Most likely hanging out with Song.
Designer. Humble ceramicist. Oenophile.

XD Leadership, 2021 →

On the Studio XD team I partner with Product and Engineering leadership to build innovative tools that help create moving stories for and by people all over the world.

eye illustration


UX Collective, 2020
Embrace Fluidity Between IC and Management

Dropbox Design, 2019
When Building New Products Goes Wrong

mouth illustration


ear illustration


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.

Product Design Manager →
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.

Senior Product Design Manager, 2011–14

At Etsy, I led the Buyer Experience team responsible for intuitive search, discovery, and checkout experiences across millions of items. I helped scale the design team from seven to over 20 people and worked with Frank Harris and Gio Kinkade on a small cross-functional dream team to reimagine core parts of the shopping experience and drive significant conversion gains.

Art Director → Interactive Designer, 2007–11

I held two pretty different roles at The New York Times. 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 award winning editorial features. I later 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.