Kevin Korpi, Designer in Bend, OR, United States
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Kevin Korpi

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Bend, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 4, 2018

Kevin is a product designer and writer who works and plays in the hills of the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 20 years, he's contributed to messaging-based, conversational experiences with Microsoft Research; Android, ads, and analytics with Google; connected action cameras with Contour; devices and reading experiences at Amazon; and consumer, financial, and enterprise products in the US and Japan.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Owner and Product Designer

2018 - PRESENT
Korpi Studio
  • Led end-to-end product design and strategy for clients ranging from two people with a rough idea to seed and Series A startups and Fortune 100 corporations.
  • Provided full-stack product design, including research, interaction, visual, prototyping, design systems, and strategy for iOS and Android apps and hardware-software interaction, including roadmap and feature definition.
  • Delivered full-stack product design—including research, interaction, visuals, prototyping, and design systems—and strategy for consumer and B2B data-driven responsive web applications, including roadmap and feature definition.
Technologies: Figma, Interaction Design (IxD), Responsive Design, Responsive UI, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), User Flows, UX Flows, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mobile UX, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Strategy, User Research, iOS UI Design, Android UI Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Web, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design, Workshops

Principal Product Designer, Cameras and Hardware

2022 - 2023
GoPro
  • Led interaction, UX, and prototyping design for a brand new GoPro camera, the GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini.
  • Worked directly with company leadership and founders to prioritize, design, and prototype features, designing flows and visuals for hundreds of on-camera screens and screen states.
  • Contributed with new patterns to a global design system for a new product and form factor in the lineup.
Technologies: Action Cameras, Figma, ProtoPie, iOS UI Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, User Flows, Mockups, Digital Product Design, Workshops

Product and Design Director | Camera

2017 - 2019
Moment
  • Led software design, engineering, and product management for Moment's connected hardware products and mobile applications.
  • Acted as a sole individual contributor from inception to multiple releases of a complex camera application supporting connected hardware.
  • Forecasted features, revenue, and scheduling for all features and releases. Worked directly with Apple on the App Store release and management of an application that receives the app of the day in multiple countries.
  • Managed a team of designers and engineers working on camera and creative applications for iOS and Android.
Technologies: Figma, Mobile Apps, Product Design, Android, Principle, InVision, Sketch, iOS, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, UI Design, UX Strategy, User Research, iOS UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Android UI Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Mobile App UI, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Web, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design, Workshops

Senior Designer

2015 - 2017
Microsoft Research
  • Led research-driven design for AI-based, cross-platform, conversational experiences and natural language processing.
  • Designed and prototyped a developer platform for creating bots and conversational experiences.
  • Created architecture and interaction models for consumer experiences of conversational interfaces.
Technologies: Principle, Sketch, CSS, HTML, Web, UX Design, Figma, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Strategy, Prototyping, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design

Design Lead

2015 - 2015
Mighty A.I.
  • Led design across the consumer iOS app, responsive web, and brand at an early stage, a venture-backed startup focused on expert-driven crowdsourced metadata cleanup.
  • Created a modular, extensible design system for the Spare5 iOS application to support future growth and new product direction.
  • Built the company's design practice across brand, web, and iOS, acting as the first designer hire.
Technologies: Principle, Sketch, iPhone, iOS, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Strategy, iOS UI Design, Android UI Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mobile App UI, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Web, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design

Staff Designer – Android

2013 - 2014
Google
  • Helped build a studio in the Seattle office as one of a handful of staff-level user experience designers on the Android design team.
  • Led core platform features like the phone dialer and contacts while coordinating workshops and design sprints for yet-to-be-announced next-generation products.
  • Acted as a key contributor to the initial release of Google Material Design.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, CSS, HTML, Android, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, UI Design, UX Strategy, Sketch 4, Figma, Android Design Guidelines, Android UI Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Mobile App UI, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Digital Product Design, Workshops

