Bio

INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER & DESIGNER JONGMIN KIM

Jongmin Kim is a Korean-born Interactive Developer who has a sense of design, and currently lives in San Francisco Bay Area and works at Google for user interaction and user 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, the Webby awards, One Show award and the Cannes Lion award.
 
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, and interesting typography. His portfolio website and personal works reflect his approach to design.

EXPERIENCE

  • November 2013 – Present / Mountain View, USA

    +Google (Knowledge/Search) / UX Engineer
  • January 2011 – October 2013 / New York, USA

    +Firstborn Multimedia / Senior Developer
  • October 2006 – October 2010 / Seoul, Korea

    +Designfever / Senior Interactive Developer
  • May 2005 – September 2006 / Busan, Korea

    Postsys and other / Lead Designer & Interactive Developer

PERSONAL PROJECTS

  • February 2014

    +DDANGA - with Sanghee Cho
    +Sticker.js
  • May 2013

    +The mimetic words of Hangeul
  • January 2013

    +Form Follows Function
  • December 2011

    +DESK Project
  • April 2011

    +Red Bus Tracking iPhone App
  • April 2010

    +Jongmin Kim portfolio
  • July 2006

    +Jongmin Kim portfolio 2006

BOOK

  • August 2014

    +DESK Project

SPEAKER

  • March 2014

    +Improve animation performance - Google, Mountain View

AWARDS

  • October 2014

    Peer Bonus Award - Google
  • July 2014

    +Red Dot Award, Winner - Form Follows Function
  • June 2014

    Cannes Lion, Cyber Lions Shortlist - Mtn Dew Portraits
    Excellence and Spot Bonus Award - Google
  • May 2014

    Peer Bonus Award - Google
  • April 2014

    +One Show Award, Merit Award - Form Follows Function
    18th Webby Awards, Official Nominee - Form Follows Function
  • 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 Hangeul
    The FWA, Mobile of the Day - The Mimetic Words of Hangeul
  • 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 - Jongmin Kim Portfolio Mobile Project
  • April 2011

    15th Webby Awards, Official Nominee - Jongmin Kim Portfolio
  • December 2010

    Web Award Korea, Excellent Prize - Jongmin Kim Portfolio
  • 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 Portfolio
  • 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, Third Prize - Samsung Air Conditioner
    Digital Media Award, Winner - Samsung Printer
    Award from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Winner - Samsung Printer
  • November 2007

    Digital Media Award, Winner - Samsung Camcorder
  • December 2007

    Web Award Korea, Winner - Samsung MP3P YEPP
    Web Award Korea, Second Prize - Samsung MP3P P2,T10,S5
    Web Award Korea, Second Prize - Freemode
  • October 2007

    The FWA, Site of the Day - Samsung Camcorder

INTERVIEW

  • September 2014

    +W.E.B Magazine Vol. 177 - Korea
  • August 2014

    +The Dong-A Ilbo Newspaper - Korea
  • June 2014

    +ITcle - Korea
  • 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

  • November 2014

    +Red Dot Award Yearbook 2014/2015 - Germany
  • September 2014

    +Introduce DESK book in Korean Radio Broadcasting - Korea
    +VON Magazine - Korea
  • August 2014

    +The Busan Ilbo Newspaper in Korea - Korea
  • July 2014

    Web Designing Magazine - Japan
  • 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 - US
    +Wired - USA
    +Web Korea Annual - Korea
  • 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

  • April 2012 ~ Present

    +The FWA - UK
  • January 2014

    +18th Webby Awards - USA

EXHIBITION

  • December 2009

    +Web Art Exhibition - Mokgeumto Gallery, Seoul, Korea
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