Resumé

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Qualifications

Leadership

  • A self-starter and proactive toward achieving success on projects
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Create plans and visions, setting timeframes, managing workloads, defining aspects of contribution, allocating resources accordingly.
  • Understand business requirements and strategies.
  • Technical enough to work closely with developers.

Hands on design skills

  • Strong visual design skills as well as interaction design skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of user-centered experience design methodology.
  • Solid experience of designing for digital, including: iOS, Android, Windows, Chrome, TV, web-based applications, large-scale content websites, online commerce engine, mobile experience, search, social network, and communities.
  • Visualize designs under a tight schedule through storyboards, wireframes, task flows, and prototypes.
  • Experienced in digital agency as well as in-house creative team.
  • Experienced in product design, software development, and digital marketing

Technical skills

  • Experience prototyping and/or implementing designs with HTML/CSS and/or mobile SDKs.
  • Experienced with mobile environment and designing for applications (Web, Windows, iOS, Android).
  • Experience in building and shipping applications or software.
  • Able to code up a simple web site and application.
  • Worked on consumer, enterprise, and global products.
  • Experienced with product development involved with touch and gestures.
  • Understood iterative design process, lean UX, and Agile development.

Collaboration

  • Work cross-functionally with product management, engineering, user research and marketing & communication.
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently.

Communication skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to details and visual consistency.
  • Experienced in giving executive presentation & design training.

Interpersonal skills

  • Positive working relationships with team members.
  • Positive attitude and outlook on things.

 

Professional Experience

Principal Interaction & Visual Designer
Dell
Wyse, Cloud Client Computing
Santa Clara, California
June 2013–present

  • Leads visual design and development of multi-device (iOS, Android, Windows, TV, Linux, ThinOS) software and applications from concept to execution.
  • Works with hands-on and assertive entrepreneurial approach to ensure interactive and visual designs achieve the highest level of usability, desirability and customer satisfaction.
  • Defines and owns design deliverables across project initiatives including ideation, user-flow analysis, wireframing, interaction design, visual design, branding and execution.
  • Leads and grows the design of branding system across products.
  • Manages and mentors designers and interns: setting clear goals, managing project loads, allocating resources accordingly, creating and driving project timeline, ensuring high quality work delivers in a timely fashion.
  • Recruits new visual designers and actively participate in the hiring process.

Senior Art Director
Hewlett-Packard
Global Digital User Experience
Palo Alto, California
April 2010–May 2013

  • Led designs for the new HP visual language in its digital ecosystem, including customer-centered web design solutions, community, social media, and mobile solutions.
  • Key global contributor in leading creatives, innovations, and visual governance for HP.com digital properties.
  • Ensured all visual designs worldwide, by internal teams or external vendors, are of the highest visual quality, meeting company standards, compliance, and brand guidance.
  • Instructed in global digital branding workshop and directs regional teams on brand best practices on HP digital ecosystem.
  • Streamlined and standardized elements and modules for the HP visual design system optimized to used in different environment.
  • Led design and governance of Pattern Library, Module Library, and style guides.
  • Manages designers, contractors, and agencies: setting clear goals, creating and driving project timeline, ensuring deadlines are met.

Senior Designer
Shutterfly
Redwood City, California
November 2009–April 2010

  • Worked in close collaboration with cross-functional teams and brings to life new experiences for the customer.
  • Developed strategic designs according to business & brand specifications, maintained & enhanced visual architecture.

Senior Designer
SolutionSet
Palo Alto, California
October 2005–May 2009

  • Took the creative leadership in conceptualizing ideas and problem-solving in print and website design, digital marketing, and branding.
  • Researched and developed understanding of client’s needs and successfully identified and developed design strategies.
  • Major clients included Aruba Networks, Autodesk, Duke University, eBay, EFI, GlobalEnglish, Magellan, and VeriSign.

Production Artist
Palo Alto Daily News
Palo Alto, California
June 2004–March 2005

 

Independent Consulting

Designer
eBay, Creative Marketing
August 2009–October 2009

Graphic Designer
CPP
May 2009–July 2012

Design Consultant
BD Biosciences
May 2009–July 2009

 

Internship

Graphic Design Intern
KrushMedia
Santa Clara, California
April 2005–October 2005

User Interface Intern
Sina.com US
Redwood City, California
January 2004–March 2004

 

Software Skills

Design

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Fireworks

 Prototyping

  • Axure RP Pro
  • Balsamia
  • Justinmind
  • OmniGraffle
  • Sketch

 

Languages

  • Fluent in English (US)
  • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Certified in Japanese Language Proficiency, Level 4

 

Education

Master of Arts, Design Management
In Progress

Savannah College of Art and Design 
Savannah, Gerogia

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major in Graphic Design
Minor in Interior Design

San José State University
San José, California

 

 

Courses & Trainings

AIGA Design Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 2015

CHI2014
Toronto, Canada
April 2014

Responsive Design Workshop
Palo Alto, California
February 2013

Interaction13
Toronto, Canada
January 2013

Mapping Experience and Orchestrating Touchpoints
Toronto, Canada
January 2013

Human-Computer Interaction
Stanford University
September 2012–December 2012

Basic & Advanced Prototyping in Axure RP Pro
Cupertino, California
December 2011

How to Design for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust
Human Factors International
Palo Alto, California
May 2011

User Centered Design Fundamental for the Web
Santa Clara, California
October 2009–November 2009