Hi, I'm Kim Ku.

Designer, illustrator, and printmaker.

WalkaboutNYC

WalkaboutNYC

Redesigned the visual branding and UI experience of WalkaboutNYC, an annual walking tour of New York startups.

Role: Branding, design, front-end development, animation

Harvest Field Guides

Harvest Field Guides

Art direction for the Harvest Field Guides, an online manual for small businesses about different pricing models.

Role: Art direction, branding, design

Harvest Chrome Extension

Harvest Chrome Extension

Developed the Harvest Chrome extension so that Basecamp and Trello customers could seamlessly track time to their projects with Harvest.

This idea evolved into the Harvest Platform so users could natively implement time tracking to any application.

Role: Design, front-end development

The Twistrose Key

The Twistrose Key

Designed and developed the book website for The Twistrose Key for Penguin books.

Role: Design, front-end development

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

Designed and developed the book website for Thirteen Reasons Why for Penguin books.

Role: Design, front-end development

Swag

Swag

One of my guilty pleasures is designing useful swag.

Left to right: WalkaboutNYC, Harvest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Tapestry Stories

Tapestry

Illustrated and animated original stories for Tapestry app to showcase its power as a storytelling medium.

Ghost Noir

Self-initiated Silkscreen Artist Book Projects

In 2014, Ghost Noir was selected for the Society of Illustrators: Comic & Cartoon Art Annual.

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I'm Kim Ku, a designer, illustrator, and printmaker based in New York City.

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2013—2014

Freelance
Designer, front-end developer, and/or illustrator for Penguin Books, Random House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tapestry app, Tonx Coffee

2011—2013

Harvest
Product designer & front-end developer

2007—2011

Bonnier Corp
Web designer

2006—2007

Penguin
Web designer