Nam-ho Park | Principal

Nam-ho Park has been active in web technologies and crafting user experience for over 20 years. As the principal of PLAIN Strategies, he provides outcome-focused digital strategies for nonprofits and impact-driven organizations. Having lived and worked in London, Seoul, Hanoi, New York, Washington DC, and now Seattle, his experience is drawn from a lifetime of exploration.

His recent clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, the State of Washington and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He is a regular speaker at conferences including the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and has trained nonprofits leaders in Korea and the US.

Nam-ho serves on the board of NTEN and a guest faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University.



Current/Recent Clients


Selected Presentations


Washington Nonprofit Conference (Invited Technology Track Curator, Session Speaker)
Digital Strategy for Impact-Driven Organizations


Data Camp | City of Seattle (Invited Speaker)
Communicating for Data & Impact

Design for Democracy | AIGA Seattle
Technology Underserved (Invited Speaker)

World IA Day Seattle (Invited Speaker)
What Architecture Taught Me About Information Architecture and User Experience


TEDxSnoIsleLibraries (Invited Speaker)
Creating Spaces for Stories

InfoCamp Seattle
Flows, Spaces and Stories: Storytelling in the Digital Age

ChangeOnDot | Daum Foundation, Korea (Invited Speaker)
Learning from Successful Online Strategies in US Nonprofits

Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (Invited Speaker)
Managing a Capstone Project Course at an Information School 


MobileUXCamp Seattle
Wearable Technologies: Hype or Future?

Nonprofit Technology Conference
Future-proof Content Strategy


DrupalCon (Keynote, UX Track)
What Users Want or Why Webpages Are Dead

Communications Network Conference
Get Going with Mobile Workshop

WebVisions Portland
Snackable Content Strategy

City University of Seoul
Libraries in the 21st Century


Nonprofit Technology Conference
4 Strategies for Going Mobile

Trends in Mobile


Microsoft Research (Invited Speaker)
Storytelling on Mobile

NPR DUXCamp (Invited Speaker)
Storytelling on Mobile