Dave Hansung Kim



Hola, bienvenidos me llamo Dave Hansung, es un placer tenerlos aquí. Hi, I’m Dave Hansung... Being a Korean American growing up in Chile has exposed me to many points of view. Experiencing new ways of looking at our world has nurtured my creativity and taught me importance of being adaptable.

Before my time at ArtCenter, I was in the hospitality industry. Working as a restaurant manager and sushi chef, I learned to connect with people and work with teams. As a designer, I’ve realized my approach to design is similar to cooking. I think about what ingredients can be mixed and matched to create new experiences… This approach has also helped me bring out the best flavor within a team. Some people are sweet and some are spicy, but too much of one thing can ruin dish. This has taught me the importance of balance and to care for each ingredient. I love to explore and experiment, creating new mixtures through ideation and prototyping to improve the experiences of products and collaborate with others to create concepts that are fresh and with purpose. Thank you so much.

  • Contact Dave Hansung Kim

    davehansung.com (Update in Progress)


    Huge Design
    ID intern
    Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
    San Francisco, CA

    ID intern
    Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
    Los Angeles, CA

    Karten Design
    ID intern
    May 2015 - Aug 2015
    Marina Del Rey, CA

    Ernst Everything
    Freelance Designer
    Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Flux system
    Safe Ninos


    IDSA Bronze
    In recognition of Safe Ninos
    Fall 2016

    TAVAT 2nd place
    TAVAT Design Flash
    In recognition of Tavat L1
    Fall 2016

    MFASC Silver
    In recognition of Cut & Edge
    Fall 2015

    Core Strengths

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