Assistant Professor of Fashion
Grace Jun works at the intersection of universal design & fashionable technology. She creates learning opportunities for students to directly engage with marginalized communities, particularly people with disabilities. Her design research bridges communities such as rehab centers, material manufacturers, 3dprinting companies, and disability groups to co-create accessible design. Grace is able to practice her research through community engagement as the CEO at Open Style Lab (OSL), a national award winning non-profit organization, who's mission is to make style accessible for all people (i.e - elderly / people with disabilities). Grace's thought leadership has received nation-wide attention and has been featured on the New York Times, Vogue, and most recently Forbes. From Design Indaba to the SXSW, she has been asked to speak about disability and design in events and conferences around the world.
MFA - Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design
BFA - Rhode Island School of Design
inclusive design, wearable tech, functional fashion, universal design, user experience, smart textiles
RISD Emerging Leader Award
Cooper Hewitt Design Smithsonian Museum Award - Emerging Designer