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Hye Jeong Park

Hye Jeong Park

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Studio Faculty

School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-3523


  • Ph.D. Human Computer Interaction, Iowa State University, USA
  • M.F.A. Graphic Design, Iowa State University, USA
  • B.F.A. Sculpture, Gachon University, South Korea

Professional/Academic Experience

2022 - Present: Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, School of Art and Design, University of Northern Colorado, USA
2018 - 2022: Record of Instructor, Graphic Design, College of Design, Iowa State University, USA
2013 - 2020: Graphic Designer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Economic and Development, Iowa State University, USA
2007 - 2011: Graphic Designer, Dong Bang Musical Company, South Korea

Dr. Hye Jeong Park is a scholar, educator, and graphic designer. Her interdisciplinary research and design projects, integration of Graphic Design and Human-Computer Interaction, focus on the development of individuals’ creative ability and user experience (UX). She participates in international conferences, publishes research articles and design work, and collaborates with diverse organizations. 

Other Experience

Dr. Park has about 10 years of professional work experience as a graphic designer in both US and South Korea. Her research/design team (Team K) was nominated as a finalist in Work Design Magazine’s the Next Work Environment Competition 2021.

Research/Areas of Interest

Dr. Park’s current research focuses on empathy and creativity toward user-centered design. In particular, her primary research purpose is to investigate how empathy promotes students’ creative idea generation based on individual differences as a motivator in the creative process.

Additionally, Dr. Park’s areas of specialization include Design Thinking, design/creative process, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), interaction design (IxD), designing for diverse users, and higher education.

Honors and Awards

2021 Work Design Magazine’s the Next Work Environment Competition 2021