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My wiggly journey into design:

​Director of Study Abroad Programs  

+ M.A. Intercultural/ Diversity Studies

Helped students have meaningful experiences as they learned their target language & culture. Got the Master's degree to help me design better cross-cultural experiences.

​Marketing Events Manager @ startup (Formlabs)

Designed delightful events not just to sell a product, but also to create memories & build community. Wrote creative educational content & marketing material.

When not designing content, you can find me: 

  • hiking with my pup

  • going to spin class, yoga, or barre

  • reading

  • listening to K-pop or watching K-dramas

  • or writing fantasy novels for teens

Realized that I wanted to design even more experiences & push my creativity. 

Took UX Design Bootcamp, fell in love with design thinking, expanded my freelance offerings with UX Design & UX Writing

Got some cool gigs with startups & non-profits, then scored a full-time job at Google. Woohoo!

Spans photo & video editing tools in Google Photos and Pixel used by billions of people worldwide to subscription growth & management through Google One that just reached 100 million subscribers.

As my content continues to be experienced by 20+ million weekly active users, I continue to work hard to deliver clear, simple, and helpful experiences through:


constant communication with stakeholders, easy-to-digest guidelines, and regularly seeking & applying feedback.

My current impact:

"Kim is one of the best full-stack writers I've ever worked with. She's got a deep design background, which is constantly coming in handy for UX writing, but also has a very finely-tuned ear for naturalistic language, and a keen ability to tease out the technical nuances of the features and flows she's supporting.


But perhaps best of all, Kim has an easygoing, personable, gently humorous approach to the work that makes collaborating with her a joy."

- Lead UX Writer, Google Photos

What's it like to work with me?

"Kim is a thoughtful and lightning fast collaborator. Within a week of onboarding to Photos, she already had all of our initial strings ready in time for a UX Research study.

She ensured a highly collaborative process and set up several sessions to understand and discuss the context, purpose, and implications of various ideas." 

- UX Design Lead, Google Photos x Pixel

Outside of work:

Decided to pursue Writing full time because I love shaping an experience through just words.

  • Accepted to 3 GrubStreet's Masterclass programs to learn how to write short stories, essays, & the novel.

  • Started freelance writing & editing on the side.

  • Finished 5 books & 4 short stories. Currently submitting to agents. 

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