Jang Won Yoon enrolled in Yonsei University in Korea to study biotechnology. After rediscovering his childhood passion for drawing, Yoon realized that his talents lie not in science, but in design, and he began venturing into design classes. After completing his biotechnology degree, and with encouragement of his mentors, Yoon relocated to the United States to study Industrial Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
While at Art Center, Jang began studying product design and soon expanded to furniture and space. Raffina, Yoon’s initial foray into furniture design, was awarded first place in the contract division in the Design Emphasis competition and was subsequently exhibited by the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, GA. At Continuum in Boston, MA, Yoon was exposed to a variety of disciplines and designers. Working in a trans-disciplinary studio with Honda and Milliken, Yoon designed sustainable automobile interiors for a targeted female audience between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Through Cory Grosser Design and Strategy in Los Angeles, CA, Yoon’s projects include environmental, spatial and branding design.