Hi. I'm Bora Shin.

I’m a multidisciplinary design leader and an educator with 10+ years of building user-centric products and socially responsible brands.

I’ve managed both creative and cross-functional teams and implemented result oriented design processes to solve complex challenges.
Most recently, I served the LA Mayor’s Innovation Team as the Design Lead. In this role, I led the team and the civil servants leverage service design to address complex challenges such as improving recruitment and hiring process for more diverse police officers, advancing sexual harassment reporting system, and empowering low-income residents to know their housing rights.

In prior, I was the Partner at verynice, a social enterprise that dedicates half of its design services as pro-bono for non-profits. In this role, I managed the cross-functioning team, developed volunteer opportunities for designers, and delivered clients with branding and digital products solutions.

I currently teach at ArtCenter College of Design training students to develop branding stories that leverage print, digital, and spatial media.

Visit my LinkedIn Profile for more info, and send me a hello if you'd like to see my work.


- NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellow
- Art Center Post-Graduate Fellow
- MFA Media Design Practices Program Scholarship Recipient
- The Type Director's Club
- AIGA 365
- Communication Arts Design Annual
- Communication Arts Typography Annual
- How Magazine International Design Annual
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- UCDA Design Competition
- Winner of the Mohawk Show 8


- Art Director's Club - Featured Members
- Hyperallergic
- Beautiful Decay
- PSFK.com
- Bloomberg Cities
- UNICEF.org
- 89.3 KPCC
- What Works Cities, Bloomberg.org
- Curbed Los Angeles
- Government Technology
- Information Design Workbook by Kim Baer
- The Best of Business Card Design 9 by Rockport
- A New City O/S by Stephen Goldsmith and Neil Kleiman
- Panelist at 2018 Government Performance & Innovation Summit
- Panelist at AIGA Women's Design Salon - Los Angeles Series
- Panelist at Innovate LA 2016, Garden Sessions Design Series
- Panelist at Los Angeles Service Design Meetup, Measuring Success with Service Design
- Served as a delegate at the United Nations, Media for Social Impact Summit
- Visiting critic at MFA Media Design Practices Program at Art Center
- Visiting critic at Interaction Design Department, Santa Monica College
- Visiting critic at School of Media, Culture & Design, Woodbury University