Sung Jang

Sung is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a fine arts degree and Domus Academy in Milano with a Masters in Design. Sung began his design career in Milano at Samsung Design Milano before taking on a teaching career as a faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Designed Objects program. Since 2013, Sung has served at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Design as an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies to the Industrial Design program. Sung has worked with international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Guzzini, and Roche Bobois and been represented internationally at Venice Biennale, Design Miami, Victoria and Albert Museum, Volume Gallery, Armory Show, Chamber NYC among others.

Through his design and research practice, Sung Jang Laboratory, Sung strives to compose works that carry significance beyond functional extent which display and initiate dialogues regarding design’s roles and capabilities in social, cultural, emotional, artistic realms. One of Sung’s research interest is to understand and articulate qualitative attributes such as beauty, elegance, and extravagance in clear set of insights as methodology for design. In parallel to the independent practice, Sung serves as a partner in Article, LLC, a design consultancy based in Chicago.

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