Bio

INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER & DESIGNER JONGMIN KIM
Jongmin Kim is a Korean-born Interactive Developer with a sense of design and currently lives in San Francisco Bay Area and works at Google for the user interaction and experience.
 
Jongmin might be better-known for his personal work than for his commercial work; his Form Follows Function project is a collection of entrancing and engrossing “interactive experiences” that highlight just how far HTML5 can go. The award-winning site includes a spinning navigation wheel on the website, with each interactive experience represented by a poster. By clicking on a poster, an interactive experience opens up. Each one is as much a piece of art as it is a chance to push HTML5 to its limits.
 
Jongmin worked as a senior interactive developer and designer for over five years in South Korea. During that time, he successfully worked on projects for celebrated clients such as Samsung, SK and LG. And at Firstborn Multimedia in New York, Jongmin was a Senior Developer worked on Pepsi, Sony and Cadillac. He has received multiple awards, including the Red Dot award, the IF award, the W3 award, FWA and the Webby awards.
 
He always tries to “pursue a minus design rather than plus designs” and keeps in mind that “form follows function.” His style is minimal and clean, using the golden ratio and interesting typography. His portfolio website and personal works reflect his approach to design.
EXPERIENCE
+ Google (Knowledge/Search) / Mountain View, USA
Interactive Developer / November 2013 – Present
+ Firstborn Multimedia / New York, USA
Senior Developer / January 2011 – October 2013
+ Designfever / Seoul, Korea
Senior Interactive Developer / October 2006 – October 2010
Postsys and other / Busan, Korea
Lead Designer & Interactive Developer / May 2005 – September 2006
PERSONAL PROJECTS
February 2014
+ Sticker.js
+ DDANGA – with Sanghee Cho
May 2013
+ The mimetic words of Hangeul
January 2013
+ Form Follows Function
December 2011
+ DESK Project
April 2010
+ Jongmin Kim portfolio site
AWARDS
March 2014
The FWA, Site of the Day - DDANGA
The FWA, Mobile of the Day - DDANGA
October 2013
Davey Award, Silver Winner - Form Follows Function
September 2013
W3 Award, Best in Show Winner - Form Follows Function
The FWA, Site of the Day - Mtn Dew Portraits
July 2013
The FWA, Site of the Day - The Mimetic Words of Hangul
The FWA, Mobile of the Day - The Mimetic Words of Hangul
April 2013
17th Webby Awards, Official Nominee - Form Follows Function

