About

Tina Kao design user experiences with opportunities to experiment, apply new technologies and interaction patterns to solve customer problems.


Work Experience

  • Mar 2018 - Present

    Product Designer 2 (UX/UI)

    Microsoft Corporation, The Coalition

    Websites launched: Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Gears POP!, Gears of War Franchise, Gears Esports, and The Coalition Studio

    Translate Gears of War Triple-A title game features to web for desktop and mobile, as well as design the franchise and product websites. Present designs and thought process to the Web Leads and Key Stakeholders. Identify opportunities to experiment and apply new technologies and interaction patterns to solve customer problems.

  • Dec 2014 - Oct 2016

    Creative Director (UX/UI)

    Sky Global

    Projects: Mobile application, management system, and more

    Collaborate with software developers to guide user experience design throughout the planning and development lifecycle for iOS and Android mobile platforms. Design user interfaces, visuals, and evolve the brand. Identify problems, address it, design, test, and iterate on solutions.

  • Sept 2012 - Nov 2015

    Graphic Designer 3

    Fortinet Technologies

    Projects: Operating system, websites, prints, and more

    Design user interfaces for network security software applications on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. Provide design assets to facilitate implementation in an agile environment. Design websites, presentations, marketing graphics, packaging, handbooks, and design guidelines.

  • Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

    Industrial Designer

    Lululemon Athletica

    Projects: In-store displays

    Design in-store displays for Lululemon Athletica’s youth apparel retailer brand, Ivivva Athletica. The products were rotated seasonally in Ivivva Athletica stores in Vancouver, Calgary, and Victoria.

  • Sept 2009 - Dec 2009

    Industrial Designer

    The Coca-Cola Company

    Projects: Furniture collection

    Design outdoor lounge chair, coffee table, and community table for the company’s coffee and tea brand, Far Coast. The furniture was mass- produced and used in Far Coast Venues in the Whistler Athlete’s Villages and the Lower Mainland.


Education

  • Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

    British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Applied Web Development Associates Certificate

    Apply scripting tools for web; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP and XML.

  • Sept 2006 - May 2010

    Emily Carr University of Art and Design

    Bachelor of Design Major in Industrial Design

    Industrial design subcategories include product design, interaction design, and other applied three-dimensional arts. Designs are created with the intention of mass-production.


Skills

  • UX/UI

    • Application design on iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows
    • Responsive and adaptive web design
    • Interface and interaction design
    • User flow and wireframes
    • Information architecture
    • MVP and user research
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Brand reputation
    • Visual design

  • Programming

    • HTML5, CSS3, and JS

  • Tools

    • Adobe Xd, Ps, Dw, Ai, and Id
    • Google Analytics
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Axure RP Pro
    • Principle
    • Invision
    • Sketch
    • Figma