The Seoul Design Festival which started in 2002,
is a design-oriented annual exhibition organized by Design House,
media contents group in Korea. It aims to be a platform for designers,
supporting them to build a career in Korea and the global design industry.

Young Designer Promotion is the main section of the Seoul Design Festival.
It aims to promote young talented designers under 35 and this year’s Young Designer Promotion will be held with a partner: design platform SHAPL.

We believe this is going to be the place for young designers to jump start their careers.
We look forward to meeting you at the Young Designer Promotion on the 18th Seoul Design Festival.

Participation Guide

Section Qualification Booth Type Applicant Benefit
Young Designer Promotion

Freelancer Designer

College or Graduate student

Designers who look for self-branded design business opportunities

Designers or design start-ups that are expected to launch their new products/ struggling with product manufacturing

Condition: less than 5 years of start-ups

Shell Scheme

Admission is free.

Special booth price for selected applicants (1.5 million won/VAT excluded)

Shell Scheme includes basic wooden walls, pytex flooring, spot lights and a socket outlet.

Media promotion support with monthly Design Among 60 participants

Section Qualification
Young Designer Promotion
Booth Type Applicant Benefit
Shell Scheme

* The number of people to be selected can vary depending on the examination situation


1. Application deadline: 30th of August

2. Announcement Date: Sep 10th

3. Participation fee deadline: 22nd of September

4. Orientation and profile photo shooting: 15th of October

5. Seoul Design Festival: 4th – 8th December


Online application only


Young designer promotion

Application process