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Benjamin Tse

Benjamin Tse

Designer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since January 19, 2016
Ben is an award-winning designer with over 18 years of experience in UI/UX, product design, and startups. He has a meticulous understanding of both the design and development process. He started his own design agency at the age of 15 and has since designed apps and websites for over 100 clients including Starwood, the UN, and the Shanghai Film Festival. Beyond design, he is detail-oriented and a strong communicator.
Benjamin is now available for hire
Employment
  • Co-founder | VP
    2011 - PRESENT
    Cocoon
    • Comprehensively managed the new product development (NPD) from start to finish.
    • Designed the new product concepts, industrial design, and packaging design.
    • Sourced factories and created samples.
    • Crafted the full-scale manufacturing processes and supervised the production process.
    • Communicated and coordinated between sales, marketing, production, and logistics departments in three countries and two languages.
    • Maintained a presence in the factory to create quality assurance protocols and streamlined the production line by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks.
    • Oversaw research and development of new technologies in research lab, customer service, and social media marketing.
    • Led the creative direction for the UI/UX eCommerce website design.
    • Managed the front-end web development and oversaw the Indian development team.
    • Commissioned and modified designs based on user testing.
    • Designed landing pages, social media collateral, and created print designs including business cards, catalogs, media kits, sales sheets, and trade show booth design.
    • Trained and led new employees, created and directed standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Organized and streamlined team processes and communication.
    • Motivated and galvanized factory workers during crises and exhaustion.
    Technologies: Magento, CSS3, HTML5, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Founder | Director
    2000 - PRESENT
    Hundredfold
    • Comprehensively created the branding including logo design, web design, app design, print collateral, photography, and brand book creation.
    • Proposed, designed, developed and maintaining websites for a wide range of clientele ranging from governmental, corporate financial, and architecture firms to eCommerce brands and musicians, to startups and photographers in several languages.
    • Led several large teams of web developers through detailed and timely communication to deliver over a dozen simultaneous projects on time and on budget.
    • Incorporated the latest and most relevant web technologies such as virtual reality (VR), Three.js, and advanced CSS3. Kept up to date about the latest design trends and styles.
    • Initiated, cultivated, and maintained client relations, maintained client confidence through crises and contingencies.
    • Worked on lead generation, email marketing, content marketing, Facebook marketing, Instagram outreach, and blog outreach.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, D3.js, Three.js, Edge Animate, Adobe Flash, MailChimp, WordPress, Magento, AngularJS, Node.js, Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Ableton Live
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management
    2007 - 2009
    University of Hawaii at Manoa - Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management
    2005 - 2007
    Boston University - Boston, MA, USA
Experience
  • CSS315 years
  • Adobe Photoshop15 years
  • Adobe Illustrator12 years
  • WordPress6 years
  • Magento5 years
  • BigCommerce4 years
  • Squarespace3 years
  • WooCommerce2 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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