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By ninavizz

On 20, Apr 2006 | In | By ninavizz

AOL

In 2004 I worked at AOL’s Mountain View office in a visual design group directed by Philip Kim, within Mike Macadaan & Lisa Malmud’s design organization. My time there was spent working on a new “broadband specific” platform for AOL, that involved completely re-designing all of its live products to better capitalize on post dial-up bandwidth capabilities & more modern laptop monitors.

I primarily worked on AOL’s You’ve Got Pictures! product, and a product whose intent was to compete with iTunes—AOL Media Player (aka AMP)—that never launched.

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I owe a great debt to Philip Kim, who dragged me kicking and screaming from print and into digital. Philip believed in me, tolerated and defended my initial brick-wall transition/learning curve, guided and inspired me, and opened the doors to a whole new world that has since become a vital part of me. 

Philip succumbed to his Leukemia in March of 2009, after 3 years of aggressive treatments. The world was a much better place with him in it, and he is missed by many. Philip: you were awesome and I owe you so much- thank you.