Design & Strategy

I’m passionate about improving complex systems, especially for those who need it most. A powerful model for sustainable innovation is to engage with those experiencing the problem to create useful, usable solutions.

I believe that innovation is the business of shifting paradigms, so for the last 16 years I have developed a practice that blends Human-Centered Design, Lean, and Agile to:

  • Deliver products, services, and strategies that are user-derived, impactful, and measurable.
  • Lead systems to quickly turn ideas into improved outcomes, better experiences, and novel revenue streams.
  • Build programs, offices and departments inclusively, collaboratively, and sustainably.

I’ve developed human-centered, systems-scale design strategies for services, products, spaces and experiences ranging from apps and websites to emergency departments, furniture, systems strategy, end-to-end services, multi-platform product redesigns, and retail environments for clients like Target, MSK, Philips, Amita and Coke.

Let’s work together.

  • david @ davidkim.us    /    +1 646 620 5298

    Get in touch. Let’s be amici.

    david @ davidkim.us    /    +1 646 620 5298
  • david @ davidkim.us    /    +1 646 620 5298

    Get in touch. Let’s be amici.

    david @ davidkim.us    /    +1 646 620 5298
  • New York Magazine

    Witty pieces.

    New York Magazine
  • The Huffington Post

    Fantastic — modern and minimalist.

    The Huffington Post
  • Cool Hunting

    This was most inspiring. A holistic design that focuses on user experience and cultural impact.

    Cool Hunting
  • Forward Council

    A cutting-edge experiment in living showcasing. Creative furniture, décor, and art creating complete interior environments that redefine possibilities of interior space.

    Forward Council
  • Tree Hugger

    Inspired in his willingness to take on an issue as difficult as disaster relief, and highly original in materials and approach.

    Tree Hugger
  • New York Magazine

    Witty pieces.

    New York Magazine
  • The Huffington Post

    Fantastic — modern and minimalist.

    The Huffington Post
  • Cool Hunting

    This was most inspiring. A holistic design that focuses on user experience and cultural impact.

    Cool Hunting
  • Forward Council

    A cutting-edge experiment in living showcasing. Creative furniture, décor, and art creating complete interior environments that redefine possibilities of interior space.

    Forward Council
  • Tree Hugger

    Inspired in his willingness to take on an issue as difficult as disaster relief, and highly original in materials and approach.

    Tree Hugger
  • Red Dot 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Product Design Awards

    Red Dot 2016, 2015
  • Red Dot 2017, 2015

    Recipient of Design Concept Awards

    Red Dot 2017, 2015
  • Fast Company 2016

    Recipient of Innovation By Design Awards

    Fast Company 2016
  • Philips 2017, 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Innovation Awards

    Philips 2017, 2016, 2015
  • iF Design 2016

    Recipient of Gold Awards

    iF Design 2016
  • Index 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Design Awards

    Index 2016, 2015
  • POPAI 2015, 2014, 2013

    Recipient of Retail Services, Innovation, Experiential, Flagship, Beauty & Insights

    POPAI 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Red Dot 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Product Design Awards

    Red Dot 2016, 2015
  • Red Dot 2017, 2015

    Recipient of Design Concept Awards

    Red Dot 2017, 2015
  • Fast Company 2016

    Recipient of Innovation By Design Awards

    Fast Company 2016
  • Philips 2017, 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Innovation Awards

    Philips 2017, 2016, 2015
  • iF Design 2016

    Recipient of Gold Awards

    iF Design 2016
  • Index 2016, 2015

    Recipient of Design Awards

    Index 2016, 2015
  • POPAI 2015, 2014, 2013

    Recipient of Retail Services, Innovation, Experiential, Flagship, Beauty & Insights

    POPAI 2015, 2014, 2013