Designer.
Amateur ceramicist.
Yuzu’s mom.
Oenophile and sometimes baker.

eye illustration

Writing

UX Collective, 2020
Embrace Fluidity Between IC and Management

Dropbox Design, 2019
When Building New Products Goes Wrong

mouth illustration

Speaking

ear illustration

Podcasts

Product Design, 2021 →

On the Studio XD team I work closely with Product and Engineering to build innovative tools that help Netflix create, license, and deliver world-class content.

Design Director, 2020

With the insanely talented crew at Work & Co, I helped develop digital strategies for companies like IKEA, Goldman Sachs, and Home Depot.

Principal Product Designer, 2015–2019

I held a few different roles at Dropbox ranging from Area Lead for a cross-functional team of ~50 people to a Principal Product Designer responsible for identifying new revenue-driving products. In both cases, I led teams to strategically apply design and build new tools for sharing, viewing files, giving feedback, and tracking projects.

Design Lead, 2014–15

Cover was an app to seamlessly pay and split the bill at the best restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. I led brand and product design and during my time there we rebranded and redesigned the app to add discovery features and improve core interactions like joining a table and splitting the bill.

Senior Product Design Manager, 2011–14

At Etsy, I was the design lead for the Buyer Experience team that is responsible for intuitive search, discovery, and checkout experiences across millions of items. I helped scale the design team from seven people to over 20, I worked with a small cross-functional dream team—Frank Harris and Gio Kinkade—to redesign the listing page via a highly iterative process of testing over 20 variants, and I partnered with Jing Wei to art direct the use of illustration throughout the Etsy product.

Art Director → Interactive Designer, 2007–11

I worked at The New York Times for four years and held two pretty different roles. As the Assistant Art Director for Op-Ed, I worked under Brian Rea and Leanne Shapton to collaborate with the world’s best artists and illustrators to create best-in-class editorial features. In 2010, I joined Khoi Vinh’s team as a Interactive Designer to leverage my art direction skills for special online news packages and new product experiences.

Kim Bost studio

Studio, Forever & always

I do special projects on the side. Freelance clients include Le Bain at The Standard, Coppola Winery, The New York Times, and M30. Hit me up—especially if it involves food, drawings, editorial, or news.