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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
  • Senior Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    • 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
  • Senior UX/UI Designer
    2017 - 2017
    Leverton (strictly confidential)
    • Designed a niche B2B product for corporate clients to efficiently manage legal documents with artificial intelligence.
    • Collaborated in design workflow using the Agile methodology in conjunction with the front-end developers to ensure quick development cycles, validating assumptions, and creating a high-quality experience.
    • Was actively involved in Agile sprint planning and retrospective meetings.
    • Collaborated in the innovative and forthcoming product's squad (a fully autonomous, cross-functional team comprising of product owners, front- and back-end developers, designers, and testers) to release rapid prototypes and beta versions. (Strictly NDA materials.).
    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
  • Mobile Banking4 years
  • Responsive UI4 years
  • Fintech4 years
  • Responsive4 years
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
Berlin, Germany
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