Sung Kim

Lead Product Designer
Amazon

Sung was ranked 51st in "The 75 Best Designers in Tech" by Business Insider in 2013 for the work he had done as a lead designer for Sam's Club shopping app (2013), 7-Eleven.com (2012), Bud Light's first touchscreen site (2010), and Joinred.com (2008).

Then in 2014, he quit – Sung left his full time job to pursue an idea that he believed could fundamentally change the way we interact with our digital world for the better.

With just $8K in his bank account, Sung started a company. He sold his car, raised $10K from Kickstarter, worked 120 hrs/wk on contract gigs, and bootstrapped $500K to fund the project.

The project led to creating a paradigm-shifting data organization method called "Organic Information Structure" — it has received global recognitions from FastCompany (2016), Webby (2017), and German Design Awards (2018).

In the midst of this insane journey, Sung has also helped raise $12M+ for 5 other startups with his UX/UI work.

Sung is now a Lead Product Designer at Amazon.

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