Welcome to Breathing Margins! My name is Jisun An and this website showcases my visual design work and blog posts.

I’ve studied visual design and art. I have a B.A. Visual Communication Design from Ohio State University, a B.F.A. Art Education from Sungkyunkwan University, and a M.S.in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

I have extensive work experience in visual design. I worked as a freelance designer and interned at Wexner Center for the Arts. After that I worked as a graphic designer at Lorenc+Yoo Design. Then I worked at Fleishman-Hillard in Washington, D.C. At Georgia Tech, I worked for the [ICE] Lab/Studio and Public Design Workshop. Also I taught Graphic Design courses at Herzing University and worked at the University of Michigan as a graphic designer. I am currently teaching at Kyungil University.

My resume can be viewed below and downloaded here.

Work Experience

Assitant Professor

September 2011 — Current

Kyungil University

Daegu, South Korea

Graphic Designer

September 2010 — July 2011

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Graphic Design Instructor

September 2010 — March 2011

Herzing University

Toledo, Ohio

Courses: Illustration Fundamentals, Art History, and Web in Motion

Senior Visual Designer

June 2009 — August 2010

QuietSimple, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Main projects included TechDrawl (www.techdrawl.com): logo, visual design; Riley McLendon, LLC (www.rileymclendon.com): web design

Research Assistant / Visual Designer

January 2008 — May 2009

Imagination, Computation, and Expression [ICE] Lab / School of Literature Communication and Culture

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Main projects included “Loss, Undersea”, Chameleonia. Designed handouts, logo, poster, visual graphics for interactive narrative/multimedia and game project

Visual Designer / User Experience Designer

June 2008 — August 2008

Fleishman-Hillard Digital

Washington, D.C.

That Guy (www.thatguy.com): web site audit, navigation design, print design; Alumni Association of the University of Michigan (www.alumni.umich.edu): usability testing, graphic production; National Business Aviation Association (www.nbaa.org): visual design, usability testing

Graphic Designer

September 2003 — July 2007

Lorenc+Yoo Design

Atlanta, Georgia

Designed systematic graphic elements for environments, site & architectural design guidelines documentation, and Requests for Proposals documentation. Designed marketing brochures, redesigned a company web site, and newsletter. Main projects included Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall (Rochester, MN); Cushman & Wakefield Showroom (Las Vegas, NV); Burlington Town Center Mall Signage (Burlington, VT); Dubai Festival City Golf Course Signage; (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); Jumeirah Golf Estates (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); Davidson Companies’ Graphic Manual Guide Design (St. Augustine, FL); X Team Tradeshow Exhibit (Las Vegas, NV); Eli Lilly Corporate Exhibit (Indianapolis, IN)

Freelance Designer / Undergraduate Student Design Intern

September 2002 — August 2003

Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Designed advertisements, flyers, posters, mailers, and gallery signage for promoting Wexner Center events


Master of Science in Digital Media

August 2007 — May 2009

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Master’s project: An Online Photographic Food Diary for Middle Childhood
Committee Chair, D. Carl DiSalvo, Ph.D.
Committee Reader, D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D.
Committee Reader, D. Janet Murray, Ph.D.
Relevant Coursework: Principles of Interactive Design; Design, Technology and Representation; Computation as an Expressive Medium; Human-Computer Interaction; eTV Prototyping Group; Human-Computer Interaction Professional Practicum; Information Design; Public Design Workshop Studio; Imagination, Computation, and Expression [ICE] Studio

Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design

September 1999 — June 2003

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Senior show project: Book Design — Selected Historical Architecture of German Village in Columbus, Ohio
Advisors: Professor, Brian Stone, Paul Nini, & Peter Kwok Chan

Graduated Cum Laude

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education

March 1994 — January 1998

Sungkyunkwan University

Seoul, South Korea

Specialized in Sumie Painting

Honors and Awards

Placed in the top three of The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Portfolio Review, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2003

Edith Fergus-Gilmore Memorial Scholarship, The Ohio State University, College of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, March 2002

John Jay Scholarship, The Ohio State University, Department of Design, Columbus, Ohio, March 2002

Merit Scholarship, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, Korea, March 1994 — January 1998


An, Jisun. “Usability Testing of Oral Health Education Applications – Based on a Comparison of Dentify and Toothflix -.” Journal of Korea Design Forum No.49 (2015): 203-216.[PDF Download]

An, Jisun. “Korean University Students’ Attitudes towards Anonymous Peer Critiques in
Graphic Design Education.”
Korea Science & Art Forum(KSAF) Vol.22 (2015): 207-220.[PDF Download]

An, Jisun. & Powell, Natasha., “Korean University Students’ Perceptions of Design Critique
-Based on Focus Group Interviews-.”
Journal of Korea Design Knowledge(KDK Journal)
No.31 (2014): 1-10.[PDF Download]

Work Featured

Heller, Steven., eds. Teaching Graphic Design. Allworth Press: New York, 2003. p.68.