About Jung Tak
Award-winning, creative, and inspirational Industrial Designer with 11 years of experience providing hands-on artistic production expertise while leading product design projects throughout all phases and skillfully managing high-performance teams. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; excel in communicating with clients to assess business goals and accurately determine design requirements. Skilled at refining designs as needed and adapting to changes. Thrive in challenging atmospheres; committed to exceeding client expectations.

2012 - Present, Astro studios, San Francisco, CA Full-Time Lead designer
2010 ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY , San Francisco, California , Directed Study Advisor
2005 - 2012, Design Coninuum, Boston, MA Full-Time Product designer

2002-2005 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY MFA, industrial Design
1994-2001 Han Yang Univ., Seoul, Korea, Republic Of, BA, industrial Design

Speaker, TEDx HanRiver 2011 "the value of $100", Chicago
Speaker, Mass Innovation Nights 2011, Leveraged Freedom Chair, Continuum, Boston.
Speaker, Fix Our Energy Addiction: Ubicycle – 2009 Metropolis Magazine Conference, ICFF New York


2012 Fast Company, 2012 Innovation By Design Concept Award: Leverage Freedom Chair
2012 WT Award SpecialPrize: Leverage Freedom Chair
2012 IDEA, BRONZE, Ice shaving blender
2011 Red Dot Award RedDot: Leverage Freedom Chair
2011 IDEA, GOLD: Mindray
2011 IDEA, Bronze: T-bike sharing system
2011 IDEA, Bronze: Daktari
2011 IDEA, Bronze I: Leverage Freedom Chair
2011 Red Dot Award, reddot: T-bike sharing system
2010 IDSA Design of the Decade: Bronze OLPC
2010 Spark Award, SPARK!: T-bike sharing system

2010 Spark Award, Gold: Leverage Freedom Chair
2010 Spark Award,Bronze, Turbine Light

2010 CES Innovation Award, WINNER : Targus Chill mat
2010 Seoul Cycle Design Bronze: T-bike sharing system
2010 Seoul Cycle Design SpecialPrize,: T-bike

2010 I.D. Annual Design Review, Winner, : Cyclink

2009 CPH Bike Share Design, Special Prize, : Cyclink
2009 IDEA ,Finalist,: Ubicycle

2009 Green Life Design Competition, Finalist,Turbine Light
2009 Metropolis Next Generation, Runners-Up: Ubicycle
2009 Spark Award, Finalist: Ubicycle

2008 Good Design: Targus for Mac computer peripherals
2008 IDEA, Finalist : Targus for Mac computer peripherals
2008 Spark Award, Bronze: Solay
2006 IDEA, Silver: Hundred-Dollar Laptop Computer
2006 Microsoft PC Design, Finalist: Media Module PC
2006 Microsoft PC Design, Finalist; With