I am a designer, educator and researcher in pursuit of visual innovation and social changes in the collaboration between art, design, technology and journalism. As a graphic designer, I am interested in experimenting with traditional and culturally oriented visual expressions such as calligraphy to create my own graphic identity. Through my works, I reinterpret their values into modern and contemporary visual forms. I enjoy working with programming codes directly to overcome the limitations of the Graphic User Interface System of Adobe Packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Through them, I explore visual territories, which have never been unfolded to the public, as innovative visual and typographic solutions in the design world. TYPE + CODE II is a collection of my visual research created by using computer codes directly. It explores the aesthetic of experimental code and data driven typography by using Processing, initiated by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. Initially it began with my MFA thesis, “TYPE+CODE”, at Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2007, and then, it has extended to my longterm research project since I graduated. Through TYPE + CODE II, I have experimented with traditional and cultural oriented calligraphy to reinterpret their forms into modern and contemporary typography with the computer codes. It crosses boundaries between calligraphy, graphic art, typography, and computer art. I use letterform, words, phrases, and sentences to explore innovative typographic forms and solutions by using mathematic expressions, computer algorithms such as Binary tree and L-system and libraries. They convey diversified visual messages addressing environmental issues such as green design, healing through arts, and philosophical and religious interpretation regarding life, death and love. “TYPE + CODE II: a Code Driven Typography”, with a co-author, Ge Jin, was published on April of 2016 in Leonardo, a top journal in art, technology and music, by MIT press. The updated version, TYPE + CODE III, shows the possibilities of an extension of the aesthetic of code-driven typography from cyberspace to physical space by using digital fabrication. My artwork “Y 4.0” out of TYPE+CODE III, with digital fabrication, received the Jurors’ Choice Award at the International Digital Media and Arts’ annual conference in 2015. Now I am working with several branched research projects such as Design + CODE, The Bible + CODE, Math + CODE, and Self Portraits + CODE, with my course, Creative Code, at Valparaiso University. For instance, I advised Caleb Sanchez to submit his artwork, Infinite Blossom, visualizing the golden ratio, which was accepted and exhibited at Bridges 2016, International Conference for math and art, in Jyväskylä, Finland. I presented my visual research, Creative Code, at AIGA Educator’s Conference and at ISEA(International Symposium on Electronic Arts) in 2016. The Bible + CODE is a collection of the computational images inspired by the scripture. It will go to a solo exhibition, The Bible + CODE, in the Campus Center Art Gallery at Dordt College, Iowa, in November of 2017. My recent collaborative project, The Invisible Project, is to bring awareness of the homelessness in Porter County, Indiana. It has partnerships with the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University and several non-profit organizations in Valparaiso. The exhibition, The Invisible Project, included my student works from Comm 598, a graphic design course, at Valparaiso University. As art director, I worked closely with students throughout the year to create pieces for the Invisible Project exhibition. Also my own artwork, “Being Ignored out of The Invisible Project”, was presented at ISEA 2016 Hong Kong. The project crosses boundaries between painting, photography, computer art and journalism. My on-going research project, CODE + Change, will be interdisciplinary design research to incorporate the aesthetics of visual outputs in Processing as design products with digital fabrication in the partnership with internationally recognized designers such as Rick Valicenti.