Takuma Kakehi, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Takuma Kakehi

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since July 3, 2016
Currently based in New York, Takuma is an interactive designer who has experience designing for the responsive web, mobile app, kiosks, media walls to immersive contents. 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


  • UI Designer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Dow Jones
    • Adapted Android Material Design for The Wall Street Journal's new editorial product series written and curated for mobile experiences.
    • Created the UX design for the Facebook Messenger Bot for 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 360 experience of each property.
    • Acted as the UX/UI designer for future editorial products concepts.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision
  • UIUX designer

    2012 - 2015
    • Worked as the director and UX/UI designer who created the strategy for the interactive contents for a major retail mall in Japan. The process starts from sketching and creating the wireframes of the user flow to interactive low-fi mockups for proof of concept.
    • Acted in the role of the lead UX/UI designer who crafted the UI redesign proposal for the aviation reservation systems for a leading low cost carrier from Japan.
    • Led the UI design and user flow for a camera social app targeting music events.
    • Worked in the capacity of an experience designer who led the digital design for a brick & mortar store design incorporating interactive digital interfaces.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, Adobe After Effects


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



New York, NY, United States

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