Ji Hyun Kim


Hi, I'm Ji Kim.
By the time I was 10 years old, I had experienced racism and great loss. I was born in Japan and then moved to Korea after the loss of my mother. In Korea, I was bullied for my mixed race, so my father moved us to Northern California for a new beginning. These early experiences taught me to have empathy for others.

I use empathy to design products and experiences that empower people and make an impact in their lives. Finding deep connections with others and understanding their core needs, I am able to find realistic solutions that resonate. I consider perspectives, I honor culture, I absorb lifestyles, and I collaborate with other professionals, in order to envision the most innovative and personal solutions. Design is the tool that allows me to make the greatest impact.

  • Contact Ji Hyun Kim

    whyji.com (Update in Progress)


    Industrial Design
    September 2018 - December 2018
    Santa Clara, CA

    Motorola Solutions
    Industrial Design
    May 2018 - September 2018
    Plantation, FL

    Boom Bang
    Industrial Design
    May 2017 - September 2017
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Peet’s Coffee and Tea
    Keptcha & Kocha


    Adobe Award
    Adobe Creative
    In recognition of Honorable Mention

    Core Strengths

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