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Jiwon Woo


2021 - 2023     Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA     

  • Design Engineering  

2015 - 2017     University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Pennsylvania, USA     


2011 - 2013     Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea                                                                                                                 

  • Master of Global Affairs and Policy (Concentration: International Management / International Development Cooperation)

  • Accepted with Scholarship*


2006 - 2009     Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA                                                                                                              

  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Computer Sciences

  • Exchange student to Seoul National University - Seoul, Korea                      

  • Summer Language Program at Waseda University - Tokyo, Japan                           

  • Accelerated graduation*





Summer 2022    Ginkgo Bioworks, Design and Marketing Specialist

  • Design and create marketing materials and workshops for clients 

2019 - 2021    University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer

  • Graphic Design with Creative Technology 

  • Critical and Creative Research

2019 - 2021    University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weizman School of Design, Consulting Team member

  • Design Material Consulting Team for FUSION, NOA Brands

  • Supervisor: Orkan Telhan 

2019 - 2020    Biorealize, Research Designer 

2018               MIT Design Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biodesigner, and Project Coordinator

2015 - 2017    University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant

  • Integrative Design Studio: Biological Design

  • Art, Design, and Digital Culture

  • Advanced Digital Photography

Summer 2016    Singapore University of Technology and Design, Summer Intern  

  • DManD (Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre)

  • Assisted SpaceHack event

  • Assisted Senior thesis research projects



Sep 2022       *Finalist | National Inventors Hall of Fame CIC 2022 - Team A-SEP: Virginia, USA

May 2022       *Finalist | Harvard Innovation Lab PIC 2022 - Team A-SEP: Cambridge, USA

Oct 2021        *Finalist | BDC x Google Sprint 2021 - Harvard University Team Rhomb: USA

Sep 2019        *Winner of Prix ArsArs Electronica Festival 2019 - Honorary Mention: Linz, Austria

Sep 2018        *London Design Festival 2018 - "Biodesign Here Now" by Open Cell, London, United Kingdom


April 2018       *Milan Design Week 2018  PUMA + MIT Design Lab, Milan, Italy                                          

  • Biodesign: Living and Breathing the Future of Performance 

  • Project + Exhibition Coordinator 

May 2017        Winner of the 2017 *Bio Art and Design Award  (BAD Award), Netherlands                                          

Oct 2016         Are We Human?, *3rd Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul

June 2016      *Biodesign Challenge, MoMA, New York, NY                                                                          


Sep 2021 - Jan 2022       *Medical Museion - "The World is in You," University of Copenhagen, Denmark

June 2021       *Bio Design Challenge 2021 - Judge, MoMA New York, USA

June 2020       *Bio Design Challenge 2020 - Judge, MoMA New York, USA

Feb 2020        'Self-salvation 21' - *(Solo-exhibition), POSTSCRIPT, Philadelphia, USA

Oct 2019         *MIT DesForM 2019 - Panelist and speaker, Cambridge, USA

May - Oct  2019       *V&A Victoria and Albert Museum - "FOOD: Bigger than the Plate," London, United Kingdom

June 2019       *Bio Design Challenge 2019 - Panelist and Judge, MoMA New York, USA

Nov 2018        Food Friction at Artez Univerisity - Speaker, Zwolle, Netherlands

Nov 2018        Micro World - Closed conference participation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sep 2018        *Ars Electronica Festival 2018 - "Error - the Art of Imperfection," Linz, Austria

May 2018        Santo Palato - Holy Palate  Korean Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary 

May 2017        Time in Dream is Frozen, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA                                                             

Feb 2017        Passage, FJORD gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                  

Feb 2017        Emerge, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                                  

June 2016      Our Biotech Future(s), School of Visual Arts, New York, NY                                                    

Apr 2016        BioDesign Studio Exhibition, TECH Museum, San Jose, CA                                             


Apr 2016         Lightening Lecture, ICA, Philadelphia, PA                                                                    


Mar 2016        Infortainment, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                       


Dec 2015        BYO: 4 Inquiries into Biological Design, Morgan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                             


2019 - 2021    University of Pennsylvania - Lecturer 

  • Design with Creative Technology 

2015 ~            PennAlumni Interview Program 

  • Interviewing local applicants 

2010 ~            Wellesley College Alumnae Admission Representatives

  • Interviewing local applicants

2013 - 2015    Red Cross Korea, Seoul, Korea

  • Assisted fundraising events and created visual resources


The Common Table, 'My Home, My Biome,' July, 2021

Monthly Design (vol.501) March, 2020

V&A Victoria and Albert Museum 

Ars Electronica 

Women's Wear Daily




Bijutsutecho 美術手帖 Magazine, December 2017 Issue, Japan

NPO Radio 1 

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research


Stroom Den Hagg

Waag Soceity

NOG Nationale


Popular Science

Science Friday



Curate This Philly

Wonderful Engineering

Fungi on your hands that give taste to food - NPO Radio1
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