Taekyeom is an educator, researcher, and multidisciplinary designer using the artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research explores unconventional methods of creating multi-dimensional type, graphics, and even designed objects with materials and techniques unique to typography and graphic design. As a design researcher, he tries to develop, test, and find emerging technologies in artistic and creative practices. He infused 3D printing into his research and experimented with various digital methods and conventional and unconventional materials.