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Cathy(Jiaxi) Lu

A creative Visual Designer and UX/UI Designer

Open-minded multimedia designer based on Vancouver

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

  • Freelance: Available
  • Address: Vancouver, Canada
  • Phone: +1 (236) 868 9712
  • E-mail: cathielu12@gmail.com
  • Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/cathielu/
CORE STRENGTHS
Visual Communication
Interaction Design
Concept Art
Web Design
User Empathy
UX Research
Wire-framing & Rapid Prototyping
Aesthetic
Team Engagement
Sprint Management
Business Development
Collaboration
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
07/2020 – 12/2020
Samsung R&D Institute, Vancouver

Designer 

Designing and improving user-centric interfaces & experience for Samsung Knox, IoT, T&C portal (internal platform), and Samsung Account (recently launched).

Work as T2 Admin customer and technical support for Samsung Account. Manage account issues that are escalated from T1 support.

04/2018 - 08/2018
Shanghai Hirain Digital Technology Co.

Visual Artist & Project Manager 

Managed new business development for a high-volume digital technology firm. Led two cross-functional teams from product conception through launch and multiple iterations and met over 150% of revenue growth by making human-centered visual design and a high-efficiency digital marketing strategy.

08/2018 - 06/2019
Indiana University Methodist Hospital

Visual Artist & Designer

Designed and developed 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.

2015 - 2017
Indiana University Recreational Sports Center

Recreational Sports Leader (Part-Time)

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

2017 - 2018
School of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Undergraduate Mentor

(TA) for the Course INFO – 101

Responsible for teaching students for poster design, interactive design, and code-based prototyping tools.

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: 3.95

08/2015 - 05/2019
Indiana University Bloomington

Informatics BA Cognate in Computer Art

Art and Science BA in Visual Art

GPA: 3.9

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.

 

 

INDUSTRY PROJECT EXPERIENCES
1/2020 - 04/2020
Virtual Human Anatomy Lab, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver

Visual Designer

Designed and developed an immersive, interactive experience to educate healthcare providers using respectfully presented specimens from real donors in a virtual anatomy laboratory.

 

12/2019 - 05/2020
Lightweight Platform Innovation, Samsung R&D Institute, Vancouver

Lead Designer & Project Manager

Designed and developed a lightweight platform displaying content on a smart TV controlled by a smartwatch.

09/2019 - 12/2019
Makers Lab Immersive Design, Center of Digital Media, Vancouver

Graphic & UX Designer

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

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
    98%
  • Figma
    98%
  • Axure
    95%
  • Slack
    100%
  • Trello
    93%
  • Asana
    80%
  • Github
    80%
  • 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

Amateur 9-ball player.

Piano

China National Piano Grading Test Level 8.

Cooking

Especially good at Asian cuisine.

Reading

Love mystery novels. A great fan of Agatha Christie.