ABOUT HAIRI HAN
Hairi Han is Associate Professor of Graphic Arts and Design at Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. She received an M.F.A. in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a B.S. in Human Environment and Design from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Before joining Benedictine University, she taught graphic design at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As a design educator, she emphasizes the development of each student's personal artistic vision, experimental expression, craftsmanship, and conceptual problem-solving.
In addition to teaching, she continues to work in the field of graphic design, primarily creating books as an art form. Professor Han has received various art awards, and her artist’s books have been shown in numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions in the US, South Korea, and Italy. Through the books, she explores the emotional interaction of visual storytelling by combining traditional hand-crafted skills with modern digital technologies. Currently, she is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), the University and College Designers Association (UCDA), the Illinois Higher Education Art Association (IHEAA), the College Book Art Association (CBAA), and the Korea Book Art Association (KBAA).