Resume

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Experience

July 2020 - Present

Design Intern at XBoost

  • Lead aesthetic design decisions for robotic exoskeletons, designed for gamified VR stroke therapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

  • Innovate and iterate designs with weekly feedback from mechanical engineers, game developers, and physical therapists.

  • Negotiate design solutions with mechanical engineers to accommodate mechanical and safety features while producing a visually appealing product.

  • Qualified for a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Innovative Corps, after previously earning a $2000 mini grant.

June 2019 - September 2019

Product Design Intern at Uber

  • Outlined design specifications for cross-functional teams through user research, user flows, wireframes, high fidelity mock ups, and prototypes.

  • Identified Uber driver pain points by assisting UX research teams during driver interviews.

  • Participated and presented work in weekly design critiques.

  • Increased scalability and accessibility by designing new components for the Uber driver app’s rental vehicles library.

  • Eliminated vehicle error tickets by 26% while maintaining guardrail metrics, revealing potential to scale project post-internship.

March 2018 - August 2018

Microsoft Researcher at Insight Global

  • Collected hundreds of data sets to train Microsoft’s machine learning based projects in English, Chinese, & Japanese.

  • Inspected hundreds of data sets for quality assurance for projects including Seeing AI and Microsoft Pix.

January 2018 - September 2020

Graphic Designer for

the Husky Badminton Club

  • Led design decisions of graphics and apparel for club members and the club’s annual Husky Open tournament.

  • Grew the Husky Open tournament to be one of the largest badminton tournaments in the PNW, with over 230 competitors and $5000+ worth of prizes in 2020, featuring national champions and Olympic athletes.

  • Managed the club’s BLM fundraiser by designing, producing, and shipping stickers, raising over $1600 in donations for 70+ racial justice organizations.

 

November 2017 - May 2018

Stage Designer at TEDxUofW

  • Conceptualized and built four interactive lobby experiences to increase audience engagement.

  • Collaborated with the web design and visual design teams to develop a cohesive TED design brand.

Skills

Design Thinking

Product Design

UI/UX Design

UX Research

Sketching

Journey Mapping

Storyboarding

Wireframing

Prototyping

Motion Design

Tools

Figma

Sketch

Principle

Adobe XD

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Microsoft Office

Cross-Functional Tools

Javascript (Familiar with)

HTML (Basic)

CSS (Basic)

Rhino (Basic)

Fusion 360 (Familiar with)

Keyshot (Basic)

Languages

Mandarin (Advanced)

Cantonese (Advanced)

Japanese (Basic)

Taishanese (Fluent)

 

Education

University of Washington

BDes in Industrial Design
Dean's List
Class of 2020

Relevant Coursework

Design Basics

  • Design Methods

  • Typography

  • Color & Composition

Technical Skills & UX

  • Foundations in Informatics

  • Foundations in Human Centered Design & Engineering

  • Web Programming

Industrial Design

  • Design Drawing

  • Digital Drawing & 3D Modeling

  • Materials & Manufacturing

  • Industrial Design Studio: Soft Goods, Home Goods, Medical Monitoring Devices

 

Scholarships & Achievements

May 2019

2019-20 Steve and Gail Kaneko Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Design Recipient

A scholarship awarded to a junior studying Industrial Design at the University of Washington. Selected based on my work, academic record, and scholastic achievements in the School and at the University of Washington.

March 2017

2017 Husky Food Services Scholarship Recipient

As an employee of the University of Washington's dining services, I was recognized for my dedication towards providing a positive dining experience for college students while maintaining my academic records.

September 2015 - August 2020

UW Academy Student at the Robinson Center for Young Scholars

I was accepted to the University of Washington two years in advance through the Robinson Center's Academy program, a competitive early-entrance program for high school sophomores seeking a greater educational challenge.

 

References

Brad Monahan

Uber (Seattle)
(206) 949-4677
bmonahan@gmail.com

Vince de Asis

Product Designer & Mentor

Uber (Seattle)
(206) 883-6050
vdeasis@uber.com

Design Manager

 

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