Yoshiko Ford-Okimoto, Designer in Berlin, Germany
Yoshiko Ford-Okimoto

Designer in 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 for a few SaaS products (cloud accounting and customer loyalty). She's worked for many Fortune 500 and Euronext 100 brands, SMEs, and startups.
Yoshiko is now available for hire

Employment

  • Senior Product Designer | Global OPI, Enterprise Product Design

    2019 - PRESENT
    Wayfair
    • Started a full-time permanent position. (Unavailable for any freelance work).
    Technologies: InVision, Adobe, Sketch
  • UX Manager, EMEA Region

    2018 - 2019
    Weber.com | Weber-Stephen Products (EMEA) GmbH
    • Played a UX manager role at a US B2C consumer brand called Weber.com'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 Weber.com websites and eCommerce in the EMEA.
    • Iterated the solutions with data-driven validations and sprint cycles.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Suite

Education

  • 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

Experience

Location

Berlin, Germany

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