Mini Kim, Designer in New York, NY, United States
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Mini Kim

Verified Expert  in Design


New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 13, 2019

Mini has worked with a diverse array of clients for over a decade in New York City. She enjoys learning about different industries and their unique challenges, having worked with healthcare, finance, and technology companies, amongst others. Mini believes strongly that UX is about collaboration between the business, users, and technology. In every project, she uses various UX methods and deliverables to get the best results.


Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2019 - PRESENT
Clover Network, Inc.
  • Worked on the internal process and design of the eCommerce section of
Technologies: MURAL, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sympli, InVision, Sketch

Lead UX Design Instructor

2018 - PRESENT
General Assembly
  • Designed a lesson plan with the General Assembly syllabus as a guide.
  • Taught a ten-week-long, part-time UX design course.
  • Created and led three hours workshop on user journey mapping.
Technologies: Google Slides, Apple Keynote, Sketch, InVision

UX Strategist | UX Researcher | UX Designer | Service Designer

2008 - PRESENT
  • Conducted research and designed the user flow for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Worked on the visualization of investment data for Polly Portfolio, a financial startup.
  • Created wireframes for GE, DGIT, Stop & Frisk app, and various startup companies.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch

Lead UX Researcher and Designer

2016 - 2019
Publicis Media (Publicis Groupe)
  • Led the team involved in gathering user requirements, user testing, and wireframing for the in-house media planning tool.
  • Worked on UX research to understand media campaign flow and created process map and user personas.
  • Developed a research plan and usability testing template.
  • Conducted a competitive analysis of different tools on multiple projects.
  • Suggested UX research methods for a project based on the product team's needs.
Technologies: Abstracts, Zeplin, OmniGraffle, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, InVision

Senior UX Researcher | Designer

2015 - 2016
  • Planned and conducted user research and created a report that demonstrated the users’ needs and challenges through the map of existing user flow.
  • Managed junior UX designers and UX researchers and guided them to plan and run user testing.
  • Conducted workshop with the users and facilitated the session.
Technologies: Google Slides, Adobe Photoshop, MURAL, OmniGraffle, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, InVision

Director of Design and Interaction

2013 - 2014
UNICEF Office of Innovation
  • Built a design-and-interaction team by hiring designers, developers, and data scientists.
  • Determined priorities, defined the deliverables, and set timelines for different projects.
  • Oversaw designers and developers throughout the projects.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop

UX/UI Designer

2012 - 2012
VivaKi (Publicis Groupe)
  • Participated in wireframing exercises and meetings for the internal iPad dashboard of media buying for CEO and CFO of Publicis Groupe.
  • Designed user interface and data visualization for the internal iPad dashboard.
  • Mapped out the integration process of the company and created an instruction manual.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle

Information Designer

2011 - 2012
Addison Design Company
  • Researched and redesigned “Explanation of Benefit” for BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina.
  • Created wireframes for the online 2011 GE annual report.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Freelance Web Designer

2011 - 2011
West Elm
  • Designed a graphic solution for the launch of an international shipping program on the site.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Designer

2009 - 2011
Kenneth Cole Production
  • Worked on Kenneth Cole Unlisted brand’s Spring 2011 campaigned by deciding on a concept, directing a photo shoot, and designing a layout.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Freelance Designer

2009 - 2009
  • Explored the visual system for a new AT&T campaign which involved determining where the price point will be, what graphic elements will be used, and where the copy is.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
2012 - 2015

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Interaction Design

School of Visual Arts - New York City, NY, USA

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication

Washington University - St. Louis, MO, USA

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