Yang Zhaoproduct designer
experience

Jan 14 - present
San Francisco

BirstUX Designer

Crafting the user experience for Birst Dashboard and Birst Visualizer.
Responsible for visual design + interaction design.

Sep 13 - Dec 13
San Francisco

AppDynamicsUX Designer Intern

Collaborated with other designers, frontend developers and product managers to design several new features and redesign a variety of current features.
Delivered mockups of interaction and visual design.

Jun 13 - Aug 13
Cambridge

VMware Interaction Designer Intern

Joined the VMware Cloud Learning Environment (Project NEE) team as a sole designer.
With a start from scratch, designed and implemented a mobile app that facilitates the communication between proctors and lab-takers in big learning events (firstly used in VMWorld2013)
Redesigned a variety of features on the currently existing web application.

Aug 12 - Dec 12
Berkeley

Berkeley Institute of DesignUI Designer

Worked with advisor, project lead, backend engineer and researcher to redesign an online sharing and expert community for designers (www.thedesignexchange.org).
Restructured the information architecture of the web app, and prototyped the web interface and interaction design using HTML, CSS and JS.

July 12 - Present
Berkeley

Y'z DesignFreelance Designer

Consulting in product user experience for early stage startups. Clients include: Orbeus, Dialoguetimes, Hikery, Vigo, and etc.

education

Aug 10 - May 14
Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

B.A. Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction Design Specialization

Needs and Usability Assessment
Data Visualization
Computer-Mediated Communication
Web Architecture
User Interface Designt
Web Design
Human-Centered Design
Software Engineering
Data Structures
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Structures

skills

Specialties

UI/UX Design
interaction design
frontend development

Methods

interview, persona, storyboard
sketching, wireframing, prototyping
heuristics, user testing

Tools

Sketch 2
Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks
Balsamiq, OmniGraffle

Programming

HTML5, CSS3
JavaScript/jQuery/D3.js
Ruby on Rails, Python, Java