Hi, I'm Sungjoon • Steve
I enjoy designing thoughtful products, developing teams to be at their best, and investing in technologies that can make life simple.  
These have led me on a journey filled with excitement as well as challenges that helped me grow as a person and as a designer.
My journey
Selected work
Some of the past work I've been most proud of focused on enabling people to be productive, designing tools to shape ideas, and defining how mobile can be mindful & highly intentional in your day-to-day.
Coda
Design leadership
On an adventure helping shape work and crafting ideas in better ways. Managing & growing a talented team of designers focused on teams, monetization, user trust, and enterprise.
2020.3 - Current
NAVER
Head of Design (Emerging products), Head of Studio (Incubation)
Built a new team focused on incubation and new product development. Founded two products (Tarte, Focusbot) and helped grow NAVER's own browser (Whale) and translator (Papago).
2017.1 - 2020.1
Microsoft
Lead, Senior Designer, PM
Took on a few different roles. Started out as a PM on Windows, then came back as a Designer in Office. During this time, started a bottom-up initiative that I got to pitch to Bill Gates in person and led the team to ship on Android & iOS.
2014.1 - 2016.12
Samsung
Designer
Designed at the intersection of software and hardware. Was fortunate to work on various mobile, tablets, and wearables products including the Galaxy series. Started a bottom-up initiative and founded S-View cover, which grew into a new multi-million dollar business for Samsung.
2009.2 - 2013.12
London Design Biennale
Creative Technologist
Represented South Korea with a team of graphic & product designers in an international design biennale. Took place in Sommrset House, London.
2016
Non-fiction "회사에서 티 나게 딴짓하기"
Author
Was offered an opportunity to published a book. Shared learnings on design and creating momentum behind your passion.
2016
Contextual Web History
Project co-founder, researcher, designer
Independent project from Carnegie Mellon University that grew into a full research paper accepted at ACM CHI and received awards from IBM & others.
2008
Get in touch
You can find me on LinkedIn or Twitter.