Peter Paik, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Peter Paik


San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 5, 2021

Peter has six years of experience and currently serves as an interaction designer working on the Next Billion Users (NBU) team at Google. He has previously worked at YouTube and Android Messages at Google. Before Google, he also worked at Sony PlayStation, where he designed the community feature, PS app, and VR-related projects. Peter specializes in user experience, user interaction, visual design, user research, and prototyping.

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Work Experience

2018 - PRESENT

UX Designer

  • Took full ownership of Google products such as Android Messages, YouTube Go, and Files by Google.
  • Served as the lead designer responsible for complete UI/UX for Android Messages for web and Files by Google.
  • Collaborated with project managers, engineers, UX researchers, UX writers, and product managers to build a successful product.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite
2015 - 2017

Visual Designer

  • Acted as the lead designer for the Community feature of the PlayStation 4 console.
  • Won a hackathon award for creating a VR social feature prototype for PlayStation 4 in the "best innovative ideas" category.
  • Created both detailed visual and interaction specifications that multiple engineers used to build features.
Technologies: Blender, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch
2015 - 2015

Visual and UX Design Intern

  • Designed both desktop web interfaces and a mobile-friendly site for company explore experience, LookSharp annual conference landing pages, about us page, employer analytics (candidates insight), and CRM interface.
  • Created a logo for the first LookSharp annual conference for the university recruiters.
  • Collaborated with product managers and engineers to update the current company explore the experience that helped the students easily browse and learn about multiple companies.
Technologies: Principle, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch
2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer

  • Developed web assets including banners and in-feed display ads to drive client performance across Facebook, Twitter, and other native ad platforms.
  • Managed up to 30 different projects a week, including ad campaigns, marketing, and sales materials.
  • Assisted with the development of marketing collateral, including infographics, case studies, one-pagers, posters, and other materials.
  • Translated business requirements into design specifications by working with different departments, meeting strict deadlines.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, US



12-week Part-time Course in UX Design

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San Francisco, CA, United States