I'm a hands-on industrial designer/manager, specializing in consumer electronics, with a strong track record of launching 60+ mass produced products; many iconic in status, and many with market success. I strive to achieve cohesive look and feel between physical and digital interfaces and innovate products that make sense both rationally and emotionally, making the end user realize what they have wanted all along. I believe this enhances the overall product experience, increase market success, and ultimately, raise the perceived value of the brand as a whole. - Managing and directing all ID projects and helping professional growth of each ID team member - Years of hands-on design/production experience and leading design projects bring expertise in every step of product development to yield successful products - Executing the strategic direction of the organization through look and feel of products - Extensive knowledge of latest CMF technologies and manufacturing processes - Understanding of color trend, regional/cultural differences in design - Involving in tooling and part cost negotiations with oversea manufacturers - Involving in user research and ergonomic studies - Mastery of 3D modeling (SolidWorks) and photo realistic renderings (Keyshot) - Generating concepts, hand sketches, mockups, and managing cosmetically indicative prototype processes - Alias, Maya, Illustrator, Photoshop, Legacy versions of Rhino, AutoCAD, FormZ, Flash - Strong visual, written, and verbal communication skills

Work Samples

  • AKAI PRO - ADVANCE KEYBOARD

  • AKAI PRO - MPC HEADPHONES

  • Denon DJ - SC5000

Work History

InMusic Brands Cumberland, RI Industrial Design Team Leader, 10/2015 - Present Both managing ID team and hands-on designing across 10 hardware brands: Numark (DJ gear), Akai Professional (Music Production), Alesis (Electronic Percussion and Recording), Alto Professional (Live Performance), M-AUDIO (Keyboard Controller and Studio Monitor), Denon DJ (Premium DJ gear), ION (Consumer Electronics), Denon Professional (Profesional Playback & Recording), Marantz Professional (Field Recording & Mixing), Marq (Professional Lighting) Principal Industrial Designer, 7/2008 - 10/2015 - Designed numerous successfully launched flagship products from concept to production - Executed and Influenced appropriate design decisions about the form, layout, CMF, context, function and overall user experience for all high priority projects - Supporting fellow designers, ranging from high level design directions to detail treatments - Representing ID team in major executive meetings and trade shows Motorola Mobility Chicago, IL Sr. Industrial Designer, Consumer Experience Design Centre, 7/2004~3/2008 Creating next generation mobile phones from concept to production mostly for emerging markets Researching and executing to product design that provides unique and practical mobile experience Troubleshooting and resolving development and production issues in daily basis Exploring latest CMF technology and coming up with multiple CMF options for different regions Working closely with OEM designers and engineers remotely or on-site LG Electronics Seoul, S Korea Industrial Designer, Global Design Center, 7/2001~3/2003 Focusing in clamshell form factor mobile phones for Korean and global market Conducting focus group research in China and Europe Lead designer for Annual Design Creative Report, focused in concept mobile phones SPARK Design Oakland, CA Lead, 7/2000 ~ 2/2001, 4/2003 ~ 5/2004 Working as a consultant, involved in graphic, web and various industrial design projects LG Electronics Seoul, S Korea, Industrial Design Intern, Global Design Center, Summer 1999 Working as a design intern for home appliance group Helping the team with daily design tasks Creating and presenting a smart washing machine concept for a final project California Model & Design San Francisco, CA Model Maker, 5/1998 ~8/1998, 8/2000 ~ 12/2000, Fabricating product prototypes and architectural scale models,

Education

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

    • Bachelors of Industrial Design (BID) Industrial Design
    • 1995 - 2000
  • Kyungwon University, S. Korea

    • Studied Physics for 2 yrs. Physics
    • 1992 - 1993

Specialties

Awards

1. Best in Show, NAMM, DJ Gear Category, 2017 - Denon DJ, SC5000 Prime 2. Ultimate DJ Controller of the Year, DJ Tech Award, 2016 - Denon DJ, MCX8000 3. Best of Show, NAMM, Keyboard Category, 2015 - AKAI PRO, ADVANCE Keyboards 4. Best of Show, Musik Messe, MIDI Controller Category, 2014 -...
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