Taekyeom is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made three-dimensional type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenge and seek a new way to create tangible letterforms in three-dimensional space. He has known for his self-built 3D ceramic printers and three-dimensional ceramic type and objects. His research has drawn interest nationally an internationally. His interests in graphic design are not solely focused on unconventional typography but also explore a diverse area of interests and experience like artist book, ceramics, web design, hand lettering, machine lettering, digital fabrication, and art/design pedagogy.