Phil Choo, Associate professor and Designer, teaches graphic design courses at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Choo earned his MFA from Iowa State University and was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota for three years before joining OSU in 2005.
He creates body of work to challenge and value design as a creative problem-solving process, making objects, need finding, risk-taking, redefining lives, beauty combined with effectiveness, and the outcome of collaborations. After years of his success as a graphic designer, he is currently expanding his research interests to 3D functional objects and interdisciplinary study with Business, Engineering, and other disciplines.
His work ranges from printed design to interactive design. His designs have been nationally and internationally awarded and exhibited: 32 awards: 11 ADDY awards at the regional and national level, three international awards, 10 national awards, and eight regional awards. The projects have also reached audiences through 23 exhibitions: three international exhibitions, 10 national exhibitions including three solo exhibitions, and 10 regional exhibitions. Moreover, he has been active in presenting his research at professional conferences. His creative works have also been published in international books: Art Design Institute Graphic Design Annual 1, Hangzhou, China and No One Missing 1: Play Fonts - Cutting-Edge Designs Inspired by the Font Application, Shenyang, China. Funding from 15 grants supported him to conduct research, deliver presentations at conferences, and exhibit creative projects nationally and internationally. His research efforts were also recognized by the OSU College of Arts & Sciences. He was also nominated for the Wise-Diggs-Berry Award and received the Student Council Outstanding Professor Award.
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