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Yoshiko Ford-Okimoto

Yoshiko Ford-Okimoto

Berlin, Germany
Member since April 27, 2017
With two decades under her belt, Yoshi is a senior UX/UI designer with a seriously strong hands-on visual design background. In the last five years, she has designed a wealth of products from personal finance, mobile payment, and accounting to a few SaaS products for cloud accounting and customer loyalty. She has worked for many Fortune 500 and Euronext 100 brands, SMEs, and startups.
Yoshiko is now available for hire
  • UX Manager, EMEA Region
    2018 - PRESENT | Weber-Stephen Products (EMEA) GmbH
    • Played a UX manager role at a US B2C consumer brand called's Digital Lab in Germany (full-time employment).
    • Championed the user and customer’s needs using UX empathy concerning the design of Weber products and user needs across the EMEA region (up to 23 countries).
    • Defined quick-win and/or MVP recommendations that can be promptly implemented for an optimal UX experience for digital channels across websites and eCommerce in the EMEA.
    • Iterated the solutions with data-driven validations and sprint cycles.
    Technologies: Adobe Suite, InVision, Sketch
  • Senior Product Designer
    2017 - 2018
    Various Clients (via Toptal)
    • Designed a revolutionary healthcare digital product/platform for the US market.
    • Created an online platform design for a Gmail plug-in. Collaborated directly with the senior executives concerning the product design revamp (UI and branding).
    • Acted as the lead user interface and experience designer for the Gmail plug-in and designed the account setup process and dashboard.
    • Worked on all design processes: UX/UI, visual design, and branding.
    • Managed the design assets and created brand standards along with a UI pattern library.
    • Delivered high-quality design documents: desktop research (benchmarking), screen mockups, and graphic asset package, by adapting both the user and customer-centered design methodology.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision
  • Certificate in User Experience: Research and Prototyping
    2016 - 2016
    Design Lab | University of California, San Diego - Online
  • Bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in advertising
    1989 - 1991
    Komazawa University - Tokyo, Japan
  • Bachelor's degree (equivalent) in Materials Science and Chemistry
    1986 - 1989
    National Institute of Technology | Yonago National College of Technology - Japan
  • Adobe Photoshop20 years
  • UI Design10 years
  • Adobe Illustrator10 years
  • Agile6 years
  • Responsive UI4 years
  • Responsive4 years
  • Mobile Banking4 years
  • Fintech4 years
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
Berlin, Germany
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