GRAPHIC + UI/UX DESIGNER

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OBJECTIVE

Motivated designer passionate about graphic design and clear user interfaces seeking a position to apply my experience in the field of interactive media while leveraging my efficient multi-tasking, strong organization skills, and diligent work ethics both cooperatively and independently.


EXPERIENCE

UI DESIGNER – Disney Interactive – Palo Alto, CA, May 2011-Mar 2014
- Designed new and improved UI to streamline engaging gameplay on both iOS and Android mobile devices for titles such as Marvel Avenger’s Alliance.
- Determined style guides for setting the overall look and feel of the mobile games.
- Collaborated closely with designers and front end engineers in-house and in India to polish the games in XCode and CocosBuilder as a Technical Artist.


FREELANCER – Independent Clients – Worldwide, 2006-Present
- Illustrated concept/game art, and character designs for international clients.
- Created a flyer for Gerdau, leading company in the production of long steel.
- Designed flyers, programs, websites, and apparel for UCLA Yukai Daiko, Chinese Student Association, and Japanese Animation Club.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Long Beach State Athletics – Long Beach, CA, Sep 2010-Jun 2012
- Strengthened Long Beach Athletics’ brand identity.
- Responsible for conceptualizing and creating promotional posters, flyers, magazine covers, and postcards.


CURATOR ASSISTANT – Broad Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA, 2010
- Installed the Gadget OK! exhibition featuring the exploration of connecting art, design, technology, science and entertainment.
- Served as point of contact for students, faculty and visitors attending the show.


MARKETING DESIGN INTERN – UCLA Athletics – Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2010
- Generated ads and flyers on a weekly basis for the Athletics Marketing Director.
- Designed print media to effectively execute marketing strategies such as sports brochures, posters for the biggest match of the year, banners that were advertised on buses, and baseball trading cards.


DESIGN INTERN – Tokyopop, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2009
- Created print and flash ads to be packaged for publishing.
- Laid out and updated book covers and sell sheets.
- Developed digital stamps, icons, and tickets for their booth at the NY Comicon.


MARKETING REP – Adobe Systems, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007
- Represented Adobe on campus to promote Adobe CS3.
- Independently marketed and outreached to student groups, generating increased awareness.


EVENT PLANNER – Fremont Teen Center – Fremont, CA, 2005-2006
- Organized Graphic Novel & Manga Expo for City of Fremont.
- Planned and illustrated murals and flyers for the event.
- Coordinated panels, performances, and serviced attendees.


SKILLS

TECHNICAL
- Expert in Adobe CS6: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks
- In-Depth Knowledge: HTML, CSS
- Basic: Javascript, Adobe CS6 Premiere, AfterEffects, XCODE (front-end only), CocosBuilder (front-end only)
LANGUAGES
- Fluent: English, Cantonese
- Conversational: Mandarin, Japanese


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES 2006-2010
Major: Design | Media Arts
Minor: Asian Languages (Japanese)




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