1953 Born in Seoul, South Korea. He specializes in Korean typography design, identity design and non-commercial images. He finished his diploma graduated with honors in 1978 under professor Myung-kwang Kwon.

In 1981-1984 he taught students at Seoul institute of Arts as a full time lecturer. He moved to Konkuk University from 1985-2019, where he taught many students as a designer and a professor, 2019 retired and is currently an emeritus professor.  1994-1996 and 2009-2011 he has served as the dean at the College of Art & Design, Konkuk University.  2004 he received the President Prize of Education-Konkuk University. 

In 1994 he received the Grand Prize of Korean Font Competition. After 2009, He continuously updated Bright-font and published as an open source font and donated profits to an organization that produces braille for the blind.

2013-2015 he was President of Visual Information Design Association of Korea(VIDAK). He became the chair of Steering Committee and Jury panel of the 2013 International Poster Exhibition Korea. His poster works was recently introduced on the websites of Poland, Canada and Iran.