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— Grace Jun is a designer, educator and social entrepreneur based in New York. By merging fashion with technology, she pushes the boundaries of universal design to be inclusive of disability and aging.

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Pioneering the next inclusive experiences.

Grace Jun is a thought leader and community builder for diversity and inclusion. Working at the intersection of universal design & fashionable technology, she is an Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, and Executive Director at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit dedicated to making style accessible to people of all abilities.

As a designer, professor and social entrepreneur, Grace equips her community with best practices to challenge quality of life for aging and people with disabilities. From designing graphic interfaces for smart phones and wearables, to constructing accessible blazers for women with breast cancer, she has received nation-wide attention.

 

 
 
 

Notable Press

Make it Awards - Knicks x Squarespace NYC Entrepreneur
SXSW 2018 - Style for All
Vogue- The Next Phase of Inclusive Fashion: Designing for the Disabled
New York Times - Designing for All Abilities
Design Observer, AIGA - The Business of Design
Boston Globe- Designing Clothes to Empower People with Unique Needs
Fast Company- The MIT Lab That’s Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone

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.

 
 

France

Avantex Messe Frankfurt
Paris
Fall 2018

Spain

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

Africa

World Federation for Occupational Therapy, Cape Town  05/21/18

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

 

 

Selected Papers

National Academy of Sciences - Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop.“Health and Medicine Division.” Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop. March 13, 2018. 
Adaptive Clothing and its Application for Female Breast Cancer Patients with Lymphedema - Grace and Sanchez, Vanessa, The 2016 Fiber Society’s Fall Meeting and Technical Conference. Cornell University. Oct, 2016
Shape Changing Materials: Exploring Applications of Smart Memory Alloy with Fabric and 3D Visualizations” - Jun, Grace, Baseta, Efilena and Randhawa, Jaskirat. Research Gate. April 06, 2016. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2900.5209

 
 

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