Jiwon Ryu

I am a designer, illustrator, and artist.


Throughout the course of my life, I have been constantly shaping my own personal definition of design. Through my past experiences, I am able to see the beauty of life through art and design. Design always adds value and quality to my daily life. It is through my past involvement in art and my developing creativity that allows me to closely look at the colours, forms, and ideas of my surrounding. This became my inspiration. Life became my inspiration.

Favourite or most effective re-brand you can think of?

President’s Choice

How would you describe your design style?

Creative and accommodating

What is your favourite typeface?


Other than design, what creative fields interest you most?

Painting and photography

Design Interests

Editorial and Book Design
UI/UX Design
Information Design

Design Therapy Book

Art, Therapy, and Design

This is a documentation of images that were created through the process that resembles the game Exquisite Corpse, where participants are assigned to create an image and is passed on to the next participant so that the process could be repeated. Every participant is unique. Unpredictable results were created.


Please look at this image/images and create your own image in whatever method you would like.

For these participants, both were provided with the same materials. Materials provided were chalk pastels, oil pastes, markers, crayons, watercolour paint, and a brush. After viewing the author’s images, child participant started to draw with a complaint, “why do I have to scribble?” After completing the image, I asked her to create a drawing that she usually enjoys making. After that, senior participant viewed both the author’s and child participant’s drawing. After completing the image, because the image produced was very dull compared to other images, I asked her what she was thinking while creating. She answered, “Life is too complex these days. World is a chaos.”

Participant started with the comment saying, “ I cannot draw very well. I could not afford art lessons when I was young.” After viewing two images participant asked me, “Am I suppose to draw a banana?” my answer was “you can do what ever you would like. She started with drawing a single banana. After that she said, “Oh I have an idea!” she erased everything this image was created.


This proves that anyone could be a designer. Anyone could be an artist.
Anything that gives a break from a typical lifestyle could be therapeutic. For people who did not have to be creative on a daily bases were put into a spot to be creative. In the end, participants were happy and satisfied with their completed work. Thus, design became a therapy.

See more of my work at the graduate showcase