Irin Kim


Irin Kim is a visual designer in the Material Design team at Google, based in NYC. She has focused on developing design systems and visual identities, as well as contributing to UX/UI projects such as Material Design guidelines (, the SPAN Design & Technology conference, and surfacing variable fonts in Google Fonts ( She recently led a project to add more Korean fonts to the Google Fonts library, and to showcase them she commissioned a website from local design studio Math Practice (


BITS 8 on the beach Conference
Irin Kim
Presented by Google Fonts
October 5, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm
at Air Space Hua Hin

"Korean on Google Fonts"

Google Fonts delivers free, open-source fonts to billions of pages across the web. In recent years Google has improved the quality of this collection, and added support for more and more languages. In 2018 they explored, validated, and shipped a data-driven CSS-only solution for CJK fonts, starting with Korean. This talk will cover modern and contemporary type culture of Hangul in Korea and reveal the development and impact of the Korean-fonts showcase website,