In 2015 Kim helped create the world of MR. ROBOT, a new psychological cyber-thriller on USA. Starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, and helmed by creator/showrunner Sam Esmail, the series won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series as well as AFI, Critic's Choice, WGA, Gotham, and Peabody awards. Critic Nate Scott said of the show: "Mr. Robot was not only the most ambitious show of 2015, it was also the most beautiful, the best written, and the most immediate, speaking in a real way to the world we live in."
Kim's previous designs for television include Season 2 of Denis Leary and Bob Fisher's hilarious comedy Sirens as well as costumes for Starz’ Golden Globe-nominated series Boss (starring Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Sanaa Lathan, and Jonathan Groff) and several episodes of NBC’s long-running series Law & Order: SVU.
Kim recently designed costumes for Barry Levinson’s darkly comic adaptation of Philip Roth's The Humbling, starring Al Pacino. The film premiered at the 2014 Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, and co-stars Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dianne Wiest. Other indie work includes designs for Angus MacLachlan’s award-winning comedy Goodbye to All That, which premiered in 2014 at Tribeca; early 1800s re-enactor costumes for Justin Schwarz’s road comedy The Discoverers; 1980s and contemporary costumes for the pageant comedy Ass Backwards, shown in 2013 at Sundance; and contemporary designs capturing Silverlake and the NYC art world for Magnolia Pictures’ award-winning dramedy Nobody Walks, directed by Ry Russo-Young and co-written by Lena Dunham.
Originally a student of theatre and anthropology at The College of William and Mary, Kim studied drawing at The Art Students League of New York, and earned an MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University. After apprenticing on Broadway for two years, she joined IATSE USA Local 829, and worked for several years as an assistant costume designer on such diverse projects as Pollock, Brown Sugar, Adventureland, How to Make It In America, and Duplicity. For her work on HBO’s The Sopranos, she received two Emmy nominations.
Kim approaches each project with creativity, professionalism, and a collaborative spirit –– and is known for her keen eye, and for her ability to move with ease and integrity between period and contemporary, comedy and drama, big budget and indie. A traveler at heart, she is based out of Brooklyn, NY, and enjoys working just about anywhere.