HK Design is a creative studio focused on user experience and technology.

We take a user-centered approach to each client project and ensure that the end result is unique and customized to the client's needs. Be it a website, mobile app, or branding. Our purpose is to help brands tell their story in the most interesting way possible. There's nothing more exciting to us than working with smart, talented people and turn their vision into experiences that people will use in their everyday lives.

Hannah Kim has an intuitive approach to work, and will never settle for normal. With over 10 years of experience, she has worked with fortune 500 brands such as McDonalds, BMW, SC Johnson, Kenmore, Toys R' Us, Citi bank, US Bank, as well as small start-ups. She specializes in creative strategy and user experience design. Hannah holds a Masters in Communications from Northwestern University and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dan Kang brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in technology. He is well versed in C, C++, Ruby and Rails, HTML, CSS, etc. With over 13 years of experience, Dan has worked at Motorola, Continental, and Navistar. With a background in Computer Engineering, he holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Information Architecture
Creative Art Direction
Positioning and Messaging


Brand Identity (logo)
Design Systems (stationary, styleguide)


Social Media


Website design
Mobile app design
UI/UX design


Responsive web development
CMS (WordPress, Drupal, etc)
Prototypes (Invision app)
iOS/android app development


Brand Experience




How much?
The most common and most endearing question is how much I charge. The short answer is, depending on the project, it can be $5000 or $50,000. 


How long?
On average, I usually take one or two weeks for one-off projects. More complex projects can take several months. I also do retainers for longer term engaging clients.


What is your process?
Every project is different and there really is no defined process. I just do it. I do believe in agile methodologies though.


Are you willing to relocate?
Probably not. I'm married and happy living in Chicago, but I am willing to travel to meet and work with clients if need be.


What software do you use?
I am software agnostic and will use whatever. I mostly use Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, After Effects, etc). I've also used Sketch.


Are you able to code?
Yes, my tech partner is an awesome full-stack developer and we also have a network of talented developers we hire depending on the project. Together we can take on any web, app or software projects. 

Ready to Collaborate?

If you are looking for a creative design partner to help with your projects,
please get in touch. The best way is to email me and tell me your story.
Let's make awesome experiences!

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