Website of the day.Received: February 2nd 2014
Creative Director. UI/UX Designer. Entrepreneur. Product Developer. Frontend Developer.
Hi my name is Andy Kim. I'm a 35 year old product nut from Orange County, CA.
I’m obsessed with designing digital products that empower people through functional simplicity. Couple that with the proven skills to imagine, design, build and grow products from scratch gives me an invaluable edge for all my clients. Apple seems to agree: they featured every mobile app I’ve designed (Mingle, Furnish, Live Nation).
What I love to do
How I came to be
Oversees all web and mobile design projects for Live Nation. Manages a team of 4 designers and work closely with the content, marketing and product teams to develop and execute product strategies under extreme time constraints.
After project kickoff, I'm responsible for researching and understanding all business objectives to set forth a couple sets of wireframes and flow charts. Once the shareholders buy in, I take those IA documents and convert them into high fidelity comps and prototypes using a combination of Invision, HTML5, CSS and JQuery, depending on the prototype.
I was responsible for the leading the redesign efforts of Livenation.com and its iOS flagship application. The Live Nation iPhone app was redesigned to simplify the overall interface from onboarding to checkout confirmation. Prior to the redesign, the app was rated 2 stars and today it sits at 4.5.
February 2012 - Current
As one of three co-founders, I am responsible for the product direction, design (UX & UI), frontend programming and business development roles for Furnish.
With no marketing and in a couple months, Furnish went from an idea to become a recognized player in the furniture e-commerce mobile space with over 520,000 members all over the world and its growing faster than ever. As of this month, Furnish is now profitable with revenue growing every week and Furnish has be covered by numerous press outlets such as Gizmodo, Business Insider and MSN.
I oversee all aspects of the product including its execution on all our platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android and the web.
October 2012 - Current
Taking the experience from Mingle, I was given the responsibility to redesign the Life360 application for both Android and iOS. I worked closely with the product development team to not only redesign the interface from the ground up but also instrumental in releasing new features such as the geofencing alerts.
February 2012 - October 2012
Co-founded a mobile app company called Mingle with two other co-founders. Mingle was a location-based social networking app for professionals. Mingle was featured by Apple and became the #10 free social networking app 4 weeks after it launched. Raised outside financing from multiple investors and grew the company to 50,000 users worldwide but was unable to monetize and hit the rapid traction it needed to raise a subsequent round. After running it for 18 months, Mingle was closed.
October 2010 - February 2012
Managed the product development process and strategy of all interactive products including enterprise software, consumer web and mobile initiatives for electronic and automotive clients such as Pioneer Electronics and Scion Motors. All design direction were guided by both business objectives and existing user behavior data. Processes included wireframes, specification documentation, high-fidelity designs and hand-coding HTML prototypes.
September 2009 - October 2010
Oversaw design initiatives to enhance multiple Spark properties such as JDate and Christian Mingle. All design direction was focused on increasing onboarding conversions and overall engagement. I also managed two frontend engineers and often got my hands dirty with the coding.
June 2009 - September 2009
Managed a team of 3 designers for all ad initiatives. Lead all core web and mobile design projects and worked closely with the ad team to create innovative ad inventory. Responsible for two full site-wide redesigns including the initial mobile application. And of course I did programming here too by building out the frontend to be integrated into the .net framework and worked closely with developers.
August 2006 - June 2009
Majored in business admin with a minor in finance.