Hi, I'm Sungjoon • Steve
I enjoy designing thoughtful products, developing individuals & 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
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Notable work & contributions
Click on each section for details and projects taken on during that time
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.
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
Head of Design (Emerging products), Head of Studio (Incubation)
Joined to build a team from scratch focusing on new product development, reporting to the CEO. Founded two products (Tarte, Focusbot) and helped grow NAVER's own browser (Whale) and translator (Papago).
2017.1 - 2020.1
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 another bottom-up initiative that I got to pitch to Bill Gates in person and ultimately ship on Android & iOS.
2014.1 - 2016.12
Designed at the intersection of software and hardware. Was fortunate to work on mobile, tablets, and wearables including Galaxy series. During this time, started a bottom-up initiative and founded S-View cover, which grew to a multi-million dollar business for Samsung.
2009.2 - 2013.12
Creative Technologist
London Design Biennale
Representing South Korea with a team of graphic & product designers in an international design biennale. Took place in Sommrset House, London.
Non-fiction 회사에서 티 나게 딴짓하기
Published my first book, sharing learnings on design and putting momentum behind your passion.
Contextual Web History
Carnegie Mellon University
Independent project that grew into a full research paper accepted at ACM CHI and received awards from IBM & others.
Occasionally, I share my learnings in different forums.
Thoughts on design and other interests
You can find my thoughts on design here in my Coda doc.

Recently, I've been excited about the future blockchain is enabling and a world where everyone has the tools to unleash their ideas in the virtual space.
👋 You can also find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Coda
- Sungjoon Steve Won