IDEEC International Design Education Expo & Conference (GENERAL ADMISSION)

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SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio

San Jose, CA 95113

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NOTE: If you are an invited guest (VIP) or speaker, please reserve your ticket with the VIP/ SPEAKER ADMISSION, not GENERAL ADMISSION. Additional guests of VIP/Speakers will be reserved with General Admission!

If you'd like to make a donation, please select the "donation" ticket when reserving.


August 16th - 18th, 2019


SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio

San Jose, CA 95113


The Conference

Lectures on design education will be held in the Hammer Theatre by professional lecturers and educators in visual design, typography, information design, UI & UX design, animation, and illustration. There will be 5 themed lectures, 15 lectures, and 2 round table discussions held over the three day conference. It will be a meaningful time to share opinions on practical design and design education through presentations focusing on research projects and examples.

The Exhibition

Exhibitions will be held onsite at the Hammer Theatre in two formats. The first is the Education Exposition format, which showcases the participating educational institutions' curriculum, educational goals, and specialization cases. The second format is the exhibition of works by individual students and professors in the gallery. A book of all participating educational institutions and works will also be published.

For design schools, faculty, students, and young designers the conference will:

  • Provide valuable exposure for the school’s academic pedagogy and student work to an international audience of design community members.

  • Enable the students and faculty to benefit from the exchange of international design methodologies, influences and inspiration.

  • Elevate the profile of the school and increase the stature of the program within the international design education community.

  • Inspiration from leading professional designers’ global experience and trends.

  • Cultivate symbolic and dynamic exchanges between design education, design research, and industry through multicultural design aspects.

ideec Host

Graphic Design Program: Department of Design

San Jose State University



The first IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference) will be held August 2019 in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Each member institution will host the event in turn once a year, during the summer. This year’s event will take place at Hammer Theatre in downtown San Jose, California near the San Jose State University campus. Hundreds of faculty and student groups from international universities are invited to display their design research and projects along with leading industry professional designers.

This event consists of three parts: a conference, exhibition, and workshop. San Jose State University is partnering with the Granshan Foundation (non-Latin typography research and practice organization) and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) to host this exciting free conference to share the value and diversity of design education with invited international educational institutions.

ideec Speakers

Kit Hinrichs - Creative Director, Studio Hinrichs

Hugh Dubberly - Principal, Dubberly Design

Sang-soo Ahn - Director, PaTi (Paju Typography Institute)

Dawn Zidonis - Executive Director, AIGA San Francisco Chapter

Boris Kochan - CEO, Kochan & Partner

Chang Sik Kim - Coodinator/Professor, IDEEC & San Jose State University

Martin Venezky - Professor, CCA MFA Design

Xiao Yong - Professor, CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Christopher Scott - Professor, University UTE

David Hisaya Asari - Professor, CCA (California College of Arts)

Jee-Hyun Kim - Professor, Hansung University

Scott Snibbe - Entrepreneur/Artist, Facebook

Ken-tsai Lee - Associate Professor, NTUST

Hisaki Nate - Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University

Douglas May - Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Kyuha Shim - Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Yusuke Uchiyama - Associate Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University

Zhao Liu - Associate Professor, CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Tony Sungsik Lee - Professor, Samsung Art and Design Institute

Diane Lee - Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

Phil Hamlett - Professor, Academy of Art University

Jeff Biancalana - Independent story board artist

Sung Hwan Jang - CEO, Infographics Lab 203

Yoon Chung Han - Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

Yanling Wang - Product Design Manager, Facebook

Dongsik Hong - Professor, Pukyung National University

Eric Olivares Lira - Art Director, COCO School Mexico

Jean-Benoit Levy - Adjunct Faculty, SJSU & SFSU

Wei-chao Hsu - Assistant Professor, Tainan University of Technology

Mari Hulick - Associate Professor, San Francisco State Univertsity

Xueqin Hu - CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Earl Gee - Creative Director, Gee + Chung Design / San Jose State University

Ping Wu - Donghua University

Chen Wang - Professor, California State University, Fullerton

TBA - Hanbat University

TBA - San Jose State University

ideec Partners

GRANSHAN Foundation e.V.



AIGA San Francisco

The Professional Association for Design


The Korea Contents Association


ideec Sponsors

Tokyo Polytech University


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