Thanks for stopping by!
A little about me -
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 Management at a startup (Formlabs).
Designed delightful events not just to sell a product, but also to create memories & build community.
Designed creative educational content, teaching users how to use the technology.
Decided to pursue Writing full time because I love shaping an experience through just words.
Applied & accepted to 3 GrubStreet's Masterclasses to learn how to write short stories, essays, & the novel.
Had lots of random part-time jobs while writing (Instacart shopper, Admin Assistant, tutor) to pay for my classes. Freelance copy, editing, & UX writing projects on the side.
Finished 5 books & 4 short stories. Currently submitting to agents. (Publishing is a long process.)
How I can help you
General UX Design - From user research to usability testing, including implementation on select platforms if there’s no developer.
Content Strategy - Planning, structuring, and creating content (multimedia) to meet business needs & user needs.
Brand Messaging & Positioning - What to say, how to say it, and why people should care.
UX Writing - Clear, concise, & helpful language that matches the product's voice, meets business needs, & improves the user experience. Creating a product voice if one doesn't exist.
Technical Writing & Content Creation - Simplifying complex information into whatever form is most helpful for the audience (from articles to video content).
Editing - Keeping what's necessary, tossing what's not. Making stories better, from developmental editing to getting down into the small details.
What's it like to work with me?
Co-workers have described me as, "Somehow, both super chill & super passionate."
I think it's because I take work seriously, but not myself. I like to keep things fun, personal, & efficient.
I appreciate puns, gifs, and dancing emojis so please prepare yourself to receive those.
My life-long pursuit is to grow in compassion for the people around me, so I will try to go the extra step & get to know you. If this isn't for you, just let me know. Communication is everything.
When not designing, I'm probably still making something or learning to make something.
You can find me working on my fantasy novels, learning a song, practicing photography, or at a K-Pop dance class.
Hobbies: Staying Curious
Is your full name really Kim Kim?
It's Kimberly Bobae Kim, but most people call me:
K2 - like the mountain
Bobae - my Korean name
Never Kimmy because it's triggering for unknown reasons, so please choose any of the options above or feel free to get creative. I've also been called Kimberton and my name has been sung to the Mary Poppins chimney song, dancing included. It's a privilege.
Is there anything you don't like making?
Food. You'll probably find me biking around town (on my pink bike) in search of a meal. But if you make me food, it's basically a declaration of your affection for me, & I will whole-heartedly receive it & be forever grateful.