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Ted Shin

Assistant Professor Department of Industrial Design

"Ted" Jinseup Shin, Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, received his MFA Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Previous to that he earned his BFA degree in Product Design from the Yeungnam University in Korea.

He worked for Samsung Electronics in Korea for seven years where he designed various products, including Samsung's first clamshell type cell phone that changed their entire production line. He was one of 12 designers from over 700 Samsung designers to be on a special design program in Samsung that allowed him to travel to many countries where he studied how different cultures impact design solutions.

Ted brings this practical experience to his teaching industrial design at MSU Denver. His courses include: Intermediate ID, Model Making, Advanced ID II, and advanced visualization techniques. Ted’s interests are in product-people interaction design, cultural design, new materials and technologies, and creativity. He is a member of IDSA and actively working with companies as a professional design consultant.

Known for his sense of humor and curiosity, Ted describes himself as “technology geek.” On weekends, he spends time with his family. Ted’s involvement with the Korean community in Denver includes tutoring first and second generation Koreans, and working as a translator and as a graphic artist, designing posters for Korean businesses and events. He can recommend any number of good Korean restaurants in the Denver area.

MSU Denver is a good place to work. There is a lot of dedication among my colleagues. I spend a lot of time at work, with my students and colleagues. For me, it’s like having a second family. I’ve lived in many countries and in many cities all over the world, and Denver is the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. We are one mile closer to heaven than other cities. Nature is gorgeous, and there are no mosquitoes, humidity, or tornados.

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