• Columbia University, 1999 BA History/Sociology; Minor Fine Art, Printmaking
  • California Institute of Art, 2003 Preliminary year in Graphic Design MFA program
  • Yale University School of Art, 2007 MFA Graphic Design


Julie Cho is a graphic designer and educator. She is partner in a 3-person, women-owned design practice called Omnivore, based in Brooklyn/Portland/Los Angeles and founded in 2002. Over the past 20 years, they have worked on a wide range of projects always anchored by a strong collaborative approach. They have been recognized by the AIGA, Type Director’s Club and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography and are in the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago. Commissions include: the visual identity program and website design for MIT’s Morningside Academy of Design; publication and exhibition design for MIT List Center of Art’s exhibition, Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere;  signage, exhibition and publication design of the 2021 Venice Biennale Architettura curated by Hashim Sarkis; environmental graphics for the LAX-it terminal at LAX, in collaboration with Katie Hanburger.

Independently, Julie has been Assistant Professor in graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design in the undergraduate/graduate departments as well as a co-partner in the design collaboration The Slow Season with Katie Hanburger. In 2017 she co-founded Thick Press (see Thick Press on Instagram), with Erin Segal, social worker and social work academic. Thick Press is a publishing practice making and distributing books related to care work and the work of care. Based on a strong belief in the book as object, the press lives at the intersection of social work, design, and publishing. Julie received a BA in history/sociology from Columbia University with a minor in visual arts. She received her MFA in graphic design from Yale University School of Art in 2007.

Julie Cho’s Work
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Selected recent collaborators:

  • Gyopo
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MIT List Center of Art
  • USC Fisher Museum
  • USC Pacifica Asia Museum
  • Wendy’s Subway
  • Venice Biennale Architettura 2021