Katherine Tachibana

A Professional and Playful UI Alchemist

WHAT I DO

Design

  • User/Design Research
  • User Interview
  • Project Flowcharts & User Flows
  • Art Direction & Styleguide
  • Branding & Logo Design
  • Low & Mid Fidelity Wireframing
  • High Fidelity Prototyping
  • Cross Platform UI Design
  • Responsive Web Design

Coding

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • DOM
  • AWS – Cloud 9
  • Ruby
  • API
  • NodeJS/ExpressJS
  • Authentication – MongoDB

Design Approach

Clear & Pixel perfect UI, User-centred Design, and Punctual

1. Research - Find a key

Spare huge amount of time both on user/design research to define the problem and clients needs. Collect information - take photographs and gather data to start giving me inspiration.

2. Ideation - Unlock

Brainstorm and analyse ideas. Develop persona and translate the goal to artistic aspects such as design inception sheet, mood boards and style tiles. By the end of this phase, the initial art direction is established.

3. Design - Cast a spell

In this phase, my ideas finally come to life. Take the preliminary art direction and create a style guide. Design the user interface. To be consistent, I always refer to the style guide in this phase. Finally develop a high fidelity prototype.

4. Iteration - Tweak

Carry out usability evaluations/tests. Make necessary amendments to improve the prototypes, and then handoff to dev team.

The Latest Projects

MachiAsobi
SociaLibe_ThemeImage
mimosa
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