Bumjin Kim is an urban designer, artist, and architect based in the United States. He holds a strong belief that design can play a pivotal role in enhancing our society and culture. Bumjin engages in projects of various scales, constantly seeking design opportunities within everyday urban experiences.
He is a co-founder of D.fluence (https://www.dfluence.com/), a design research practice that explores the cross-disciplinary impact of design. Specializing in experience design and innovation strategy, they leverage their extensive experience gained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and beyond, while continuously expanding their capabilities through an international network of designers and innovators.
Bumjin is also the founder of Axonography (https://axonography.com/), a design group that employs axonometric parallel projection to depict the world. This drawing method, commonly used in mechanical drawings, is subverted by Axonography to reveal various layers of emotions, experiences, and memories through the juxtaposition of scales and figures.
Currently, Bumjin holds the position of Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University in the Architecture Program within the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism. He earned his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and completed his bachelor's degree at Hongik University. His professional experiences span across the United States, France, and Korea, and his work has been exhibited in various countries, including the United States, Spain, Italy, and China, with notable participation in the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Bumjin's projects and images have earned numerous accolades, including recognition from the Red Dot Design Award, A’Design Award, International Design Award, and more. Since 2017, he has also served as a member of the Grand Jury panel for the A'Design Award.
M.Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Eng in Architecture, Hongik University