Sophistication meets minimalism
Chris Kim is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary design consultant with a strong affinity for a minimalist approach to digital media production.
Spanning various areas of the digital media sector, below is the curated list of recent projects that Chris has led or been a part of.
“The Malala Fund is the official organization led by Malala Yousafzai focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education.”Visit
“The Assembly is a bi-annual interactive magazine for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. Each issue of the magazine promotes and explores new and unique ideas in editing. We’ve connected it to our database of over 50,000 videos, articles, podcasts, and more!”Visit
“Musical Toronto was launched, November 2011 and is run by composer and editor Michael Vincent. Over the past three years, it has become Toronto’s leading classical music digital magazine. We are here to report and promote the things that make Toronto one of the most vibrant classical music communities going.”Visit
“Outdoor Survival Canada was created to meet the demand for a high quality functional coat for extreme conditions, not only in Canada, but also around the world. The OSC collection provides a unique combination of warmth and waterproofness that is hard to find in winter parka collections while encompassing a sense of style and fit that remains unmatched.”Visit
“Since 1984, Waterleaf Studios has been the industry leader in cast paper and framed awards. Using trade secret technology developed over 30 years by Waterleaf Studio’s artisans; our cotton paper casting process enables us to produce one-of-a-kind works of art in exacting detail.”Visit
Personal branding, corporate websites, and large-scale publications. Chris develops effective web presence solutions that cater to the target market and strengthen the brand.
E-commerce, electronic record management, and data mining solutions. Chris builds rigorous business solutions that adapt to the client infrastructure with minimal disruptions.
PhoneGap applications for iOS and Android devices. Chris creates hybrid mobile applications that can be quickly developed, reviewed, and deployed for public access.
Corporate communication and language-independent storytelling. Chris designs a motion graphics sequence that tells a universal story without using words.
Animated captions, visual effects, and color correction. Chris augments existing video footage using overlay elements and video sweetening techniques.
Title sequences, corporate identity, and kinetic typography. Chris reinvigorates existing brands with motion graphic sequences based on moving text synchronized to the soundtrack.
Since 2007, Chris has been collaborating with many prominent Canadian and international organizations as a digital media consultant. His projects also have been recognized via numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions.
Below is the curated list of representative clients, academic organizations, and media outlets that Chris is affiliated with.
Chris Kim is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary designer with a strong affinity for a minimalist approach to digital media production. An advocate of the “less is more” philosophy, Chris seeks to produce universal and platform-independent solutions that are scalable, easily deployable, and cost-effective.
A graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program and the subsequent master’s degree program, Chris has been working in collaboration with a variety of Canadian and international institutions including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Bell Media, and Oxfam International as a digital media consultant. His personal projects also have been recognized on campus as well as in the industry via numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions.
Chris currently works as an information technology consultant for numerous clients in Toronto, while designing and teaching various digital media courses at OCAD University, Ryerson University, and Durham College.
In continuation of his academic career, Chris is now part of an information visualization research group named “vialab” at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, located in Oshawa, Ontario. His main research interests include art-science collaborations, issues of appropriation and originality, and models of the creative process.
An avid listener of jazz and bossa nova music, Chris finds inspiration from works of artists like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Piet Mondrian – and strives to achieve balance between form, function, and context.