Hi, I'm Daechan Kim,
a product designer studying people and their lives.

👋 Hi, my name is Daechan Kim and I am a multidisciplinary product designer with a strong passion for User Experience Design.

I have over two years of industry experience and I am proficient in crafting intuitive and engaging interfaces and conducting comprehensive user research on the relationship between technology and human interaction.


Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY | Graduating May 2024BFA, Industrial Design (2016-2024)Minor Mobile Design and Development

Key Skills

User Experience Design
User Research,Usability Testing
Interaction Design
Design Strategy


After Effects


Certificate of Concept Excellence | NYS FingerlakesRegion Business Model Competition 2023 (May 2023)
Dean’s List | College of Art and Design(2017 - 2022)


UI Designer | PrivaC

Remote | January 2023 – Present |Part-time

  • Developed brand identities and established design systems for a mobile application for PrivaC, the first cybercrime countermeasure service for Bangladeshis
  • Developed the visual of a Minimum Viable Product(MVP) using Figma through wireframing and lo-fi prototyping in alignment with industry UI standards
  • Collaborated with a cross-functional team of developers to actualize the MVP, enabling user testing, attracting alpha testers, and communicating with investors

UX Researcher | Open@RIT

Rochester, NY | May-August 2023 (4months) | Co-op

  • Led the UX development of the initial frameworks and user flow for Mystic, Open@RIT’s collaboration platform for open projects within the university
  • Conducted 19 stakeholder interviews using customer discovery techniques to define discipline characteristics, product-market fit, and target user profiles
  • Documented the findings about commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of open collaboration across the academic disciplines

Student Researcher | Invest in openInfrastructure (IOI)

Student Researcher | Invest in openInfrastructure (IOI)

  • Authored a research paper presenting comprehensive analytics on governance and sustainability practices across 37open-computing entities
  • Synthesized key findings about open computing organizations by leveraging secondary research and referencing a given industry standard guide

UI Designer | Open@RIT

Rochester, NY | August-December2022 (5 months) | Co-op

  • Provided consulting services, including user research and UI/UX design solutions for academic open-source projects withinthe Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Collaborated with a developer to craft user-friendly web pages for two open projects, enhancing accessibility and comprehension
  • Created multimedia brand identity designs, facilitating effective communication during the impactful Open Work in AcademiaSummit in September 2022

Product Design Intern | Meraki Billiards

Seoul, South Korea | May 2020 -May 2021 (1 year) | Internship

  • Conceived and launched four new product lines, cue case, chalk, glove, and shaft, within the luxury billiard equipment market by leveraging competitive market research, user interviews, and profound analysis
  • Engaged with e-commerce retailers, crowdfunding platforms, printing companies, parts suppliers, and product manufacturers


Conoted - Note Sharing Platform for CollegeStudents | RIT Simone Center Student Accelerator Program

January - April 2023

  • Developed the foundational business model,go-to-market strategy, and product roadmap for the note-sharing communityplatform for college students
  • Awarded Certificate of Concept Excellence in NewYork State Business Model Competition 2023 - Fingerlakes Region
  • Conducted 140+ customer discovery interviews& 30+ Solution interviews
  • Acquired 14 Alpha Testers by the end of the program
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