"See the unseen. Expect the unexpected. And be more daring."
A curious explorer / moment capturer / satirical doodler / midnight music jamming musician (not really) who plays piano, guitar, and violin (in my tiny apartment) / an avid gastronomy follower and experimental amateur cook / best friends with caffeine / Michelangelo to Josef Albers / Fan of Einstein / and most importantly, a designer.
1990 - 1994 Glendale, California / 1994 - 2006 Seoul, Korea / 2006 - Present Seattle, WA
Traveled to 31 countries so far.
* Kay is currently working at Starbucks (Seattle, WA) as a Senior Industrial Designer.
University of Washington Class of 2013, Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design
Design Study Abroad Rome, Italy Aug 2011
Starbucks Senior Industrial Designer, Apr 2018 - Present
TEAGUE Industrial Designer II & Research/Strategist, Apr 2017 - Present
TEAGUE Industrial Designer & Visual Designer, Sep 2013 - Mar 2017
TEAGUE Industrial Design Intern, Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
SEAL(Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory) of University of Washington Design Lead Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
The Daily Newspaper illustrator, Jan 2012 - Jun 2013
Tactile Industrial Design Intern, Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
ICFF Designer Participant, 2011
Susan G. Komen Visual Communication Designer, Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
WORKS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Two patents in transportation product design / Denny Bike, Oregon Manifest Bike Design Competition 2014 (Winner) / Fast Company Innovation Design Award 2015 (Finalist) / IDEA Award 2014 (Bronze) / Crystal Cabin Award Finalist on Emirates First Class Cabin Design, M-Flex Duet Interior Divider for Collins Aerospace 2019 / Finalist, Panasonic Jazz Seat 2015 / IDSA Northwest Merit Award 2013 (Winner) / Artwork exhibit at Jacob Lawrence Gallery 2009 / University of Washington Dean's List (all four years) / Arts Guild Scholarship 2009 / Scholastic Writing & Art Award Exhibition 2007 & 2008 (Gold)