I am Taehoon Park, an industrial designer with 5+ years of experience in product development.
Throughout the design process, I challenge myself to think critically and have a questioning mindset and an openness to new ideas. During the ideation, I enjoy sharing very rough and sometimes absurd ideas. I experienced many times that this behavior helps inspire others to think outside of box and it could lead to discovering new and innovative solutions.
Effective communication is my top priority in a team setting. I believe that clear and consistent communication helps to streamline the design process, align the team's goals and objectives, and ultimately produce the best possible outcome.
As a designer, I always seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and improve my craft. This means staying on current industry trends, analyzing existing market products, and studying their design and manufacturing processes in order to identify areas for improvement.
In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife, participating in outdoor activities such as golf and snowboarding, and exploring new good coffee places.
2022 GOOD DESIGN Awards, Winner, Household, Handle-It Storage Bins
2021 GOOD DESIGN Awards, Winner, Personal, Swivel Storage Caddy
2020 International Design Awards (IDA), Gold, Design For Society-Designs for Social Impact, icane
2020 International Design Awards (IDA), Gold, Design For Society-Design for Elders, icane
2020 International Design Awards (IDA), Silver, Multimedia-Interface Design, icane
2020 A' Design Award, Iron, Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design, 2019 - 2020, icane
2020 Indigo Award, Silver, Interaction Design for Social Change 2020, icane
2020 Indigo Award, Bronze, UX, Interface & Navigation 2020, icane
2018 IDSA Student Merit Awards, Winner & Northeast SMA Finalist
2018 Academic Achievement Award in Industrial Design, SASD at University of Bridgeport
2017 Spark Design Award, Finalist, Spring Concept Design, AR-Cane
2016 Spark Design Award, Finalist, Spring Concept Design, Quartrone
2016 Auto Safety Competition, 3rd place, Quartrone
2018 IDSA Winter INNOVATION Magazine, featured student design projects with the interview
2017 Core77, featured AR-Cane project