Caroline Kyungae Smith
 
 

Design Strategist

 
 
 
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I am a Design Strategist with business empathy, focused on achieving product/market fit. Passionate about solving systems level challenges, especially in education and health.

I design new ventures and products for organisations wanting to innovate and digitise. My well-rounded and international experience allows me to see and understand the big picture and translate speculation into tangible products, services and processes people will love.

Deep experience in: user and market research, product design, venture design, Design Sprints, Scrum, KPIs and OKRs, digital strategy and stakeholder management. Certified Scrum Master and Scrum @ Scale Practitioner.

 
 
 
Caroline Kyungae Smith Innovation Consultant
 
 
 

Curriculum Vitae

venture designer
180degrees consulting
march 2019 - present

lead design strategist
merck
July 2018 - December 2018

student Mentor
DesignLab
February 2017 - june 2018

product designer
kununu engage
July 2017 - October 2017

strategy & design Consultant
diffferent
June 2016 - October 2016

strategy & design consultant
Deloitte Digital
February 2014 - February 2016

Content Strategist
Connections Media
June 2012 - October 2012

 

student Mentor
careerfoundry
january 2019 - present

venture designer
vodafone/crvsh
July 2017 - june 2018

Senior Product Designer
quandoo
february 2018 - may 2018

product designer
komoot
February 2017 - April 2017

strategy & design Consultant
LHBS
February 2016 - may 2016

Junior strategy & design consultant
SonicRim
august 2013 - october 2013

Journalist
Various
June 2008 - March 2012

 

 
 

Education

 
 

northwestern university
Medill School of Journalism
2005 - 2009

Bachelors of Science in Journalism, Political Science

 
 

Awards

AAJA Chicago David Ibata Scholarship
2009

Awarded a 4-month internship with the Breaking News Team at the Chicago Tribune.

 

Freeman Award for Study in Asia
2007

Awarded $3,000. Project title: "Underground Sounds: A study of indie rock in Beijing."

Eric Lund Global Reporting Journalism Grant
2008

Awarded $2,500. Project title: “Radical Communication: A study of community murals and graffiti in South Africa.”