Yiqin Dai, Designer in Kitchener, ON, Canada
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Yiqin Dai

Verified Expert  in Design


Kitchener, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
October 17, 2016

Yiqin is a UI/UX designer with eight years of experience in UI/UX design. She excels at understanding complicated systems, designing elegant solutions for tricky UX problems, crafting clean UI, and building design systems. Yiqin is a creative and communicative team player who's fun to work with.


Work Experience

UI Designer

2015 - PRESENT
Loafers Design, Inc.
  • Produced responsive mobile and website UIs for a variety of clients—from startups to large companies.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, B2C, Learning, Design Thinking, Design Strategy, Learning Management Systems (LMS), User Research, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, Pitch Presentations

UX & UI Designer

2016 - 2017
  • Owned the design of the product and designed the style guide and applied it to the whole product (website, web app, documentation, blog, dashboard, and design assets including illustrations and icons).
  • Mapped out the user journey and carried user research and delivered the user persona.
  • Worked on wireframing the website experience and built a low-fidelity prototype.
  • Designed a fully responsive high-fidelity prototype.
  • Built the front end of the website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch

Creative Designer

2011 - 2012
Ogilvy & Mather
  • Brain-stormed with the creative team.
  • Drew storyboards.
  • Implemented creative ideas.
  • Did photo sourcing.
  • Retouched photos.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Product Discovery

Account Executive

2010 - 2011
Leo Burnett
  • Produced creative briefs.
  • Negotiated between the creative team and the clients.
  • Made weekly marketing reports.
  • Managed and scheduled projects.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
2013 - 2014

Master's Degree in Interactive Design

New York Univerisity - New York, NY, USA


Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Figma, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe After Effects


CSS, HTML, Python 3, JavaScript, Java


Mobile, iOS, Android, MacOS, Linux

Industry Expertise

Retail & Wholesale


E-learning, Data Visualization, Infographics, Apps, User Experience (UX), Landing Pages, Product Management, Store Design, Responsive, Mobile Web Design, iOS App Design, UX Design, Responsive Design, Web App Design, Branding, Brand Design, Dashboard Design, WebApp, Product Design, Illustration, SaaS, Web Dashboards, Web App UX, Web App UI, Mobile Apps, User Interface (UI), Web Applications, Dashboards, Mobile UX, Early-stage Startups, UX Strategy, Wireframing, Web Design, Graphic Design, UI Design, Startups, Startup Design Expert, Abstracts, SaaS Design, System Design, Design Systems, Mobile App Design, B2C, Product Discovery, Learning, Design Thinking, Design Strategy, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, Pitch Presentations, Visual Design, Motion Graphics, User Research, Interactive Design

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