Hi again :-)

I’m Kay, a Chinese-Canadian designer from the 6ix

I’m looking for my next opportunity to design meaningful experiences that empower relationships between people across digital spaces. Whether I’m optimizing processes, designing new features, or advocating for users, I want to grow with the talented people around me.

So, what’s my story?

  1. I’m an illustrator, turned social psychologist, turned self-taught visual designer, turned user researcher, and now aspiring product designer... or maybe I was a UX generalist all along? 🤔 

  2. My design-spirations are social media, micro-interactions, personalization and gamification! 

  3. I'm always on a creative project: whether it's for my online art shop or planning my next DIY.

  4. One time, I took a philosophy course on Aesthetics so I could learn AND look at pretty pictures at the same time. Big brain.

Got a cool freelance project? Email me 📬 

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EXPERIENCES ↓

experience designer @ IGM

JUNE 2021 — PRESENT
Currently leading UX research and the UI redesign on our public sites as part of the Experience Design team. 

freelance designer & illustrator

JUNE 2014 — PRESENT
I do a variety of creative work for business clients including digital illustrations, branding collateral, web design, and retail products.

ux/ui designer @ b2sign

APRIL 2020 — SEPT 2020
The sole product designer for our B2B, B2C, and design service products, I worked with 7 developers and 2 product managers to craft intuitive e-commerce experiences and product systems.

ux research analyst @ ticketmaster

UX RESEARCH INTERN OCT 2019 — DEC 2019, JAN 2020 — APRIL 2020
I was part of the Research & Insights team, uncovering fan insights that drove the designs of Ticketmaster.com's products.

ux/ui design intern @ hawke media

JUNE 2019 — SEPT 2019
I created hifi wireframes, UI assets, and implemented them on Wordpress and Shopify with our client-facing designers for growing businesses like Let's Make Art, Jenny Many, and Budberry.

graphic designer @ embroider buddy

APRIL 2016 — MAY 2017
I designed products and marketing collateral as an in-house designer for Embroider Buddy & parent toy company, Parkdale Novelty.

digital artist @ mycena cave

MAY 2015 — DEC 2016
I drew collectible characters, items, and UI icons for a browser-based virtual pet game and supported player experiences with staff.
UX SKILLS ↓
UI & Visual Design
Service Design
Info Architecture
Journey Maps
User Flows & Personas
User Research
Usability Testing
Wireframing
Prototyping
Motion Design
Adobe CC
Sketch
InVision
Axure
Procreate
HTML
CSS
Javascript
Python
Java