Mr. TJ KimDesign Manager, Kimberly Clark; Former Director, Beyond Design
TJ Kim, is currently working as Design Manager at Kimberly-Clark, supporting the K-C Professional business, focusing on business needs, delivering leading edge health, hygiene, and productivity solutions for people in their work place.
Prior to joining K-C, TJ has been working as the Director of New Product Development at a design consultancy in Chicago, IL, Beyond Design. He has extensive experience with all aspects of the product development process, including ethnographic research, design strategy and project management.
He’s also been involved with various other universities in the state and Korea, including Northwestern University, UIC and Hong-Ik university, teaching as an adjunct faculty and giving lectures on design thinking and strategic design process. His efforts in educating others will continue at Georgia tech as an adjunct faculty, teaching master of industrial design students about strategic design language.
His design philosophy is focused on leading the strategic design process through human centered design, has educated both designers and non-designers with design thinking and process. He has received many award for design excellence and holds more than 50 U.S. patents.