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๐Ÿ‘‹๏ธย Hi again! My name is Yating Zhang.

๐Ÿ“ Product Designer based in Seattle, WA๐ŸŽ“ Human-Computer Interaction + Design @University of Washington

Iโ€™m a multi-disciplinary product designer who specializes in user experience design, visual crafting, and industrial design. As a designer, I enjoy building empathy with users, solving complex problems, and iterating for solutions. Iโ€™m highly collaborative across teams.

I'm currently working as a Product Designer II at Wyze, focusing on shaping shopping experience for customers. Lead and the only designer for the app shop redesign project and design it to become the go-to shopping place for repetitive customers. Some other important projects includes, unify hero section design, one-page checkout, service redemption flow design, and more!

I graduated from Human-Computer Interaction + Design program at the University of Washington. Before that, I worked as a user experience designer for an enterprise collaboration tool called Lark at Bytedance. I also hold a bachelor's degree in industrial design from University of Illinois at Urbana and Champaign.

I'm more than happy to meet new people and explore new things. Feel free to reach out to me!

What do I bring to the team? ๐Ÿฅ‚

  • Problem solving
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Eyes on details
  • Build product 0-1
  • Ability of working with different teams
  • Open-minded
  • Challenges enthusiastic

And of course very confident on...

  • UX design
  • Information architecture
  • Visual design
  • Design documentation
  • Prototyping
  • Research

My Journey

๐Ÿ’ผ Product Designer II - Wyze
Seattle, Oct.2020 - Present

๐ŸŽ“ Master of Human-Computer Interaction +ย Design - UW

Seattle, Sep.2019 - Sep.2020

๐Ÿ’ผ User Experience Designer - Bytedance
Shenzhen, Mar.2019 - Aug.2019

๐Ÿ’ผ UI/UX Designer - Haier
Qingdao, May.2017 - Jul.2017

๐Ÿ’ผ Industrial Designer Assistant - Kingwin Home Deco.
China, May.2017 - Jul.2017
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๐Ÿ’ผ Graphic Designer - Phonton Media
Illinois, Jan.2018 - Aug.2018

๐ŸŽ“ Industrial Design - UIUC
Illinois, Sep.2014 - May.2018

In my spare time...

๐Ÿ“น Video creator on Bilibili /Tiktok
(121 videos uploaded, 23k likes in total)

I'm creating videos to document cute moments of my cats and sharing with people on the internet.
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๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Pilates
(Mastered on 1.5 level class now!)

Fell in love with pilates after COVID. A great way for me to get relaxed and keeping my body in a good and healthy condition.

๐Ÿฐ Baking
(10+ successful cakes, 0 successful bread)

The process of baking a cake can always be inspiring for me. As a designer has to stay at home during COVID, baking can help me re-organizing my brain.

๐ŸŽฎ Animal Crossing
(Designing & crafting my island continuously...)

I have super high bar on the look and feel of my animal crossing island (designer dignity ๐ŸŽจ). Still work in progress, but I really enjoy the process of designing and then figuring how to make my design comes true.