Yuko will be available from 5th February
Multidisciplinary designer with over 10 years of experience working in-house and with an agency. Working closely and collaboratively with clients and the team to create an intelligent and innovative user experience from Creative Direction, UX & UI - brand identities, print, digital, and space for the world's biggest brands, fascinating start ups, to local artisans. Skills: - Inspiring and leading a team of designers, creative technologists, and UX researchers, sharing expertise, and providing design guidance to shape and evolve the team. - Extensive experience in planning and managing projects within the required budget and timeline. - Excellent ability to coordinate and lead projects with stakeholders across different departments and external agencies. - Proficient in leading multiple projects and owning the entire design solution. - Proficient in guiding the experience strategy, and creative direction, and providing UX and UI design solutions across multiple channels. - Leadership and facilitation of focus groups, workshops, and ideation sessions. - Exceptional knowledge and experience of design applications.
To be discussed
Open to Full time or Part time work
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Director of Client Service , Farfetch
Yuko is a very diligent, motivated and creative contributor to the business and I have enjoyed working with her on various projects. She has a natural flair for design, but is also very dedicated to fully understanding the audience for a particular piece of work or project before any design work commences. Yuko thinks outside the box, communicates well with stakeholders and has a likeable disposition which means she is able to bring people with her on her design journey. Yuko has many talents across the fields of design and marketing, so as such I would recommend Yuko for a wide variety or roles or projects.
Senior Creative Technologist, Farfetch
Yuko is hard-working, fast and highly talented. She has a fantastic blend of raw design talent, strategic thinking and storytelling. It’s rare to get such a strong combination.
Director of Creative Technology , Farfetch
Yuko is a talented designer both with craft and thinking. She constantly challenges concepts through the lens of the end-user and has the skills to add delight to the final product or service. Yuko also brings positive and enthusiastic energy to any team she works with makes her a joy to be around.
Yuko is a phenomenal designer and any company would be fortunate to have her. She was the sole designer who joined us at the Seed stage and helped build a fantastic relationship with Apple (got us featured at the Keynote), and raise a successful $9m Series A from top tier investors. We could not have done it without Yuko.
Branding & Identity
Strategic Brand Positioning
University of the Arts London
2005 to 2008