Head of Design, Emerging products 2019.4 - 2020.1 Responsible for a team of 14 product designers, visual designers, motion designer, and PMs focused on the design and experience of the following emerging products at NAVER (Whale browser, Papago translator, Alpha program). Managed a combination of individual contributors, a lead, and a manager.
Head of Studio, Incubation 2017.1 - 2019.3 Founded and built up a product & design team focused on discovering and incubating new products. Also started and championed NAVER Alpha, an outlet for experimental projects across the company. Grew the team from 0 → 11. Responsibilities included • Designing new concepts with the potential to become a new venture or with a clear experimental purpose. • Directing an interdisciplinary team of product designers, visual designers, and developers (Developers between 2017 - 2018) • As the team started small, driving hands-on design and engineering work during the first year. • Interviewing and hiring talent.
Alpha program 2018 - 2020 An outlet for experimental projects and an intrapreneurship program to encourage bottom-ups incubation across the company.
Global Design Internship Program 2018 Company's first global internship program. Drove recruiting, raising NAVER's awareness abroad, and running the internship program.
Whale browser 2019 - 2020 Whale was a modern web browser focused on omnitasking. Supported the design team during this period. Whale design became a recipient of the 2020 iF Design Award for the new designs explored & shipped during this time.
Papago translator 2019 - 2020 Papago was a translator product focused on breaking down the language barriers to bring people together and knowledge closer. Supported the design team during this period. It served over 10 million monthly active users at the time our team was responsible for the product design.