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iF GATHERING SEOUL 2019 | "How to survive as a designer"

The world is unpredictable changing day by day, with rapid development and unlimited diversity and convergence. It is not surprising at all the AI creates a logo and poster by itself,  or 3D printer produces daily necessity. Everyone can be a designer or creator if you’ve got a computer, mobile or tablet. As most of 'design' becomes easy, accessible and standardized, “Good design” is in everywhere, but "new design" is hard to find. People might start to doubt the true worth of design (or designer), which jeopardize the place of designer. This means that the value, reward, recognition and protection for designers are desperately needed more than ever.

How can we survive as a designer?

This year, iF branch Office Korea is holding a networking event to hear interesting experiences, successful stories and practical advice among professional designers who are actively engaged in various fields. The event would help not only getting to know each other, but also sympathizing with other designers and expanding their business ties. 


25th July, 2019 PM 7:30 - 22:00


HEYGROUND B1 Changemakers (5, Ttukseom-ro 1na-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Participation is free of charge.

Only pre-registered participants can join the event. The registration is open until 22 July.


19:10 - 19:30 | Get together
19:30 - 19:40 | Opening Speech by Ralph Wiegmann (CEO of iF International Forum Design GmbH)
19:40 - 21:30 | Design Talks #1-#4
21:30 - 22:00 | Networking and closing

Design Talk #1:

Design Talk #1: PlusX | iF GATHERUNG SEOUL 2019

"PlusX, surviving story of 9 year"

by Myung-sup Shin, Sa-bum Byun (Co-CEO of PlusX)

Design Talk #2:

Design Talk #2: CFC | iF GATHERING SEOUL 2019

"Building Narrative"

by Charry Jeon (Founder & Art director of CFC)

Design Talk #3:

Design Talk #3: RAWROW | iF GATHERING SEOUL 2019

"Bag seller who designs products"

by We Hyun Lee (CEO of RAWROW)

Design Talk #4:

Design Talk #4: SAIB&co.| iF GATHERING SEOUL 2019

"To communicate with society"

by Jiwon Park (Founder of SAIB&co.)