAA, A'Design, AIGA, core77, Graphis, red dot, iF, IEEE, istd, RGD, Spark, Type Directors Club (Tokyo & New York) 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 Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including Open AGI, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic.