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Cathy Lu

A creative UX/UI Designer and effective Project Manager

Open-minded multimedia designer based on Vancouver

A creative UX/UI Designer and effective Project Manager seeking a challenging new opportunity within an emerging technology-focused organization to solve the real-world problem.

  • Freelance: Available
  • Address: Vancouver, Canada
  • Phone: +1 (236) 868 9712
  • E-mail: jiaxi_lu@thecdm.ca
  • Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/cathielu/
CORE STRENGTHS
Visual Communication
Interaction Design
User Empathy
UX Research
Wire-framing & Rapid Prototyping
Aesthetic
Team Engagement
Sprint Management
Collaboration
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
12/2019 - 05/2020
Samsung R&D Institute, Vancouver

Lightweight Platform Innovation 

UX/UI Designer & Project Manager

The goal of this project is to develop a lightweight platform displaying content on a smart TV controlled by a smartwatch.

09/2019 - 12/2019
Center of Digital Media, Vancouver

Makers Lab Immersive Design

Graphic & UX Designer

Design and develop a virtual maker lab to simulate and plan the space for the CDM to further expand its facilities.

04/2019
Dimensions Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana

INFINITE (Installation Art Exhibition)

Visual Designer, Developer, Curator 

An exhibition project leveraging digital media technologies to emerge inspirational digital content and modern dance for improving people’s respect for life equality.

08/2018 - 06/2019
Indiana University Methodist Hospital

VR Application Project for ICU

3D Artist & Lead UX/UI Designer & Developer

It aims to design and develop a VR gamified application for ICU patients in Indianapolis IU health hospitals to relieve their pains and helplessness; meanwhile, doctors can estimate the health and mental status of the patients through their behaviors in the App.

04/2018 - 08/2018
Shanghai Hirain Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Visual Artist & Project Manager (Internship)

2017 - 2018
School of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Undergraduate Mentor (TA) for the Course INFO – 101

2015 - 2017
Indiana University Recreational Sports Center

Recreational Sports Leader (Part-Time)

Mainly responsible for the marketing and publicity issues, including poster design, interactive game design, site design, event plans, and fundraising.

04/2015 - 06/2015
China Everbright Bank, Anhui, China

Graphic Designer & Product UX Designer (Internship)

Designed marketing materials and advertising campaigns to increase customer retention; Optimize financial products buy-sell UX flow.

EDUCATION
09/2019 - 06/2020
University of British Columbia

Master of Digital Media

GPA: 3.9

08/2015 - 05/2019
Indiana University Bloomington

Informatics BA Cognate in Computer Art

Minor: Studio Art in Oil Painting

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2019
Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge Winner

(VR Application Project for ICU)

The challenge supports students who are learning to develop technological innovations that are unconstrained by any immediate consideration of the commercial potential.

 

Design Skills
  • Sketching & Painting
    95%
  • User Research
    95%
  • Information Architecture
    80%
  • Interaction Design
    93%
  • UI Design
    90%
  • Visual Design
    95%
  • Rapid Prototyping
    95%
  • Photography
    95%
  • Content Strategy
    80%
  • Scrum
    90%
  • Agile
    100%
  • Data Analytics
    75%
Tools:
  • Sketch
    95%
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    90%
  • Microsoft Office
    100%
  • InVision
    96%
  • Figma
    90%
  • Axure
    70%
  • Slack
    100%
  • Trello
    93%
  • Asana
    80%
  • Github
    60%
  • HTML
    90%
  • CSS
    85%
  • Python
    72%
  • Maya
    70%
  • Blender
    60%
  • Unity
    70%
Interests
Scuba Diving

PADI Open Water Certificate & Advance Open Water certificate holder.

Oil Painting

figure and environment oil painting on canvas.

Photographing

Experience with still and product photography particularly with close-up/macro views and multiple perspectives.

Motorcycling

A young rider since 2016.

Billiards

Amature 9-ball player.

Piano

China National Piano Grading Test Level 8.