Nina Cho

Nina Cho

Adjunct Professor

Nina Cho portrait
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Phone: 734-646-8505
Nina Cho portrait


  • M.F.A., 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2015
  • B.F.A., Woodworking and Furniture Design, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2013


Nina Cho is a designer based in Detroit. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Seoul, South Korea, where she attended Hongik University. She then moved to Michigan to attend Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Cho was recognized as an honoree of Sight Unseen’s 2015 American Design Hot List, presented in partnership with Herman Miller and featured as one of five Breakout Designers of 2015 in Artsy. She was nominated for the Pure Talents Contest at Imm Cologne in 2016. She held a residency in 2016 in Tuscany, Italy, sponsored by the London gallery MOS. In 2018, the Toledo Museum of Art invited Cho to participate in the Guest Artist Pavilion Project. In 2019, she was recognized as one of 13 Extraordinary Women in Design and Architecture by Dwell. In 2020, she received the 6th Annual American Design Honors by WantedDesign, presented with Bernhardt Design.