Junjie Piao

I am a thoughtful hybrid designer(Interaction & Visual) who is experienced across varied platforms(Web Product, iOS & Android apps). Over the years, I have worked in both Design Agency and In-house Company, both early Startup and huge Corporation.

My background in Industrial Design also gives the advantage of being able to think and craft experience beyond digital screens.

 

Specialties
User Experience Design / Visual Design / Motion Design/ Industrial Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

02.2017-present

Senior Visual UX Designer at SAP Successfactors (a big data intelligence company), South San Francisco, CA

Android Approval Template Redesign

  • Collected and analyzed data structure of all use cases

  • Developed a new layout template that's easier for data consumption, comparison and can be adapt to all scenarios 


Android app home screen redesign

  • Identified most important features for different personas based on user research

  • Collaborated with another designer and developed new workflow based on user feedback

  • Developed visual style guide and general component layout 


Mobile Design Consistency

  • Created cheat sheet for general components and resulted in improved design efficiency across the whole team

  • Oversaw 4 different team’s designers’ work to ensure experience is consistent and compliant

  • Designed custom components on top of SAP Fiori guideline to fit Successfactors unique scenarios

03.2015-present

Senior UX Designer at Arimo(a big data intelligence company), Mountain View, CA

Lead Designer of Arimo Dashboards

  • Defined necessary features through competitor analysis and user research

  • Explored multiple solutions through sketches and landed on the best one based on user testing

  • Bright color, clean UI and intuitive widget interaction resonated strongly to customers that enterprise software can also be fun to use

 

Lead Designer of Arimo Notebooks

  • Led Experience Canvas Workshop to identify minimum viable experience

  • Developed workflow wireframes matching target user's’ mental model enabling them to quickly adapt to new while familiar working environment without any guidance

 

Lead Service Designer of Arimo BigApps self-service on Amazon Web Service

  • Created blueprint to help define best workflow and experience for both customers and Arimo support team

  • Developed a brand new responsive sign-up webpage to attract more traffic by providing clearer marketing messaging as incentives in a visually appealing layout

  • Simplified workflow reduced customers time to start using Arimo products by 50%

05-08.2014

Interaction & Visual Designer at Ming Labs, Shanghai, China      

  • Redesigned and rebranded Alcatel OneTouch with intuitive interaction and elegant visual style across their web and mobile apps that significantly boosted their brand identity among customers

  • Facilitated and contributed to brainstorming sessions with clients to define problem statements, information architecture and design directions

 

04.2012-01.2013

Junior Designer at Krohn Design, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                        

  • Redesigned Krohn Design website with clearer information architecture and easier navigation

  • Led the design of an e-commerce website for a famous ceramic artist that increased her revenue by 20%

  • Delivered end-to-end product development service from original ideation, 3D model creation to detailed engineering specs according to clients’ requirements

 

02-03.2012

Industrial Design Internship with T2 Design, Los Angeles, CA

  • Brainstormed feasible and creative solutions based on clients’ requirements

  • Searched and selected suitable patents to clients’ need

EDUCATION

03.2013-present            

Master of Fine Arts in Service Design (Emphasis in Interaction/UX Design)
-Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA

 

09.2009-11.2011            

Master of Arts in Industrial Design
-Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA

 

06.2009

Bachelor in Industrial Design: Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering
-Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Minor: English

 


HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • One of Most Buzzed Designs of February 2012 on Yanko Design

  • SCAD Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • SCAD Honors Grad Scholarship

  • SCAD International Student Scholarship

 


COMPUTER SKILLS

 

  • 2D: Sketch / Photoshop / Illustrator / Balsamiq / POP / Sketchbook Designer

  • 3D: Solidworks

  • Web: basic coding of Html, CSS, knowledge of Javascript

  • Keyshot

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Word / Excel / PowerPoint

 

 

LANGUAGE

 

  • Mandarin

  • English