E Roon Kang

Chair of Graphic Design at CCA.
Operates design studio, Math Practice.
Co-founder of research initiative, 908A.
NYC, Seoul, Honolulu, and SF.

E Roon Kang currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He operates Math Practice, an interdisciplinary design and research studio with interest in studying, evaluating, and criticizing everyday systems and their pursuit of efficiency. He is also a co-founder of 908A, a research initiative and consultancy that focuses on constructing new design tools.

E Roon is the Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at California College of the Arts. Previously, he served as the director of BFA Communication Design at Parsons School of Design, from 2017 to 2020. He was appointed as TED Senior Fellow and worked as a research fellow at SENSEable City Laboratory of MIT.

His work has been selected as an inaugural project of LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab, received NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, recognized by the Young Guns award from Art Director’s Club, shown in places including MoMA, Seoul Museum of Art, and Seattle Public Library, and presented as a part of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism and Venice Biennale of Architecture.

E Roon served as visiting critic for schools including Yale School of Art, Cornell Tech, MIT School of Architecture, University of Seoul, and RISD. He taught courses at Bauhaus-University Weimar, SUNY Purchase, NYU ITP, and Rutgers University, and gave talks at TED Conferences and Cannes Int’l Festival of Creativity among others. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale.