Soojung Ham, IDSA

Soojung Ham, IDSA  |  Rhode Island School of Design

Soojung Ham, IDSA, is an associate professor in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design, and held the position of department head from 2013 to 2015. Brought up in Seoul, Korea, Ham earned her bachelor's degree in painting from Ewha University and a bachelor's in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Before becoming a full-time faculty member at RISD in 2004, she began her career as an in-house product designer at Samsonite, A.T. Cross and Gillette, where many of her products were brought successfuly to the market. While establishing her expertise as an educator, Ham continued to maintain her professional practice as a design consultant for several companies, including Gillette and Samsung Electronics.  In 2014, she created her own design company, Studio Duuri.