Kim, A.

Ahmee Kim is PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Trained as a space designer, I had been working in interior design sector for 7 years in Italy and Korea. Running a design studio with a partner in Seoul, I designed houses and shops for small and medium-sized business owners. Since 2015, inspired by some of my clients in social sector, I was drawn to the topic of design-driven social innovation. I worked in a social enterprise for a couple of years, and through that experience I learned the possibility of design approach making differences in the public and social sector. My research topic is about design practices in governmental organizations. I aim to find out how to scale design practices in governments and how practitioners can benefit from this knowledge. I believe that big impact can be created in the public and social sector when governments can change their ways of working. 


  • 2005 ─ 2006
    Master of Fine Arts in Interior & Living Design
  • 1998 ─ 2003
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design


  • 2015 ─ 2017
    Marketing manager, Contemporary Art Network Foundation
  • 2013
    Assistant manager, Daehye Interior and Architecture Ltd.
  • 2010 – 2012
    Co-founder, Ellfo Design
  • 2008 – 2009
    Assistant manager, Bitzro & Partners
  • 2007 – 2008
    Junior designer, Studio 63

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Design Strategy Project 2019/2020

Ahmee Kim

Present on: Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri