I'm Reiko Yamamoto

My process is user-centered Design Thinking.

 

A UX Designer

I’m making positive impacts with design, especially the cross-device UX, Interaction and UI design. I have a solid academic background with experience in human-computer interaction, navigation, usability testing, user analysis to IA. I have a deep understanding in the best practices/trends for technology, and UX strategy.

Technical Skills

Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision, Proto.io, Axure, Visio, OmniGraffle, Jira Agile Scrum, Adobe CS including Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, AWS EC2, Ubuntu, Azure, Github, AngularJS, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL,Wordpress, Jekyll and jQuery,

Other Skills

I’ve always loved music and was singing cover songs in a rock band. Even now, I have a few friends who’re playing in the band and I’ve recently produced their VR music video that can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts83K9Y9afQ.

My story

My love of design started in high school where I learned graphic design for the first time in my life. Quite naturally this encountering of design had become a future career tended towards a graphic artist.

Subsequently, I attended a Junior College and got a paid internship at the Advertising Agency where the large amount of work was for the export advertisements (I’m talking about “Export” from Japan to U.S.A., Euro, and India/Pakistan) and marketing for Panasonic.

Shortly after I took this internship position, one thing that is strongly came to my mind such as UX/UI design varies based on the users’ custom and culture.

This export design experience led me to study in New York City where I have met a few influential graphic designers and creative/art directors. Back then every designers in NYC were talking about future of design will be the new media and web design and the center of the Internet will be San Francisco.

I moved to San Francisco from New York with a friend who I met at Platt Institute of Design that was employed by Lucas Film (I got a free move on Gorge Lucas’s expense.)

My Video & Films