UX/CX Designer & Design Strategist
UX/CX Designer & Design Strategist
My name is Taylor Kikuchi and I am a UX/CX Designer & Design Strategist based in Portland, OR. I love working on projects that include:
I live in the world of web, software product, and mobile app design; wireframing; interactive prototyping; and user research.
Journey mapping, qualitative research, rapid prototyping, & competitive analysis are but a few of the skills I possess in my toolkit.
Designed & rebranded the new Copious website.
Designed low and high-fidelity wireframes and mockups, creating interactive prototypes using InVision
Updated brand logo, colors, and typography to represent their new direction as "leaders of CX design"
Used Whimsical.co to create comprehensive user flow maps and identify any customer journey pain points
Worked with development teams to identify and resolve bugs and ensure that final builds remained consistent with our original designs
We partnered with EventBuilder to design their new webinar software product, dashboard, and website.
Designed low and high-fidelity wireframes for the software product and marketing website, creating interactive prototypes using InVision
Used Whimsical.co to create comprehensive user flow maps for both the software product and website
Partnered with subject matter experts and potential customers to design and develop a webinar product unlike any other
Worked with development teams to identify bugs and ensure that final builds remained consistent with our original designs
Capstone project for my MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts
Conducted comprehensive ethnographic observations and interviews with industry experts and potential customers to understand the potential market
Identified potential competitors and threats, creating a series of steps for mitigating those threats and maintaining a competitive advantage in the future
Designed the Amelia mobile application in Sketch and interactive prototype using InVision
Created multiple iterations of the prototype and showcased the final design at the California College of the Arts Venture Show in May 2018
Flourish is the floral shop of the future where customers use floral teas to pick the perfect custom bouquet for every occasion.
Observed and recorded current floral shop interactions, identifying pain points and positive experiences.
Tested our concept via a micro-pilot in San Francisco to see what worked and what could be improved.
Interviewed 50+ potential customers to better understand their needs and desires when shopping for flowers.
Designed and built a functioning pop-up shop and exhibited this shop at California College of the Arts in 2017.
Artifact is a board game that connects aging elders with younger generations through the use of thought-provoking and creative interactions, enabling minds of all ages to learn from one another through interactive storytelling.
Designed the game cards, pieces, and questions/prompts for gameplay
Designed the accompanying website and digital UI to accompany the game
Imagine, it's the year 2030 and the American workday is more hectic than ever. Your company, Blissly, is interested in earning the new "Chill Certification" in an effort to keep your employees relaxed, yet productive.
I facilitated a strategic foresight workshop in conjunction with this video to discuss the pros and cons with this type of certification, as well the implications of the need for work/life balance in the years to come.