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Huiwon Lim
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Huiwon Lim
Department of Graphic Design
24B Borland

Huiwon Lim joined the Penn State graphic design faculty in August 2019 as an assistant professor. He previously served as a lecturer at Iowa State University, which is where he earned his M.F.A. in Graphic Design, a graduate certificate in human-computer interaction, and a master's degree in environmental graphic design. 

His interests lie in visual communications, environmental graphic design, brand experience, human-computer interaction, user experience design, visualizing information, and exhibition design.

During his time in Ames, Iowa, Lim taught undergraduate courses in graphic design, core design, and interdisciplinary design. He was also named a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at Iowa State in 2017. 

As a student, he won the Best of Category, Environmental Graphic Design Award at the 58th Annual Art Director's Association of Iowa Design Exhibition in 2016. 

Lim is a member of AIGA and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design.

A native of Gunsan, Korea, Lim has a bachelor's degree in art and engineering from the Handong Global University in Pohang, Korea. 


M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Iowa State University

Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, Iowa State University

M.A. in Environmental Graphic Design, Iowa State University

Bachelor of Art and Engineering, Handong Global University

Honors + Awards

2017 Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University

2016 Best of Category, Environmental Graphic Design, 58th Annual ADAI Design Exhibition

2006 Special Selection, International Communication Design Competition, Korea

2004 Selection Prize, 39th Korean Industrial Design Exhibition

Exhibitions + Presentations

2018 Convergence Art & Design International 2018
Invited, Zhijiang College of Zhejiang University of Technology, Shaoxing Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China.

2016 58th Annual ADAI (Art Director's Association of Iowa) Design Exhibition
West End Salvage, Des Moines, IA, USA. 

2015 International Design Congress
Gwangju, Korea.  

2004 39th Korea Industrial Design Exhibition
KIDP, Sungnam-si, Korea. 


Generating branding buzz on social media for a pop-up store: Focused on brand experience
Iowa State University, 2018

Poster for the Convergence Exhibition by Huiwon Lim
Branding for a new ice cream shop by Huiwon Lim