Heiko Sacher, Designer in Kailua Kona, United States
Heiko Sacher

Designer in Kailua Kona, United States

Member since March 2, 2017
Heiko has more than two decades of experience with planning, managing, and executing UX designs for industry leaders like Apple, Motorola, Google, and Skype/Microsoft. His mobile user interfaces, messaging experiences, and immersive media interactions have shipped in millions of phones, tablets, and apps. Heiko is the co-founder of Studio Resilience, a design lab that creates digital art exploring humans' impact on our natural environment, offering hope through imagination, play, and action.
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Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Co-founder

    2019 - PRESENT
    Studio Resilience
    • Co-founded Studio Resilience, a design lab that creates digital art, exploring humans' impact on our natural environment, offering hope through imagination, play, and action.
    • Collaborated in developing Reef Hero Game, which brings to life the struggles that coral reefs face worldwide. It leverages the immersive qualities of a 3D game to make the consequential effects we have on this underwater ecosystem tangible.
    • Cooperated in the Sea Level Check App design, which combines scientific projections with AR and live video to show how future sea levels may impact us on a personal or community level. It captures and shares what you see in a video loop.
    • Collaborated in developing the Smog Selfie App, which generates AR face masks that show how bad the air pollution level is wherever you go. It lets you post a selfie to tell your friends how air quality affects your life.
    Technologies: Unity, Xcode, Sketch, Blender, 3D Games, Augmented Reality (AR), 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, iOS UX Design, Interaction Design (IxD), UI Design, Swift
  • Owner

    2014 - PRESENT
    Sacher Design
    • Provided design services for experience strategy, concept definition, and design execution to clients.
    • Created a complete app experience for Feedc, a social network centered around places on different scales, such as my city, country, world, etc.
    • Translated real-world patterns of user roles and information flow in a clinic into a system experience. Conducted this on behalf of DOC, a medical startup that streamlines doctor-patient communication by using familiar social messaging patterns.
    • Worked closely with the Workato founders on rapid iterations to get from a bare-bones proof-of-concept to a competitive product experience. Created the foundation for UI architecture and design language of Workato's automation platform.
    Technologies: UX Prototyping, User Experience (UX), UX Strategy, Figma, Product Design, UX Research, UX Testing, Interaction Design (IxD), Expert Reviews, Wireframing, UI Design, Sketch, InVision

Education

  • Fulbright Scholar in Industrial Design
    1993 - 1994
    San Jose State University - San Jose, CA, USA
  • Master's Degree in Product Design
    1986 - 1992
    Hochschule für Gestaltung - Offenbach, Germany

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Kailua Kona, United States

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