Yuan is a Google alum and a product designer focused on interactive experiences, meaningful products, and distinguished brands. He enjoys finding thoughtful solutions to complex challenges between humans and the technology that surrounds them. He has worked with cross-disciplinary teams at global corporations, such as Google, Barclays, Vodafone, Farfetch and award-winning digital advertising agencies.
Led the work to identify organizational bottlenecks and the redesign of B2B solutions for Farfetch, a global technology company with $721.5 million in funding. The company is focused on connecting the supply and demand of luxury fashion goods and providing a tech platform for fashion enterprises.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Figma
Freelance Senior UX and Service Designer
2016 - 2017
Created new services for Barclays from the ground up, serving more than 150,000 employees.
Redesigned internal tools and the structure of the organization.
Worked with an Agile team on biweekly sprints in which we researched, designed, and validated prototypes that fed into the MVP service and platform.
Defined a value proposition for a new IoT venture by Vodafone.
Designed flows with interconnected devices.
Conducted market and user research.
Technologies: Marvel, InVision, Sketch
Design Lead (20% at Google)
2014 - 2016
Defined the MVP for a new Android app and new version of the website.
Developed site architecture, wireframes, and high-fidelity visual specs, and supervised implementation.
Designed brand guidelines to be implemented across web, app, and marketing materials.
Created a pattern library for cross-device implementation.
Managed the remote team of designers and UX researchers.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch
2014 - 2016
Worked with the sales, marketing, and support teams to design Google's customer relationship management web app from the ground up.
Defined product requirements and roadmap with the cross-functional team and senior stakeholders.
Conducted user interviews, created user journey maps, and built low- and high-fidelity wireframes for the web application.
Designed brand guidelines, including layout, typography, and color usage.
Yuan is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Yuan
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Communication
2010 - 2014
Ringling College of Art and Design - Florida, United States