Kevin M. Gong is a designer, photographer, and statistician who is currently part of IBM Watson's BlueSpark program. At the age of 18, Kevin became one of the youngest curators in the world for one of the largest annual TEDx events in history - TEDxBerkeley - which would go on to accumulate over 1.5 million video views and 5000 attendees from 16 countries under his leadership. He currently co-leads Eskuwela Now, a pop-up school system for post-disaster areas.
A self-taught designer, Kevin has presented his design work to the United Nations, the White House, Intel, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With an interest in human-centered approaches to social good, his clients have included venture capital firms, education research labs, and nonprofit organizations. His previous work experience includes positions at McKinsey & Company, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and The Brookings Institute.
Kevin was recognized as one of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow at the 44th St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland. Mashable and the United Nations Foundation selected him as a Generation #2030Now Fellow at the 2013 Social Good Summit, and he was also selected to participate in the 2013 International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT). Kevin is a frequent participant in hackathons and design competitions, having won several prizes and distinctions.
Kevin actively volunteers in his spare time and currently serves as a visual editor at Visit.org. In the past, he worked with Banorte, a leading financial institution operating in Mexico, to develop an impact investing framework supporting women-led social enterprises. His translation work for the Global Lives Project was featured at their global premiere installation in 2009 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Kevin is currently available for commissions and collaborations.
Clients, press, & projects:
The White House (Office of Science & Technology Policy)
United Nations (United Nations Development Programme)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Center for Innovation)
American Museum of Natural History
University of California, Berkeley
The Future Project
Global Lives Project
Next Day Better
Social Apps Lab at CITRIS
EdLab at Teachers College