TK KONG

Product designer from New York City, studying Information Science at Cornell.

Facebook
Product Design Intern / Summer 2018
Product designer for Facebook's e-commerce platform, Marketplace, as a member of the Buy and Sell Groups Team.
I led the cross-functional design process for an end-to-end experience to help buyers discover products in their communities. I also launched growth experiments with engineers to increase metrics. During my free time, I created Origami interaction patterns for internal use.
Pixelcode
Co-Founder, CEO / Winter 2018 to Present
Pixelcode is a web-based tool that instantly transforms designs into industry standard Swift code. As the CEO and Co-Founder, I designed the user experience and interface for the web application, and managed business operations. I worked closely with our iOS developer to create an intuitive language system to transform designs into code.
Finalists at 2018 Princeton's TigerLaunch and Cornell's Big Idea pitch competitions.
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Instagram Communities Concept
Designer / Fall 2016
For Intro to Digital Product Design, I completed a concept case study that focused on connecting people with common interests through a community on Instagram.
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Mantl (Techstars '16)
Product Design Intern / Summer 2017
I redesigned the on-boarding flow that increased sign-ups by 3x. I also created a comprehensive style guide with the front-end developer to maintain consistency in components. Simultaneously, I researched and designed features for a scalable mobile banking application.
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CUAUV
Business Team Lead / Winter 2017 to Present
I am leading the web and marketing design for Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, a project team that designs and builds AUVs for research and competition. I am currently leading the website redesign, 2018 sponsorship packet, and marketing materials. Previously, I worked on the 2017 sponsorship packet.
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Ithaca Transit
Product Designer / Fall 2017
As a part of Cornell AppDev team, I worked with 2 product designers and 5 engineers to ship a beta launch of Ithaca Transit. I worked on the redesign of the home page and introduced the Favorites feature.
Ithaca Transit is a mobile transit application that provides students and locals in the Ithaca community with a simple and reliable method of using the public transit system.
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Italia Innovation Program
Design Consultant / Summer 2017
In a pool of 1,000 applicants, I was one of 75 selected to solve challenges for Italian companies. In a team of 5, we designed a strategy to change De'Longhi Groupʼs brand perception from comfort appliance to wellness product. We also introduced a new B2C business model that provides an on-demand rental program to end customers.
Presented work to DeʼLonghi Groupʼs Director of Innovation and Head of Product Marketing.
Within App
Freelance Designer / Summer 2017
Within is a networking app for organizations, and I redesigned its minimum viable product. I also introduced essential product features (such as Notifications).
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Easybank
Hackathon Grand Prize Winner / Fall 2016
I led design and front-end development for a simplified banking experience for the elderly at the 2016 Cornell Fintech Hackathon in New York City. We won the overall grand prize and presented our project to Capital One.
Ride Ithaca
Designer / Fall 2016
Ride Ithaca is a mobile bus application for the Ithaca community. Worked with two developers to enable students and locals to ride the bus easily.
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