Takuma Kakehi, Designer in Baltimore, United States
Takuma Kakehi

Designer in Baltimore, United States

Member since January 6, 2017
Currently based in New York, Takuma is an interactive designer who has experience designing for the responsive web, mobile apps, kiosks, and media walls to immersive content. His passion is to help build a product in its most minimal form with several thoughtful details like micro-interactions and inventive navigation.
Takuma is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Head of Design (Platform)

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Acted as head of design for a new internal venture project; directed product design decisions for a new B2B product with stakeholders from different departments, including management, content, and technology.
    • Defined product scopes, mapped user flows, and created rapid prototypes to get feedback from potential customers and internal stakeholders.
    • Directed the product design strategy and execution for the award-winning social news app as a product manager, formerly head of design for the platform department.
    • Worked on defining project goals, ideating design solutions, mapping flow diagrams, and crafting exportable designs.
    Technologies: Adobe, Sketch, Figma, Mobile UX Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI Design, Visual Design, Style Guides
  • Senior UI/UX Designer

    2016 - 2018
    Dow Jones
    • Adapted Android material design for The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) new editorial product series written and curated for mobile experiences.
    • Created the UX design for the Facebook Messenger bot for the WSJ. Dow Jones was the launch partner with Facebook for its bot products.
    • Designed the UX/UI for a new experimental web portal for a new educational platform which eases finding the right editorial content for professors and students.
    • Worked as the UX/UI designer for a VR experience for real-state content. The VR experience includes the exploration of different market cities and a 360 experience of each property.
    • Acted as the UX/UI designer for future editorial product concepts.
    Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Mobile App Design, Product Design, Figma, Mobile UX Design, Prototyping, Mobile UI Design, Style Guides


  • Bachelor of Architecture in Architectural Design
    2003 - 2008
    Pratt Institute - New York, NY, USA

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