Every attraction starts with a great story. For Kim, that includes a healthy mixture of animation, architecture, and artistic excellence. With more than fourteen years of experience in the themed entertainment business under her belt, Kim combines passion and design to make client dreams and amazing stories shine.
Kim’s own story begins with her formal background in architecture. It’s given her the know-how to build projects across multiple disciplines. After all, architectural excellence is just one way to add that icing on the cake when it comes to theme park and luxury resort experiences. Her prologue also includes operations experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an internship with Walt Disney Imagineering, and a whole lot of passion. Now, her many chapters as an AOA team-member carry her diverse expertise to high-profile client projects across the globe.
Alongside those high-profile clients, Kim’s projects include: renovation projects at the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix and iconic Hotel Del Coronado in California; developing design concepts and integrating storylines for Universal’s Volcano Bay; interior design and finish selections for the Hard Rock Café and Rock Shop in San Antonio; and storyline development, interior design, and finish selections for both the House of Good Fortune and Marketplace retail experiences within the China Pavilion at EPCOT; and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Stuff retail experience in Universal Studios Orlando. Whether it’s a retail ode to a banana-craving sidekick or an educational exploration of overseas cultures, Kim knows that the bones of any project begin with the story; she keeps that in mind through every step of a project.
Above all else, Kim is excited about the fantastic design prospects that come from a good story. Alongside her AOA teammates, Kim is here to build the beautiful out of those storytelling bones.