Mimi O Chun

Country: US

Mimi is a designer who leverages over 20 years of experience bringing opportunities and ideas to life from the initial expression of a strategic vision to brand creation to products and services that live in the world. As a founder, advisor, investor, and consultant, Mimi has crafted numerous online and offline experiences for a number of companies including General Assembly, Airbnb, and Enough and has held leadership positions at a variety of innovation consultancies including IDEO and IA Collaborative. Throughout her career, she has engaged with a wide range of industries including education, media, retail, financial services, hospitality, and personal care.

A long-time advocate for young designers, Mimi participates regularly as a design critic and lecturer at a number of undergraduate and graduate design programs including Parsons The New School for Design, GSAPP Columbia, Yale School of Art, and California College of Arts.

In addition to her design activities, Mimi maintains a fine art practice and serves on the board of Future Now USA, a non-profit whose mission is to achieve a set of progressive goals for the common good by 2030. Mimi received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from Yale University.