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— Grace Jun is a designer, educator and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is passionate about 'making' as a way of learning. By merging fashion with technology for accessibility, Grace pushes the boundaries of universal design.

—  Hello!

I make, learn, and share to create inclusive experiences.

Grace is an Assistant Professor at the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. She serves on FIT Museum’s Body Advisory Committee and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a masters in Design & Technology from Parsons.

From designing graphic interfaces for smart phones and wearables, to constructing accessible blazers for women with breast cancer, Grace's work examines the intersection of fashion & technology. Focused on socially responsible design, she uses code and craft to make interactive explorations that further support her role at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit organization.

 

 
 
 

Notable Press

New York Times - Designing for All Abilities
Design Observer, AIGA - The Business of Design
Boston Globe- Designing Clothes to Empower People with Unique Needs
Parsons School of Design -Parsons’ Open Style Lab is Designing Fashions for People of All Abilities
Our RISD - Developing Wearable Tech
Fast Company- The MIT Lab That’s Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone
Refinery29- Why Some Of The Country's Best & Brightest Spent The Summer Designing Clothes

Speaking + Engagement

 

 

From the White House to ABC Channel News, Grace has been asked to speak about disability and design in numerous settings around the world. She has been fortunate to be supported by academic faculty, inspiring creatives, and a strong community from Open Style Lab.

Africa

Design Indaba 2017
Global Graduate, Speaker
3/1- 3/3/17
Cape Town

France

Avantex Messe Frankfurt 2017
Merging Fashions & Functions, panel
2/9/17
Paris 

US

MD&M East: Panel Speaker 6/14/17

CFDA Fashion Education Summit 3/31/17

Universal Design Conference 3/9/17

Forum for the Future, Second Skin: The Future and Sustainability of Wearable Technology 03/08/16

Harvard School of Education: Innovating for Equality Conference 03/26/16

Spain

Reshape 
Wearable Tech Competition, Judge
10/3- 10/5/17
Barcelona 

South Korea

Yonsei University
Circuit DesignWorkshop
1/15/16
Seoul 

 

 

 

General Inquiries

—  I’d love to hear from you.

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