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Jayme Yen

County: King County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2023
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Jayme Yen is a Taiwanese-American graphic designer and design teacher. Her work explores the poetics of visual information and the reader’s experience of word, page, screen, and space. She works on exhibition identities, books and other forms of publishing, often in collaboration with curators, artists, and writers. Her artistic research focuses on experimental publishing that pushes both the conceptual and formal possibilities of what a book can be. She is currently working on IDIOM, a series of artist’s books / zines that examines how written and visual metaphors create shared languages and common culture.  

A graduate of the Yale School of Art graphic design MFA program, Jayme has been a design fellow at the Walker Art Center and a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands. She has curated and participated in exhibitions in The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, and the Czech Republic. Her work has been recognized by AIGA’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, the D&AD awards, and is archived at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Jayme has taught publication design and information visualization at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design and taught workshops and given talks at Ryerson University, Boston University, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, among others. Jayme is also a co-founder and co-organizer of the Seattle Art Book Fair, a free annual festival that celebrates independent publishing, book design, and books-as-art. 

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