Un-Jeong Ko

Communications and Service Designer
Un-Jeong is a Communications and Service Designer working on various projects at Innovation Unit. She divides her time and expertise between focusing service design, communication design and ethnographic research.

Un-Jeong is a designer with a strong background in communication design and is interested in using the service design process to make a positive impact in both society and in people’s everyday lives. She uses her communication design expertise to produce better engaging workshop materials and also generates ideas to solve social problems. While she studied her MA in Design: Critical Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, she has developed her skill in design and critical thinking, in-depth design research and interdisciplinary approaches to discover new experiences and services to engage with people.

Before coming to the UK, she worked in an advertising industry and a corporation as a designer in Seoul, Korea. While doing this, she developed her knowledge of: graphic design, directing branding application design and communication through storytelling/visual messages. This experience provided her a solid grounding towards an interest in making design more socially meaningful.

She also worked at Shift, a UK social enterprise designing products that address social problems by helping people make better choices. During her time at Shift, she was involved in researching, designing and facilitating community workshops as part of their Historypin project. She also designed a series of decision tool-kits to be used for engagement purposes during the 2014 London design festival; with the aim of giving reflection to others to think about their decisions in different forms through everyday life.

Un-Jeong also spends her time at A New Direction, connecting young people and education with the arts and culture in London.