Kyuha Shim (Q) is a designer and researcher based in Pittsburgh. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, director of Type Lab and co-founder of Punct. He is the editor of GRAPHIC #37, Introduction to Computation (2016), and author of Computation in Graphic Design (expected 2019). He worked as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie and research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory.
He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Frans Masereel Centrum, Facebook's Analog Research Lab. Q works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of computation. Central to his practice is the use of
computational thinking as a methodology for design in creating generative systems informed and driven by data.
His work and research has been featured internationally (e.g., Design Observer, Walker Art Center, Wired, IDPURE and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from ADAA, A'Design, AIGA, core77, Graphis, red dot, IEEE, iF, istd, RGD, Spark, TDC, Tokyo TDC and output. He has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including AGI Open, Beijing Design Week, Dubai Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic.