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Microsoft Visual Designer II
Windows & Devices Group (R&D)
July 2016 – Present Redmond, WA
Creating visual design concepts and design directions in partnership with product teams, interaction and hardware.
Microsoft Product Designer II
Ambient Computing & Robotics Applications & Services
January 2016 – July 2016 Bellevue, WA
A startup product team creating a breakthrough cloud platform for ambient computing experiences. We are marching towards a world where people are surrounded by multiple devices and embedded panels of all sizes, complemented by cameras, mic arrays, and other ambient sensors. Goal is to build apps where all this compute potential will simultaneously work together to deliver novel productivity experiences that are simply not imaginable with today’s device-centric thinking.
Microsoft.com Senior Visual & UX Designer
March 2015 – December 2016 Redmond, WA
Responsible for future thinking, UX and visual design strategy for Microsoft.com and micro sites. Assist Creative Director and work in tandem with various internal and external teams to align to brand standards and a progressive responsive environment. Assisted in developing new brand guidelines and research for MSCOM and spear heading visual design projects within Microsoft.com. Integrated user testing data within workflows working along side analytics and experimentation teams, also performing accessibility checks within all experiences.
JKIMDesign Studio Creative Lead, Owner
Freelance Design Studio
May 2009 – Present Seattle, WA
JKIM DESIGN has worked closely with various business entities, and has developed an effective process for maintaining proficient, professional relationships with clients, and forming effective strategies for creating solutions for any creative challenge. JKIMDESIGN understands that such solutions are designed to identify and permeate a target market, and should bring relevant consumer insight into the brand and its identity. All work is to be maintained appropriately within its time and equity, and will be represented in light of its original vision and strategy.
Fine Citizens Senior Interactive Designer
December 2014 – March 2015 Columbus, Ohio
A Columbus, Ohio based design and user experience agency that creates connected digital experiences that deliver highly personalized content to your desk, couch and pocket. Responsible for applying strategic thinking to design and deliver innovative end-to-end user experiences that optimize among user needs, business goals, and technological realities across web & mobile platforms.
ClientSi Creative Director
Web Design & Marketing
February 2014 – December 2014 Powell, Ohio
Responsible for brand development across various verticals, logo design, web interface design, client communication, social media and executing multiple projects along with hiring, training and directing a creative team. Assist in creating marketing strategies, brand vision, and quality control. ClientSi is a web design firm that specializes in custom web design, brand development and integration, strategic marketing planning, SEO, graphic and logo design, integrated marketing campaigns, collateral and marketing support, public relations and promotion, video, e-commerce, social media, and special events.
Global Design Coalition Founder
Social Project - Creative Coalition
August 2014 – Present Columbus, Ohio
The Columbus Design Coalition is a growing community of creatives from all walks of life. The mission for this community of artists lies within the collaborative efforts to reinvent a movement for the greater good. Simply put, our goal is to inspire action in the creative community and partner with local charitable organizations to help spread awareness for social issues as well as gain exposure for the individual artists.
ClientSi Senior Designer
Web Design & Marketing
June 2013 – February 2014 Powell, Ohio
Responsible for brand development across various verticals, logo design, web interface design, client communication, and managing multiple projects. ClientSi is a web design firm that specializes in custom web design, brand development and integration, strategic marketing planning, SEO, graphic and logo design, integrated marketing campaigns, collateral and marketing support, public relations and promotion, video, e-commerce, social media, and special events.
Weber Associates Designer
Sprint Marketing & Print
January 2013 – May 2013 Columbus, Ohio
Responsible for designing Sprint, Nationwide, Time Warner Cable, Safe Auto, and BrandBank marketing collateral. Weber specializes in sales and marketing, and uniquely blends management consulting + creative services to help change behaviors and deliver on your brand promise. Our passion, expertise and many late nights are dedicated to this pursuit, perfecting your customer experience and driving results. Clients include Sprint, FedEx, Nationwide, Motorola, Bank of America, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and other Fortune 100 brands.
Bath & Body Works Designer
In-Store Marketing, Print & Social Media
April 2012 – November 2012 Reynoldsburg, OH
Worked in tandem with Sr. Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, and creative team to spearhead solutions for new in-store marketing for new product launches, seasonal collections, and campaigns. Specific projects include: store window visuals, point-of-sale signage, direct mail, hang-tags, advertising, social media marketing, and a variety of other marketing collateral. Researched conceptual ideas appropriate for seasonal gifting and provided graphic solutions that are on trend. Conceptualized multiple creative solutions to address product strategies with multiple design options within cost parameters. Provided approved designs to production team for development of technical specifications for seasonal products for development by the sourcing team.
Kototama Publishing Production Director
News/Publishing & Marketing
February 2010 – February 2012 Fargo, ND
Head of all Brand Development & Production for several national & international projects consisting of print, packaging, web, film, advertising, packaging, social marketing, promotion, events, sales, television, & radio. Daily strategic consulting, including contribution to business plan & sales strategy development. Strong focus on philanthropy and promotional design. Spearheading new international product launch in the U.S. & in Brazil with impressions reaching over 3 million a month. Worked or have partnered with: Swanson's Health, Forum Communications Company, Go Red - American Heart Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fox Television, ABC News, Microsoft, YMCA, Women's Health Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and others. Responsible for spearheading several ad designs, designing info-graphics, assisting in commercial shoots, and creating a fresh identity for a new section for women in their daily newspaper The Forum roughly reaching 500,000 impressions.
National Sign Systems Graphic Designer
Food Industry Design
December 2009 – February 2010 Hilliard, OH
Created custom designs for interior & exterior menu boards and menu board systems, signage, and fascia building products for large fast food companies in the U.S. Strongly contributed to re-imaging, brand presentation, web user interface design, and pre-production. Also contributed to brand image and user interface design. Company client list includes brands such as Wendy's International, Kroger, Domino's, Little Caesars, Speedway, Marriott, Quiznos, Baja Fresh, Meijer, Tim Hortons, Wienerschnitzel, Skyline Chili and more.
Frank151 Designer/Network Development/Marketing Intern
Magazine, Web Design, & Social Media
May 2007 – September 2007 New York
Assisted in daily marketing, promotion, and distribution of the Frank151 quarterly cultural magazine in the New York City area. Assisted in network development, online presence, and graphic design work featured in the magazine and in online advertisement. Also assisted with website maintenance and daily updates. Assisted in national event promotion & coordination for RockTheBells 2007 & Scion Metro Tour. Also assisted in developing master FRN [Frank Retail Network] which spans thousands of specialty stores across the world from New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Germany, Barcelona, etc.
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, NY 2008
Communications Design - Advertising/Art Direction
Columbus College of Art and Design, OH 2004
Painting/Drawing Summer Workshop
Upper Arlington High School, OH 2005
AP Studio Art
Silver Addy Award 2016 - Best Western Go iOS App at Fine Citizens
Winner of Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition
International Baccalaureate in Philosophy
User Flows & IA
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
Fluent: English, Korean, & Japanese
Studied: Spanish, French, & German
Design, branding, movies, music, camping, kayaking, traveling, start-ups, user experience, AI, cultures, food, human nature, and the world.
The Benefit 2014
The Global Design Coalition 2014
Women's Impact 2012
Diva Dance 2010