Mini Kim, Designer in New York City, NY, United States

Mini Kim


New York City, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 19, 2018

Mini has worked with a diverse array of clients for over a decade in New York City. She enjoys learning about different industries and their unique challenges having worked with healthcare, finance, and technology companies amongst others. Mini believes strongly that UX is about collaboration between the business, users, and technology. In every project, she uses various UX methods and deliverables to get the best results.

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Work Experience

2019 - PRESENT

Senior Product Designer

Clover Network, Inc.
  • Worked on the internal process and design of the eCommerce section of
Technologies: MURAL, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sympli, InVision, Sketch
2018 - PRESENT

Lead UX Design Instructor

General Assembly
  • Designed a lesson plan with the General Assembly syllabus as a guide.
  • Taught a ten-week-long, part-time UX design course.
  • Created and led three hours workshop on user journey mapping.
Technologies: Google Slides, Apple Keynote, Sketch, InVision
2008 - PRESENT

UX Strategist | UX Researcher | UX Designer | Service Designer

  • Conducted research and designed the user flow for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Worked on the visualization of investment data for Polly Portfolio, a financial startup.
  • Created wireframes for GE, DGIT, Stop & Frisk app, and various startup companies.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch
2016 - 2019

Lead UX Researcher and Designer

Publicis Media (Publicis Groupe)
  • Led the team involved in gathering user requirements, user testing, and wireframing for the in-house media planning tool.
  • Worked on UX research to understand media campaign flow and created process map and user personas.
  • Developed a research plan and usability testing template.
  • Conducted a competitive analysis of different tools on multiple projects.
  • Suggested UX research methods for a project based on the product team's needs.
Technologies: Abstracts, Zeplin, OmniGraffle, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, InVision
2015 - 2016

Senior UX Researcher | Designer

  • Planned and conducted user research and created a report that demonstrated the users’ needs and challenges through the map of existing user flow.
  • Managed junior UX designers and UX researchers and guided them to plan and run user testing.
  • Conducted workshop with the users and facilitated the session.
Technologies: Google Slides, Adobe Photoshop, MURAL, OmniGraffle, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, InVision
2013 - 2014

Director of Design and Interaction

UNICEF Office of Innovation
  • Built a design-and-interaction team by hiring designers, developers, and data scientists.
  • Determined priorities, defined the deliverables, and set timelines for different projects.
  • Oversaw designers and developers throughout the projects.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop
2012 - 2012

UX/UI Designer

VivaKi (Publicis Groupe)
  • Participated in wireframing exercises and meetings for the internal iPad dashboard of media buying for CEO and CFO of Publicis Groupe.
  • Designed user interface and data visualization for the internal iPad dashboard.
  • Mapped out the integration process of the company and created an instruction manual.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle
2011 - 2012

Information Designer

Addison Design Company
  • Researched and redesigned “Explanation of Benefit” for BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina.
  • Created wireframes for the online 2011 GE annual report.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
2011 - 2011

Freelance Web Designer

West Elm
  • Designed a graphic solution for the launch of an international shipping program on the site.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2009 - 2011

Senior Designer

Kenneth Cole Production
  • Worked on Kenneth Cole Unlisted brand’s Spring 2011 campaigned by deciding on a concept, directing a photo shoot, and designing a layout.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2009 - 2009

Freelance Designer

  • Explored the visual system for a new AT&T campaign which involved determining where the price point will be, what graphic elements will be used, and where the copy is.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign


2012 - 2015

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Interaction Design

School of Visual Arts - New York City, NY, USA

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication

Washington University - St. Louis, MO, USA


Qualitative Research - 12 yearsUser Journey Maps - 10 yearsService Blueprints - 8 yearsService Design - 8 yearsUser Interviews - 8 yearsUser Research - 8 yearsDesign Thinking - 8 yearsUsability Testing - 7 years


New York City, NY, United States