Vice President, Product

2011 - 2013
Contour
  • Drove and delivered the brand framework and product roadmaps across the product line.
  • Managed all design and research processes deliverables, resources, and people across hardware, software, eCommerce, marketing, and retail experiences.
  • Provided hands-on design for camera firmware and connected mobile apps across iOS and Android.
Technologies: CSS, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, InVision, HTML, Android, iOS, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Strategy, iOS UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Mobile App UI, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Web, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design

Principal User Experience Designer – Kindle

2010 - 2011
Amazon
  • Served as the principal UX designer on the Kindle team.
  • Led key design pieces for the Kindle app on iOS and Android tablets.
  • Spearheaded the design for the first version of the Kindle Fire tablet.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, CSS, HTML, iOS, Android, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, UI Design, UX Strategy, iOS UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Android UI Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Mobile App UI, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, User Flows, Mockups, Digital Product Design

Senior User Experience Designer

2006 - 2010
Google
  • Led the IA, taxonomy, and interaction design for AdWords, the largest full-stack redesign undertaken at Google at the time.
  • Acted as the lead designer on Google Analytics and founding designer on Google's first landing page experimentation and optimization product, Google Website Optimizer.
  • Contributed to multiple exploratory and unannounced products internally.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, CSS, HTML, UX Design, Wireframing, User Journeys, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Strategy, Android Design Guidelines, Android UI Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, App UI, App UX, Mobile App UI, Mobile UX Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Web, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design

Product Design Manager

2002 - 2006
Microsoft
  • Led the design and direction for a global, multi-lingual design system for Microsoft and associated properties.
  • Spearheaded the design for all community features across Microsoft—like forums and chats—where I also managed outsourced and contractor design resources.
  • Acted as a key contributor to email composition, experimentation, and the targeted communication platform.
Technologies: Visio, Adobe Photoshop, Windows Forms (WinForms), C#, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, UX Design, Wireframing, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI, System Design, Workflow, Web, User Flows, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mockups, Web UI, Digital Product Design
1991 - 1996

Bachelor's Degree in Literature/Writing

Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

Tools

Principle, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, InVision, Visio, Adobe After Effects, Fireworks, OmniGraffle, Flash, Sketch 4, ProtoPie

Languages

CSS, HTML, C#, Visual Design Language, JavaScript

Platforms

Web, Android, iOS, MacOS

Industry Expertise

Exercise & Fitness, Sports, Fitness, Health, Healthcare

Other

iPhone, Visual Design, Creative Direction, UX Prototyping, Mobile UX, Mobile Apps, Responsive Web Apps, User Flows, Responsive Design, Interface Design, MVP Design, Action Cameras, Android Camera App, Annotated Wireframes, Mobile UX Design, Wireframing, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Android UI Design, Web App Design, iOS UI Design, Mobile App Design, Web Design, Product Design, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Design Leadership, UI Design, UX Design, Design Systems, Android Design Guidelines, Design, Rapid Prototyping, B2B, B2C, Software as a Service (SaaS), Information Architecture (IA), User Journeys, UX Strategy, UX Wireframes, SaaS, Mockups, Startups, Layout Design, Customer Journeys, Feature Prioritization, Web App UX, Web App UI, Web UX, Web UI, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Business to Business (B2B), eCommerce, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Workflow, iOS UX Design, Digital Product Design, Mobile Prototypes, Proof of Concept (POC), Interactive Prototypes, Product Strategy, User Stories, Dashboards, Dashboard Design, Software, Social Networks, Leadership, UX Research, User Interviews, User Research, B2B2C, Data Visualization, Branding, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Fitness Trackers, Workshops, Windows Forms (WinForms), Motion Design, iOS Camera, Interaction Design (IxD), Product Marketing, Dialers, Operating Systems, Mobile UI, Typography, Machine Learning, Firmware, App UI, App UX, App Design, iOS App Design, Hardware, Smart Cameras, Product Management, Design Management, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Crowdsourcing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Two-sided Marketplaces, Mobile App UI, UX Flows, Responsive UI, Fiction Literature, Healthcare Software

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