Min Joong Kim

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I was a kid who loved watching and playing sports and when I was 12, I saw an Adidas shoe ad that featured a product design alumnus from Art Center. That was the moment I discovered footwear design, and realized that this was a career in which I could contribute my passion. I knew this was my path.

But there were a few stops on the journey before I got there - high school in the midwest, college in Seattle, military back home Korea, and finally back to my path at Art Center.

I continue to be a sports enthusiast and my specialties are what I saw at 12: footwear and athletic performance products. I believe design, like sports, is a continuous journey in which you must expect the unexpected. My goal is to create a product that not only propels human ability to a higher level but also leaves an unforgettable and fully-engaged impression on the user.

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    New Balance
    Footwear Design Intern
    June 2014 - December 2014
    Lawrence, MA

    Pensole TwoTen Shoecase
    Selected Participant
    January 2013 - February 2013
    Portland, OR

    Pensole Design Workshop
    Selected Participant
    April 2012 - May 2012
    Portland, OR

    6th Ordnance Battalion, 8th U.S. Army, Korea
    Battalion Command Sergeant Major Driver (KATUSA)
    September 2008 - July 2010
    Daegu, Korea

    CNN Korea
    Filming Assistant Intern
    June 2008 - August 2008
    Seoul, Korea

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