Saeri Cho Dobson is an educator and practitioner of graphic design at Loyola Marymount University. Saeri teaches students to use design as a path to social justice. Her artistic pursuit of justice and moral responsibility to educate the whole person are hallmarks of her dynamic teaching philosophy. Past works in both print and new media expand the boundaries between type as text, and type as texture. Her experimental art & design works have been exhibited in galleries in New Zealand, Seoul Korea, Mexico, Oxnard and Los Angeles, California. She is a recipient of an Artist-in-residence Grant from city of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs and currently works with adults with intellectual disabilities as the focus for her human centered design.
Art Center College of Design: M.F.A., Communication & New Media 2000
Parsons School of Design: B.F.A., Communication Design 1996
Areas of Expertise (24)
Industry Expertise (5)
- Speak Up for the Poor
- New Horizons in North Hills (Artist-In-Residence)
- LAMP Community
- Los Angeles High School of Arts (Mentor)
Research Grants (1)
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
A year-long grant (2016-2017) to work with adults with intellectual disabilities as the focus for her human-centered design. A culminating public event will be curated at the end of the grant period.
The following letter pays tribute to Art Center alum Saeri Dobson’s tireless and selfless work on behalf of Bangladeshi girls who have been rescued from brothels. Dobson (MFA 00 NEWM), whose ethically-minded creative practice is embedded right in her company name: By SaeRi: Design + Humanity.
Saeri Cho Dobson (Communication and New Media ’00) is a graphic designer, educator and social entrepreneur. Over the past 18 years as she pursued her artistic and typographic voice, Saeri embarked upon an introspective journey which reconnected to her cultural roots as she searched for a higher purpose for design. Her MFA from Art Center not only enabled her to teach, but also to find her passion: design that makes a difference in the world. As Cho-Dobson explored social causes that were meaningful to her...
The best prediction at TypeCon during the last half of this year: Roger Black‘s declaration that in the future, through Google and other such systems, everyone with a computer will be able to have their very own signature web fonts, at 99¢ each per year...