Hello, I'm Josh Kim...

and change has been the only constant of my life, from moving all over the states in a minority, military family to busking across the world. It's how I've come to love my job so much. I enjoy adapting to new worlds, listening actively to new people and making their lives more delightful than before through design.

I've been a UX designer by trade for the past 2 years at Deloitte Digital. I also champion diversity and inclusion as a culture chair.

it me and my Deloitte Digital crew
Pursuing a calling as a UX Designer at Deloitte Digital

I do alot of work in the GPS (government and public service) world with the very best in digital consulting, and have helped design solutions for state health care and national defense. I am an outspoken evangelist for inclusive and ethical design within this space.

I've taken up a role as a culture chair to better champion diversity and inclusion.

I started, and now curate and maintain, our studio's design library. I tailor design book recommendations to peers and host French Press Friday book chats.

it me searching for users to interview in NYC
Qual Research kind of guy with inclusive UI experience

Things I use:
Sketch (+Craft/Abstract), Axure RP, Balsamiq, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bootstrap

What I do:
Heuristic Evaluations, Contextual Inquiry and Analysis, Affinity Diagramming and WAAD Facilitation, Client Product Workshops, User Modeling (Personas with Cooper's Goal-Directed Method), Rapid Prototyping and Usability Testing

Who I look up to: Koi Vinh, Steve Portigal, Indi Young, Alan Cooper, Margaret Lee... the list goes way too long.

it me lecturing at Carnegie
Always failing, learning and sharing

See how I learned that design is never really perfect through a project that was scripted for failure from the start.

I am always reading a design book. Check out my personal collection here.

I am passionate about education. I've had the fortune of guest lecturing on HCI at CMU's IS school.

I also go out of my way to help new UX'ers without academic design backgrounds find the ropes.

Follow my UX journey on insta @a_ux_apart or catch up with my latest thoughts on Medium.

Josh's Quick Facts Zone

I'm a kendoka and have studied the sword for over a decade. I taught at Virginia Tech for all four of my undergraduate years as the club's president and captain. Under my leadership, the club hosted classes for hundreds of students and nurtured a competitive team that would fight at national tournaments.