Jinseup (Ted) Shin


3D Printing, Advanced Manufacturing, Bilingual, Computers/Information Technology, Engineering and Design


Technology, Product design, Future trend

Degree: M.F.A.

Title: Professor, Chair; Interim Lockheed Martin Endowed Director of Advanced Manufacturing Science Institute

Department: Industrial Design

Email: jshin2@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-1156

Interviewed by: Design News (Korean Design magazine), Korea Herald Business, The Denver Post

Additional Languages Spoken: Korean


Jinseup “Ted” Shin, MFA, is the professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Design at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include technology, product design, and future trends. Shin teaches Introduction to Industrial Design, Technical Drawing, and Digital Visual Techniques in ID and oversees student internships.

Before teaching at MSU Denver, he taught as an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, for five years. Shin also worked for Samsung Electronics in South Korea for seven years, where he designed various products including Samsung’s first clamshell-type cellphone. He was one of 12 from over 700 Samsung designers to be placed in a special design program at the company, which allowed him to travel to many countries and study how different cultures impact design solutions.

Shin is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and co-authored an IDSA publication titled “Design Like a Chef,” in which he compares the complex roles of chefs and designers. Additionally, he is actively working with companies as a professional design consultant.

Shin received his master’s in Industrial and Product Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and a bachelor’s in Industrial and Product Design from the Yeungnam University in South Korea in 1993.