Lead industrial designer @ Naver Labs Corp. (www.naverlabs.com)
Seungwoo Kim(b.1982) is a professional industrial designer skilled in mass production. He won numerous internationally renowned awards including 23 iF, Red Dot and IDEA awards. Before studying design 4 years at Konkuk University in Seoul, he majored in engineering for 2 years, and his engineering base has had a great impact on the structural understanding of mechanical engineering. In 2006, he worked at Samsung Electronics’ User-centered Design Lab for 8 months, and during this period he realized the importance of usability as well as the aesthetics in things. Since then, he has been designing with a focus on good usability, and melted it in most of his work. For 7 years from 2009, he worked for Coway, the leader in home health-care appliances market in South Korea with about $8 billion market capitalization. He was responsible for the Cairs brand covering the air care categories, and designed numerous mass-produced products. Since 2015, he has joined the new hardware business of NAVER, South Korea’s top IT company with market capitalization of about $30 billion. He still enjoys thinking about creative new things and realizing it to real world.