Sep 2011 - Feb 2013 (1 year 5 months)
Lead research and strategy team focused on exploring new opportunities and experiences. Planned and conducted ethnographic research and user workshops. Translated findings into actionable strategies, personas, and concepts that helped shape upcoming design language and flagship products and services. Worked with design teams in both Korea and the US to ensure that design intent carried through the development process. Designed products in close collaboration with engineering, business, CMF, and human factors teams.
Mar 2012 - Jul 2012 (4 months)
Developed and taught design studio class focusing on collaboration, concept development, and presentation for sophomores-seniors
May 2009 - Sep 2011 (2 years 4 months)
Developed products, future concepts and brand strategies for clients ranging from inventors and entrepreneurs to a Fortune 500 CPG company. Conducted research, concept generation, 3D modeling and electronics prototyping.
Art In Village
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)
Collaborated with architects on an urban redevelopment project in rural South Korea. Developed brand identity, signage, packaging and gift items for small-scale production.
Freelance Product Designer
May 2009 - Jun 2009 (1 month)
Used the QuaDror geometry to create the 3D-printed Volume.MGX lighting piece, which was displayed at Art Basel Miami Beach, ICFF, and Moss in NYC. Working with MGX, we developed and optimized this piece to take advantage of the unique properties of SLS printing and to maximize part yield. Printed flat, the hundreds of joints that form the structure of Volume.MGX allow it to transform into a cube. When illuminated, light diffuses through the branches, showcasing the intricate form and complex construction.
Co-founder & Designer
Mar 2007 - May 2009 (2 years 2 months)
Co-founder of a sustainable custom furniture group. Conducted research, client needfinding, and sustainable material sourcing. Developed concepts from initial ideas through prototypes and final hand construction.
Pratt Institute Rapid Prototyping Lab
Feb 2007 - May 2009 (2 years 3 months)
Managed team of student employees. Developed operating procedures and provided technical support for rapid prototyping machines (FDM, Laser Cutter and CNC). Assisted students in optimizing their designs for production.
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008 (3 months)
Assisted with product development for high end and mass-market clients. Built physical and 3D prototypes for internal and client use. Prepared manufacturer’s technical packets.