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Branden Ushijima

Branden Ushijima

Designer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since January 31, 2018
Branden is now available for hire
Branden Ushijima

Branden Ushijima

Designer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since January 31, 2018
With over 15 years as a design professional (and the last decade focused on UI/UX design), Branden has developed a personal design ethic focused on simplicity and user-centered empathy in the products he designs. Although he specializes in user experience research and design, Branden also excels as a design strategist—assisting startups and established organizations alike.
Branden is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • Principal Designer
    2006 - PRESENT
    Branden Design LLC
    • Assisted a variety of clients across all product subjects, platforms and organization types.
    • Planned the strategic design for product ecosystems, including the web, app, and wearable platforms.
    • Conducted user research including persona, use case, and user testing initiatives.
    • Designed the deliverables from concept visualizations, wireframing and mockups to final assets.
    • Implemented the Q&A of product and follow-up analysis after the project was launched.
    • Managed the project workflow—integrating with client’s existing internal infrastructure.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Zeplin
  • Director of User Experience Design
    2014 - 2016
    Headspace, Inc.
    • Led the agile team of product designers while shaping the strategic vision of the organization as an advocate for users and partners.
    • Developed product design strategies by analyzing and documenting existing user experience practices and recommending comprehensive updates to existing UX as well as identifying new feature opportunities.
    • Contributed to the workflow initiatives such as product design sprints.
    • Worked closely with marketing/acquisition team to improve onboarding, conversion, and retention of the subscription-based core product.
    • Developed the user research practices, including user testing, persona, user type, and use case development.
    • Defined the internal product ethics and the operational and design standards for all products within the Headspace ecosystem.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design
    1999 - 2001
    California State University, Long Beach - Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience
  • Visual Design10 years
  • Wireframing10 years
  • User Interface (UI)10 years
  • Mobile Web8 years
  • User Experience (UX)6 years
  • Product Strategy5 years
  • User Research4 years
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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