About Edward Kim

Edward Kim is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in architecture and design. He is an aspiring industrial and product designer, and currently works as a freelancer and as a design intern at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

That’s all there is to me on a professional basis. If you’re interested in learning more about me and how I came to love design, here’s a longform read:

I’ve always been enamored by the arts. My attention was first drawn by cartography – by the age of three I was obsessed with drawing maps of my local neighborhood and family vacation travel routes. GPS systems and atlases fascinated me, and ultimately served as the beginning of what would become my love for design. In fifth grade, I took an independent project opportunity to study HTML, creating my first website that same month and continuing to independently study since.

Since then I have never stopped pursuing my passion. Throughout middle school and high school, I volunteered to create graphics, promotional materials, and videos for my school and clubs, and gained experience through independent projects of my own (this is probably my sixth personal website redesign). I now work both in a freelance capacity and as an intern for one of the world’s most celebrated business schools.

Throughout eight years, I have self-taught and gained experience in graphic design – for print and web media, filmmaking, digital illustrations, and more.

I hope I’m known by my peers for my obsession to detail and pursuit for perfectionism, where each small element can make a noticable impact on the way something looks. I am inspired by the design ethos of modern architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, and of industrial designers such as Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive.

If you’d like to work with me or get to know more about me, don’t hesitate to reach out.