Hi.

I create seamless, intuitive, user-centered products and experiences.

ABOUT

I find joy in the craft and discovery process of my work.

My momentum comes from solving design challenges through iterations using insight, empathy and imagination. The tenacity to ideate, iterate, learn and grown keeps my everyday not so ordinary.

In pursuit of becoming a better-rounded designer and human being, I relish in design-jamming* with driven individuals, creating children’s stories, kickboxing, and exploring LA’s plethora of coffee shops (with standing tables).

 

*when 2+ individuals connect, collaborate, and work relentlessly towards achieving set goals to become more awesome

CONNECT

Available for freelance:  heykarenwang@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design
2006 – 2010

User Experience Design
UCLA Extension
2014

Publication Design
UCLA Extension
2014

CAPABILITIES

Visual Design
Communication Design
Concept Development
Research & Strategy
Mockups & Prototyping
User Experience Design
Interaction Design
Branding & Identity
Illustration
Art Direction
Production
Spatial Design
Copywriting & Editing

TOOLKITS

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
InVision

pen & notebook
spatula & whisk

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

RPA Advertising
Digital Designer & Production Artist
2014 – Present

Get This 
Head Designer: UX/UI, Graphic, Marketing, Branding
2012 – 2014

Majolie Collections  |  2011 (freelance), 2012 (in-house)
Designer: Graphic, Web, Branding
2011 (freelance), 2012 (in-house)

Cardone Training Technologies, Inc.
Designer: Graphic, Web, Branding
2011 – 2012