Janice Kim

Janice Kim

CS + Design @ UPenn in Philadelphia, PA, She / Her

Making the most of my final semester of college—pottery, risograph, quiltmaking, film photography, CNC-ing, and more!

5 months ago


Senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science & Design. Incoming Product Design @ Benchling.

Work Experience

2023 — Now

Backed by Y Combinator (W24)

2022 — Now
Philadelphia, PA

Led all design as a 0-to-1 product leader building a data management system for 88 researchers across 5 research labs. Created and managed a multi-platform design system. Set the design language for all product, including developing a new logo.

2023 — 2023
San Francisco, CA

Completed end-to-end feature design to improve tooling for scientists to generate better data from their instruments via real-time transforms preview. Shipped for all customers in December 2023.

2023 — 2023

Increased customer satisfaction (CSAT) by creating illusion of shorter wait times for loading and file uploading experience. Collaborated with UX, UI, content, and engineering teams for end-to-end feature development. Supported user research team to refresh customer service experience.

2022 — 2022
Design Technologist Intern at Ripple
Menlo Park, CA

Increased new user retention with onboarding redesign. Prototyped 9 new features to show investors future app functionalities. Designed a pitch deck that raised a $3m seed round. Led user testing, defined new location-based forum feature, and evangelized vision with senior leadership.

2021 — 2021
New York, NY

Built 7 Vue.js components to redesign social share experience on News site, increasing share clicks by 35.9%. Worked alongside senior product designer to improve accessibility by implementing WAI-ARIA concepts in 12 existing components. Collaborated with senior engineers in biweekly agile sprints.


2019 — Now
Philadelphia, PA

Designed and developed 4 high-impact open-source software solutions for nonprofit organizations in teams with 5-8 other students. Spearheaded the inclusion of design and research principles in development workflow to further the growth of the organization and product quality.

2021 — 2023
Philadelphia, PA

Co-launched Penn’s first tech and design community. Developed curriculum to introduce product design to 28 club members across 4 semesters. Organized design speaker panel to introduce design career pathways to 85 attendees. Scaled reach via resource newsletter launch with 200 subscribers.


2020 — Now
B.S., Computer Science at University of Pennsylvania
2020 — Now
B.A., Design at University of Pennsylvania