NYC Design


NYC Design Studio, NYCD, was founded in March 2000 in New York City. Right after it was founded, NYC Design Studio was commissioned to work on a number of residential remodeling projects within the New York City metropolitan area. Once completing the projects, NYCD decided to expand into computer-generated design fields such as graphic and web designs. The expansion into the computer-generated design fields also included the addition of architectural interior design.

After moving into a new office in Jersey City, NJ in 2001, NYCD became NYC Design Incorporated.

In 2006, NYC Design Inc. purchased a building in the Journal Square PATH station area which paved the way into expanding its services even further. The inclusion of property management was added to its portfolio.

In 2013, NYC Design Inc. sold the building and moved into a new office in Hoboken, N.J. It then shared the space with a small construction firm named James Luty & Associates. Both of the companies have been cooperating in the design and construction of various projects. The agreement was effective in exploiting the natural synergy of the two companies. NYC Design Inc. and James Luty & Associates collaborated on residential interior projects together in the Jersey City downtown area.

As the property management division of the business grew, NYC Design Inc. purchased a new building in downtown Jersey City on Bright Street and moved in early 2020. This move will enable NYC Design to concentrate on projects in the downtown Jersey City area where the construction boom has not been adversely affected even in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design Philosophy

According to Maslow, a well-known psychologist, some people can get sick if their aesthetic needs are not satisfied.

For the last 20 years, since 2001, NYC Design Inc. has been trying to create aesthetically pleasing spaces that will appeal to the Jersey City community. Our goal is to contribute toward lowering construction costs with every design created with the help of our affiliated local construction firm. In that way,  we hope to provide the public greater access to the beautiful and aesthetically pleasing spaces designed by our companies to uplift their everyday lives.

Jaeock Kim, President


  • Columbia University, New York, Master of Architecture
  • Parsons the New School for Design, New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Ewha Women’s University, Seoul (South Korea), Bachelor of Arts


Teaching Experience

  • Seoul Institute of Interior Design, Seoul (South Korea), Principal
  • Kyunghee University School of Architecture, Seoul (South Korea), Design Studio Instructor


Design Work Experience

  • NYC Design Inc., New York
  • Kunwon Architects and Planners, Seoul (South Korea),
  • Lawrence & Wrightson Architects, London
  • Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, New York
  • Corringan Design Inc., New York
Photographs of the Business Premises – Interior
Jaeock Kim, president and a staff in the office
Jaeock Kim, president in the meeting with a client
Jaeock Kim in a meeting with a staff and client