Wendy Kim
Product designer

 
 
 
 
 

Contently

Lead Product Designer
Jan 2014 - Jun 2017

Senior Designer
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014

  • Designed all parts of Contently’s B2B, enterprise, SaaS product with an emphasis on simplicity, usability, and responsiveness
  • Worked closely with developers, product managers, and key stakeholders across the organization to balance business needs and technical feasibility with good design
  • Documented all UI elements in a style guide in order to maintain visual consistency despite a rapidly growing team working in an agile framework
  • Developed journey maps, site maps, wireframes, prototypes and specs
  • Temporarily served as marketing creative director for a year while also maintaining product responsibilities
  • Oversaw and mentored the design team

Lot18

Senior Designer
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013

Designer
May 2011 - Mar 2012

  • Led the design component of a cross-departmental team focused on improving the user experience from order placement to delivery via website improvements and print projects
  • Helped quickly iterate and launch Collection, a new product and a shift away from a previous flash sale-based business model
  • Reconciled direct marketing needs with brand principles to create promotional materials
  • Created and coded product email templates to render across browsers and email clients
  • Identified bottlenecks in order to improve email production processes across marketing, inventory, photography, and design teams

enter: new media

Interactive Designer
Sep 2008-Mar 2011

  • Created Facebook pages and applications, websites, blogs, microsites, emails, print material, and decks for social media marketing agency specializing in fashion and entertainment
  • Client work included Vogue, Versace, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Lauren Merkin, A&E, and VH1

Skills & miscellany

Expert at Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), InVision, Lucidchart

Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript; experience with Ruby

I've watched West Wing too many times to count.

 

Education

Wellesley College 2004 – 2008
B.A. in History, May 2008

Parsons 2010 – 2011
Continuing Education: Typography I, Typography II

New York Code and Design Academy Sept 2013 – Jan 2014
Introduction to Web Design: 16-week intensive certificate course