Assistant Professor of Fashion
Grace Jun works at the intersection of accessibility & design. She creates learning opportunities for students to directly engage with aging communities and disability groups to co-design dressing solutions. At Parsons, Grace is a pioneer in making fashion design accessible. Her research bridges communities such as rehab centers, material manufacturers, 3dprinting companies, and creatives to co-create accessible design solutions. 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
human-centered design, accessibility, adaptive fashion, wearable tech, user experience
RISD Emerging Leader Award
Cooper Hewitt Design Smithsonian Museum Award - Emerging Designer