Hi there! My name is Eunsang Oh, but please call me Louis. I am Korean American currently based in the SF Bay Area. These days, I work for IBM as a Content designer for cloud and cognitive software offerings.
At school, I studied journalism. I developed an eclectic storytelling skill set that includes video and audio, digital and print, as well as visual communication design. The groundwork for all these skills come from a solid basis in writing and editing. Through coursework and internships, my breadth of experience creating content spanned various contexts including technical support documentation, thought-leadership columns and campaign copy. But journalism imparted more than just the craft of narratives. It instilled principles guided fundamentally by empathy, responsibility, accountability and compassion.
I am excited to bring all these things to the realm of designing experiences because I found joy in solving problems–beyond just reporting on them. My graduate studies in Media Innovation was a fitting intersection. It looked beyond the art of storytelling and into innovating the structures, strategy and technology around it. Product development and research in the media space was my specialty.
Broadly speaking, my goal is to bring my storytelling background together with further training in product development and design thinking towards creating systems, environments and products that help people solve real human problems. Modern life is so complex and only getting more so. Too often it is near impossible for most human beings to make the kind of good decisions they wish to make. If only they were empowered to do so.
I want to help make the world seem a little kinder or clearer in the right ways. I want to work to bridge the growing gap between technology and humanity so we can make the most of the gifts we create. I believe stories have the power to do this but they must be employed with strategic deftness and empathetic care.
If you'd like to get in touch, reach me at e.louis.oh(at)gmail.com.