JIYOUNG KIM

Graphic Designer
kimsagwa33@gmail.com
A New York-based graphic designer specializing in typography, UI/UX, and motion graphics. Dedicated to crafting meaningful designs and exploring innovative ways to convey valuable messages.


EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts  New York, NY
M.F.A. Design
Sep 2022 – May 2024

Google UX Design Professional Certificate
Coursera
2024

Hongik University  Seoul, Korea
B.F.A. Visual Communication Design
Mar 2013 – Feb 2018


SKILLS & TOOLS

UX Design Principles · Wireframing/Prototyping · Branding · Packaging · UX Research · Illustration · Filmmaking · Bookbinding · Data Visualization · 3D Printing · VJing · Projection Mapping
Adobe Creative Suite · Figma/Sketch · CSS/HTML · Blender · Thinkercad · Spark AR · VDMX4


WORK EXPERIENCE

Design Intern
Landor  New York, NY
May 2024 – Aug 2024  *expected
Developing design solutions, including motion graphics and competitive audits, while supporting Design Directors.
Creating and integrating brand messaging into PPTs and other deliverables, collaborating with internal teams and clients to showcase creative excellence.

Student Assistant
School of Visual Arts  New York, NY
Jan 2023 – May 2024
Facilitated communication between professors and students, assisting in administrative tasks and document management.
Expertly set up projectors and online class systems.

Design Intern
Godfrey Dadich Partners  New York, NY
Jun 2023 – Aug 2023
Developed a proposal for a social media storytelling opportunity targeting a prospective organization.
Created 8+ motion graphics for company social media posts and crafted icons and guide PPTs for clients including Microsoft, Bissell and UPS.

Graphic Designer
Inspire/d, Crevisse  Seoul, Korea
Feb 2018 – Jul 2020
Built 4+ campaign websites and designed 8+ merchandise for non-profits such as UNICEF and World Vision, notably enhancing engagement with new young sponsors.
Created content for Facebook, Instagram, and newsletters for 5+ clients, aligning with brand direction.

Art Director 
808%  Seoul, Korea
Jul 2016 – Oct 2018
Designed brand identity for 808%, a Seoul underground DJ crew, fusing modern and traditional Korean art.
Crafted unique monthly promotional posters and motion graphics, combining hand-painted illustrations with modern patterns for lively DJ events.

Art Director 
F-H-YU Jeon Seoul, Korea
Jan 2017 – Mar 2017
Designed branding and printed materials such as posters, banners, and leaflets for the school’s union exhibition.

Design Intern
Ranee&Company Seoul, Korea
Jul 2016 – Dec 2016
Supported cosmetic package design and conducted research in F&B and cosmetic markets.

Freelance UI/UX Designer
Spoqa  Seoul, Korea
Aug 2015 – Jan 2016
Made UI icons and 4+ infographic newsletters each month.


AWARDS

Silver  *Student Winner
Graphis New Talent
2024
The Grid, Editorial Design
Screwy Book, Editorial Design

Silver  *Student Winner
Indigo Awards
2024
The Grid, Magazine & Newspaper Design
Screwy Book, Book Design

Winner
GDWEB Design Awards  *Good Design Web, Korea
2020
2019 UNICEF Korea Team Campaign website

Semifinalist
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
2017
Sorosoro Lunchbox Project in Commercial – Print / Graphic / Illustration


EXHIBITIONS

Artist
Blind Poster100  Seoul, Korea
2017 – 2019
Participated in annual poster exhibitions with random design challenges, including creating posters based on assigned novel passages.

Designer, Editor
Ganadara Vol.5  Seoul, Korea
Jul 2015 – Nov 2015
Directed a chapter in the Korean typography book ‘Ganadara,’ overseeing team efforts and managing exhibition installation.