Corporate/Startup Experience

 

UBER // Lead product designer

Lead visual design, user experience and define product vision for Uber.com. Manage design team, Collaborate with internal product managers, external agencies and internal branding team to define and shape the roadmap and role of Uber.com to create a unified user experience across the external facing web ecosystem.

2015 - Current

 

Agency Experience

 

AKQA // UX Design Director

Responsible for the following brands/projects:Directv’s Future entertainment platform Interaction model development. Jordan brand’s Jordan.com,physical experiences and service programs

2014 - 2015

 

R/GA // UX Design Director

Responsible for the following brands/projects:Samsung global campaigns, Google, Airbnb, Telstra

2014 Jan - 2014 Nov

 

AKQA // UX Design Director

Responsible for the following brands/projects:Audi ( AudiUSA.com, Retail solutions and Ownership programs )

2013 - 2014

 

AKQA // Senior UX DesignerResponsible for the following brands/projects:Audi ( AudiUSA, Retail solutions)

2012 - 2013

 

Crispin Porter + Bogusky // UX Designer

Responsible for the following brands/projects:American Express OPEN(Open forum redesign), Microsoft Windows(Back to school facebook campaigns), Windows Phone (Campaign and retail strategy), Bing (Campaign promotions), Burger King (whopper lust), Domino’s(Dominos.com,Thinkoven, Pizza builder),Kraft Mac&Cheese(Social media strategy), Belvita Breakfast (Belvitabreakfast.com and facebook page design),Milka(social campaigns) ,Paddy Powers(ecosystem planning), Angel’s Envy(product development concepting),Toronto Tourism(Campaign site), Metlife(Campaign app), Diesel(Campaign strategy), Arby’s(Arby’s.com redesign)

2011 - 2012

 

Internships

 

KidsII Inc // Product Design Intern

Work in different areas of the product development cycle for Baby Einstein and Bright Starts brands.Ideation / CAD / specifications for manufacturers / focus group studies / prototyping / illustration work for products / packaging

2009

 

Freelance Projects

 

Allure Energy // Freelance Designer

Concept design of an energy conserving smart thermostat.Concept and product development

2010

 

Freescale Semiconductors // Freelance Designer

Concept development / Interaction design for smartbook conceptsuser Interface design / graphic design / product concept design.

2009

 

Academic Consulting

 

The Limited :: Travel accessories and Luggage design.Design research coordination / project management / collaborative design studio with fashion and industrial designers.

2011

 

IHG ( intercontinental hotel group ) :: Social media strategy design.Interaction design / ethnographic research / market research / strategy design / collaborative work with graphic designers, interactive designers and marketing professionals.

2010

 

JCB :: Strategy design project to reposition the skid steer in the North American market.Field research, contextual research (Houston TX) / graphic design / extreme user interviews / affinity diagrams / service and experience design / collaborative work with advertising design, graphic design graduate students.

2009

 

SCAD (Quality Enhancement Program) :: represented the undergraduate students at the school of design. Structure new form of collaborative classes between different schools within SCAD and with the external clients.service and program design / collaborative work with faculty, department chairs and school representatives.

2009

 

Freescale Semiconductors :: Netbook concept design, product eco-systems and interface design.Contextual research ( culture probe / shadowing / user interviews / experience prototypes / scenarios / focus group studies / affinity diagrams) / collaborative work with graphic design graduate students

2009

 

KidsII :: Infant toy concept development.Ideation / CAD / market research / electronic design / programming / model making

2009

 

Gulfstream Aerospace :: Aircraft seating design / brand experience Ideation / CAD / model making

2007 - 2008

 

Gulfstream Aerospace :: Aircraft interior and control system design.Ideation / CAD / market research / graphical Interface design

 

Education

 

Savannah College of Art and Design

MFA (Masters of Fine Arts in Design Management)

2010-2011

 

Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design)

2007-2010

 

Limkokwing University

Degree / Industrial design (Transferred to Industrial Design Program @SCAD)

2005-2007

 

Swinburne University

Degree / Mechatronic engineering(Transferred to Industrial Design Program @Limkokwing University)

2003-2005

 

Contact Info

 

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