Mina

Visual Designer
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$ 41.00
/ hour
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I’m a multicultural, interdisciplinary designer with a passion for creating design systems and brand identities. Living abroad since a young age, I’m well-aware of the difficulty that comes with illiteracy in foreign languages, but this difficulty gave me an appreciation for the visual language. Graphic design is an exciting process of creating this language by orchestrating forms to embody meaning and the essence that cannot be articulated with words. It allows legible communication for a wider audience regardless of their mother tongue. In my current pursuit of an MFA in graphic design at RISD, I’m honing my typography, motion graphics, and design systems skills. I’m always fascinated by design that can visually manifest a concept and how a design system gets scaled across various platforms while maintaining its integrity.

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Work Experience
Motorola
User Experience Designer
October 2016 to August 2018
Chicago, IL
Opower (acquired by Oracle)
User Experience Design Intern
July 2016 to September 2016
San Francisco, CA
Tepper School of Business, Marketing and Communications
Visual Design Intern
October 2016 to August 2018
Chicago, IL
University

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Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects), Sketch, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Glyphs, User-centered research methods

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I’m a versatile designer with experience both in visual and interaction design, which allows me to adapt to a wide range of projects and cross-functional environments. I also have reliable teamwork ethics solidified from interdisciplinary work experience. Furthermore, I create designs with a rationale through my concept-driven process.

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I’m a multicultural, interdisciplinary designer with a passion for creating design systems and brand identities. Living abroad since a young age, I’m well-aware of the difficulty that comes with illiteracy in foreign languages, but this difficulty gave me an appreciation for the visual language. Graphic design is an exciting process of creating this language by orchestrating forms to embody meaning and the essence that cannot be articulated with words. It allows legible communication for a wider audience regardless of their mother tongue. In my current pursuit of an MFA in graphic design at RISD, I’m honing my typography, motion graphics, and design systems skills. I’m always fascinated by design that can visually manifest a concept and how a design system gets scaled across various platforms while maintaining its integrity.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Taking a gap year in 2019 required the most courage because it meant voluntarily sacrificing a stable routine and environment. Yet, I continuously challenged myself and created a variety of works like interactive installation, books, experimental typography, and brand concepts.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

Innovation is a result of well-executed creativity. Creativity helps designers to approach a problem from unique perspectives and think of unoriginal ideas. However, to achieve innovation, the creative ideas need to be tested, refined, and executed in real life, to real people.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Clarity and creativity are essential for companies to sustain their business as they need to secure their position in the market - the fast-evolving and cluttered space. Clarity helps the companies communicate and reach out to their target audience and ensure that the audience resonates with their messages. Creativity enhances a company’s messages to be unique, gets the audience’s attention, and makes the company stand out.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

First, I make sure to check my email! If there are no urgent tasks, 30 minutes is a perfect time to devour a cup of latte and get into a mind-resting bullet journaling mode. I always find that there’s a therapeutic effect of hand drawing the lines and dates.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

One of the bold goals in my life is to create a brand identity and branding that embraces and encourages diverse lifestyle choices.

6. Explain your creative process

First, I start by deconstructing the concept I need to communicate. This deconstruction involves thinking about the meaning of the words, researching historical, physical, cultural contexts about the subject matter, etc. Based on this, I create sketches in a spectrum as asking myself whether the visual elements communicate the concept I'm trying to achieve. I also share the sketches for feedback and go through multiple rounds of revisions before refining my design to be the final version.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

A quote by Ira Glass about the "good taste" that creatives have and disappointment caused by the natural gap between their work and the good taste. The advice is that only the volume of work can close this gap and your work will be as good as your ambitions.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is an act of seeing a subject matter from different perspectives and embracing that differences.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Mullally - Sweet Coffee Maroon5 - Memories Been - Glitter Taeyeon - What Do I Call You Dean - Come Over Lauv - I Like Me Better Super Junior - Heads Up Broccoli You Too - Common Song Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Life Story

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want them to remember me as a genuine person and a good listener.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

I’m a versatile designer with experience both in visual and interaction design, which allows me to adapt to a wide range of projects and cross-functional environments. I also have reliable teamwork ethics solidified from interdisciplinary work experience. Furthermore, I create designs with a rationale through my concept-driven process.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I’m a multicultural, interdisciplinary designer with a passion for creating design systems and brand identities. Living abroad since a young age, I’m well-aware of the difficulty that comes with illiteracy in foreign languages, but this difficulty gave me an appreciation for the visual language. Graphic design is an exciting process of creating this language by orchestrating forms to embody meaning and the essence that cannot be articulated with words. It allows legible communication for a wider audience regardless of their mother tongue. In my current pursuit of an MFA in graphic design at RISD, I’m honing my typography, motion graphics, and design systems skills. I’m always fascinated by design that can visually manifest a concept and how a design system gets scaled across various platforms while maintaining its integrity.

You should pick me becuase

I’m a versatile designer with experience both in visual and interaction design, which allows me to adapt to a wide range of projects and cross-functional environments. I also have reliable teamwork ethics solidified from interdisciplinary work experience. Furthermore, I create designs with a rationale through my concept-driven process.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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