.Net Awards 2013 – Side project of the year, Nominee - Form Follows Function
February 2013
The FWA, Site of the Day - Form Follows Function
The FWA, Mobile of the Day - Form Follows Function
AWWWARDS, Honorable Mentions - Form Follows Function
January 2013
The FWA / Adobe, The Cutting Edge Award - Form Follows Function
December 2012
Web Award Korea, Winner - DESK project
August 2012
The FWA, Site of the Day - DESK project
The FWA, Site of the Day - Cadillac
April 2012
16th Webby Awards, Official Honoree - DESK project
16th Webby Awards, Official Honoree - 5Gum Global
January 2012
The FWA, Mobile of the Day - DESK project
August 2011
The FWA, Mobile of the Day - cmiscm.com mobile project
April 2011
15th Webby Awards, Official Nominee - Jongmin Kim
December 2010
Web Award Korea, Excellent Prize - Jongmin Kim
August 2010
The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, Nominee - Samsung DNSe 3.0
April 2010
The FWA, Site of the Day - Jongmin Kim
October 2009
Red Dot Design Award, Winner - Samsung DNSe 3.0
iF Design Award, Winner - Samsung P3
December 2009
Digital Media Award, Excellent Prize - Samsung Imaging
Web Award Korea, Excellent Prize - YBM ECC iLearning Season2
November 2008
Digital Media Award, Excellent Prize - Samsung Urban Living project
Digital Media Award, Winner - Samsung Printer
Digital Media Award, Third Prize - Samsung Air Conditioner
Award from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Winner - Samsung Printer
November 2007
Digital Media Award, Winner - Samsung Camcorder
December 2007
Web Award Korea, Second Prize - Samsung MP3P P2,T10,S5
Web Award Korea, Winner - Samsung MP3P YEPP
Web Award Korea, Second Prize - Freemode
October 2007
The FWA, Site of the Day - Samsung Camcorder
Speaker
March 2014
+ Improve animation performance - Google, Mountain View
INTERVIEW
April 2014
+ CA Magazine - Korea
July 2013
+ Web Designing Magazine - Japan
May 2013
+ CA Magazine - Korea
April 2013
+ .Net Magazine Issue 240 - UK
+ .Net Awards 2013 Side Project of the Year - UK
+ W.E.B Magazine Vol. 160 - Korea
+ Content Magazine - USA
January 2013
+ The FWA - UK
+ FAST COMPANY - USA
October 2012
+ NEWWEBPICK Issue 42 - Hong Kong
September 2012
W.E.B Magazine Vol. 153 - Korea
August 2012
+ MG 25 - Korea
April 2012
+ .Net Magazine Issue 226 - UK
January 2012
+ CA Magazine- Korea
July 2010
+ W.E.B Magazine Vol. 127 - Korea
June 2010
+ NEWWEBPICK Issue 28 - Hong Kong
April 2010
+ WEAVE Magazine 04.2010 - Germany
PRESS
September 2013
+ Social Technology Quarterly Magazine issue 09 - India
+ Google Creative Sandbox - USA
July 2013
Communication Arts / Webpick of the day - USA
June 2013
+ [Advertisement] The FWA in Web Designing Magazine - Japan
+ Google Chrome Experiments - USA
May 2013
+ IdN - Hong Kong
+ [Advertisement] FFF project on Google Chrome - USA
April 2013
+ [News] Canoe Technology News and Yahoo News by Relaxnews - Canada & Singapore
+ Adobe Inspire - UK
Creativity Magazine - USA

March 2013
+ Web Designing Magazine - Japan
January 2013
+ Google Creative Sandbox - USA
CA Interactive Annual Magazine 19 - USA
+ Google Chrome Experiments - USA
+ Smashing Magazine - USA
+ Wired - USA
September 2012
Advertising Age - USA
New York Times - USA
May 2012
G Colon Design Culture Magazine - Korea
March 2012
Hanako Magazine - Japan
February 2012
Cracker Your Wardrobe Magazine - Korea
January 2012
+ Web Designing Magazine - Japan
December 2011
+ Creativity Magazine - USA
September 2011
+ [Poster] Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation - USA
July 2010
+ .Net Magazine Issue 203 - UK
February 2009
W.E.B Magazine Vol. 110 - Korea
CA Magazine Issue 135 - Korea
December 2008
CA Magazine Issue 133 - Korea
September 2008
W.E.B Magazine Vol. 105 - Korea
July 2008
W.E.B Magazine Vol. 103 - Korea
October 2007
W.E.B Magazine Vol. 94 - Korea
CA Magazine Issue 119 - Korea
CONTRIBUTIONS
October 2013
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 166 - Korea
August 2013
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 164 - Korea
June 2013
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 162 - Korea
April 2013
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 160 - Korea
February 2013
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 158 - Korea
January 2013
+ [Column] K-DESIGN Magazine - Korea
December 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 156 - Korea
October 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 154 - Korea
September 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 153 - Korea
June 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 150 - Korea
April 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 148 - Korea
February 2012
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 146 - Korea
December 2011
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 144 - Korea
October 2011
[Column] W.E.B Magazine Vol. 142 - Korea
JUDGE
January 2014
+ 18th Webby Awards – USA
April 2012 ~ Present
+ The FWA – UK
EXHIBITION
December 2009
+ Web Art Exhibition – Mokgeumto Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
CONTACT

 
 

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