User Experience, Design Research, Graphic Design

Born and Raised in Seoul, Korea
Lives in Mountain View, CA, US

M.F.A. in Media Design at Art Center College of Design
B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design at Seoul National University

I am currently a User Experience Designer at Yahoo! Inc., where I lead the tablet experience for Yahoo! Search. I have a strong background in user experience design, graphic design, branding and motion graphics. I am an avid consumer of gadgets and content in my personal life, and I use my experience to design the best.

My experience with traditional media started at an early age while attending art middle & high school in Seoul. I learned how to use digital media studying visual communication design at Seoul National University. I became more interested in interaction design while studying design research, design thinking and physical computing at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

The last couple of years I have been increasingly focused on screen-based interaction. It's been fascinating to see touch-based devices change the way people interact with technology on a daily basis. It's also creating an exciting opportunity to wow users with new and satisfying experiences.

I truly believe design is not about making a pretty picture. It is about creating a whole system.

Drawing, Typography, Traveling, Photography, History of Art and Design, Digital Media, New Technology, Storytelling, Dogs, Erector Sets, Science Box, Science Fiction, Kimchi, Bibimbap, Narrative Structure, Design Research, Design Fiction, Design Education, Physics, Foreign languages, Meeting and talking with people and/or aliens, Ongoing series of Flying Dreams(!), Orange Juice, Coffee, and Beer!