👋 Hi there, I'm Shaina Kim,

a Visual UX Designer

Product Designer and Wannabe Webflow Dev located in sunny San Diego.
Motivated to create business impact through intuitive design systems and clean interfaces.
UX/UI Design
Figma
Zeplin
Sketch
Adobe Xd
InVision
HTML & CSS
Adobe CC
Wireframing & Prototyping
Motion Graphics
Interaction Design
Feb 2022 - Feb 2023
CURRENT
Product Design Manager at Champions Funding LLC
Led ongoing broker portal SaaS product design from conception to launch with user-centric design systems increasing product engagement by 307% from its system predecessor
Collaborated with developers, company executives, engineers, and broker partners to ensure design solutions were feasible, met business requirements, and visual designs were implemented correctly
Communicated and produced project concepts through user flows, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes; articulated user research findings, user problems, and design rationale; facilitated final hand-off to cross-functional teams using Sketch, Figma, and Zeplin
Engineered user-friendly interactions with HTML and emotion-driven methods, while also designing user-interface (UI) of all digital products influencing workflow, engagement, and retention
Integrated CMS and CRM technologies into product development and software ecosystem
Elevated product experience through user empathy design and develops website into functional and responsive digital products for web and mobile
Strategized and implemented new B2B marketing campaign methods increasing email open rate by 90% and click rate by 190%
Single-handedly developed brand guidelines including visual identity, typography, iconography, brand tone, and image styling to ensure and increase brand recognition
Conducted interviews for junior and senior visual designers to determine software proficiency, team compatibility, and discuss soft skill credibility
Jul 2021 - Feb 2022
Graphic Designer at Kind Lending LLC
Designed, developed, and launched company website in collaboration with marketing specialist using Adobe Xd for prototyping and Webflow for execution
Designed high-volume of print and digital marketing collateral (social media posts, flyers, brochures, postcards, trade show assets, single-property websites, and more)
Directed and produced in-house podcast production and logistics in studio
Delivered digital assets to partnering distribution agencies that curate and tailor audio video segments for digital platforms and podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube, Chromecast, etc.)
Redesigned all podcast interface and cover artwork to launch release of newest season including but not limited to: new branding logo(s), title animations using After Effects and Premiere Pro, etc.
Sep 2019 - Jul 2021
Designer at Mandy Cheng Design
Coordinated the planning, design, and development of various high-end residential projects in Los Angeles County with projects ranging from ground-up builds, to renovations, to room furnishing
Strategized and managed budgets, often for celebrity clientele, ranging from $50,000 - $200,000
Developed preliminary floor plans, window and door schedules, sections, and elevations for city permits
Designed and rendered 3D models, managed multiple projects in different construction phases, developed visual presentations, and maintained relationships with clients, vendors, and contractors
Nov 2020 (Contract)
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Designer at Somesuch, Inc. for Adobe (TV Commercial)
Collaborated with Production Designer to transform an empty retail space into an Ice Cream Shop under tight deadline to meet the demands of film and production
Distributed 3D models and custom furniture specifications to the Prop Department Lead to allow for construction to begin. Deliverables included: product/staging mock-ups
Oct 2020 (Contract)
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Graphic Designer at Reset Content LLC for Ford Motors (TV Commercials)
Produced and modeled custom platforms and staging arrangements to highlight hero props on camera
Took creative direction to design 3 vintage-inspired arcade machine marquees and side art decals
Designed branding for vintage gaming company intended for visual placement onscreen with caution to copyright infringement
Packaged design files for Art Department to print arcade cabinet decals to scale. Deliverables included: iterations of preliminary branding designs, posters, banners, labels, stickers, and additional signage
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