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Jongmin Kim is an international award-winning Interactive Developer & Designer, currently works as a senior UX engineer in Google, developing futuristic ideas and creative works. 

Jongmin Kim might be better-known for his personal work than for his commercial work, his Form Follows Function project is a collection of entrancing and engrossing “interactive experiences” that highlight just how far HTML5 can go. The award-winning site includes a spinning navigation wheel on the website, with each interactive experience represented by a poster. By clicking on a poster, an interactive experience opens up. Each one is as much a piece of art as it is a chance to push HTML5 to its limits.


Jongmin worked as a senior interactive developer and designer for over five years in South Korea.

During that time, he successfully worked on projects for celebrated clients such as Samsung, SK, and LG. At Firstborn Multimedia in New York, Jongmin was a Senior Developer who worked on Pepsi, Sony, and Cadillac. He has received multiple awards, including the Red Dot award, the IF award, the W3 award, the FWA, the Webby Awards, the One Show award and the Cannes Lion award.


He always tries to “pursue a minus design rather than plus designs” and keeps in mind that “form follows function”, and interesting animation, interaction and minimal design. His personal works reflect his approach to design. 

What do you do for inspiration?

I try to get a lot of different experiences.

How many hours do you work each week?

I usually work about 45 hours a week, but I usually spend more time on my personal projects. I spend the holidays working on it, my wife does not like it too much. 🙂

What software could you not live without?

PhpStorm, FDT, Xcode, Photoshop


NONI NONI is a website where you can draw images or letters that become 3D images formed by small colorful balls.

My two-year-old daughter loves drawing and calls it « no-ni-no-ni».

Her love of drawing inspired me to create this website for kids.

NONI NONI is a website where you can draw pictures or letters that are converted to 3d visual made up of colorful balls which are her favorite toys.

It utilizes Google’s Translate API and Machine Learning, the same technology as QuickDraw, as well as from artist Sanghee Cho.

You can reset the drawing by pressing the screen for a moment or shaking the device. And you can use the mouse wheel or two fingers to zoom in and out of 3d.

Jongmin Kim website:  http://blog.cmiscm.com/

Noni Noni website:  https://noni.cmiscm.com/

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