About Kyung Min

 

 

Currently Director of Product Design @ Matic, I’m a creative designer passionate about creating thoughtful and delightful experiences.

The Serious

I’m a full-stack designer (with a branding & UX bent) who has over a decade of experience in product and communications design at tech companies and creative agencies. My educational background includes two Bachelor’s degrees; one from Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production & Design and Music Business / Management, and another from Academy of Art University in Web Design & New Media. 

The Important

But enough of the serious, now for the important. Ice hockey has been a big part of my life since third grade; I was a hockey recruit to my Boston area high school! 🤔 It’s okay, nobody believed that even back then. These days I play on three teams in SF and Oakland, mainly as a goalie. I’m also in a choir, and we even performed on the main stage at Outside Lands in front of thousands! I can’t actually sing though. Don’t worry about it. 😉 

 

 

More About Kyung

 

 

Goals

I hope to be an artist across multiple mediums, focusing on visual arts expression, experimental music, and journalistic writing, for the purposes of examining society and human interaction.

 

 

Quotes

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life”

Virginia Woolf’s character (played by Nicole Kidman) from The Hours

“Work is most fulfilling when you’re at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you are doing.”

@alaindebotton on Twitter

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the ‘normal people’ as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like ‘Have a nice day’ and ‘Weather’s awful today, eh?’ you yearn inside to say forbidden things like ‘Tell me something that makes you cry’ or ‘What do you think deja vu is for?’ Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everybody carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.”

Timothy Leary

 

 
 
 

Locations

I was born in Korea, but I hopped around Chicago, Greater Washington D.C. (Maryland & Northern Virginia), Seoul, Hong Kong, London, and Boston, until I landed in San Francisco, where I’ve lived for over a decade. 

 

 

Podcasts

I ❤️ Jon Lovett.

It took a few episodes for this show to really find its groove, and now it’s the bestest thing ever! 

I mean, you can get depressed and angry, or you can laugh with friends. The latter is so much more enjoyable. 

 

 

Books

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One of these days, I’m going to be able to read this book without, um, leaking from the eyes. ☺️