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Don Ryun Chang

Don Ryun Chang
Don Ryun Chang is currently advisor for the Korean Olympic Committee, Seoul Metropolitan government and is the author of five books including 'How to succeed in business with design', 'Brand Media Innovation' and 'Birth of Place', which is in its second printing.

Don was born to diplomat parents and grew up on five continents. He was educated at the University of British Columbia, the Parsons School of Design,and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Don then worked for several organisations such as Nara Advertising, Design Focus in Korea, Steiner & Co. in Hong Kong, and was Creative Director for the Infinite Group. Don founded DC&A in 1991, which later became one of the leading identity companies in Asia. The company merged with Interbrand in July 1999 and has developed acclaimed identities for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea Telecom, Shinhan Bank and Korea Tourism Office.

Don became the first President of the Icograda from the continent of Asia in 2007. He has received numerous international design awards from prestigious organisations such as the Brno and Warsaw Poster Biennale and the Type Directors Club of New York. Don lectures widely on branding and is currently professor at Hongik University where he teaches branding and design management and was the former Dean of the Graduate School of Advertising. He has served as Vice President of the Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK) and was the Executive Organising Director for the 2000 Icograda Millennium Congress in Seoul.


Session: Tuesday, 27 April 7:00-8:30 - Kenote panel