“Each week from now on we will be presenting a member of the design community as Designer of the week. For our very first Designer of the week - we'd like to present Edmund Yu”
“Chris Bank of UXPin, the UX design app, details what it takes to make a stellar portfolio, and highlights 10 solid examples to learn from.”
“Building trust is crucial for portfolios. Although testimonials don't sell a designer on their own (i.e. you need other elements such as case studies in your portfolio as well), they can be an effective argument in supporting your candidature on a UX position. What really stands out in Edmund Yu's portfolio is the 'Mentions' section, in which Edmund collects testimonials and press snippets about his work.”
“Exquisitely designed to efficiently attain viewer's attention, this portfolio site showcases the previous projects in more legible and attractive fashion. It represents the methodology followed for accomplishing different types of projects. This certainly helps attract even those clients who have got some different jobs for you. The interface is intriguing to ensure an easy navigation and the layout is comprehensive and enticing that add to a ravishing UX.”
“Edmund Yu has represented his work experience in an aesthetic portfolio website. While showcasing his previous projects, he also includes his toolbox to approach those clients who want some distinct task to be done (that you have not done before). It is wonderfully designed and offers amazing UX.”
“What seems modern today, might seem old school tomorrow. Probably you are looking for some inspiration to design a website with a modern look and that’s why I’ve made a list of modern web design examples that hopefully will inspire you.”
I have over years of hands-on work experience in UI/UX design, rapid prototyping, and front-end development for rich Internet applications and mobile devices. I practice user centered design principles basing design decisions on user needs and business goals.
Bloomz (Redmond, WA)
May 28, 2013 - Present
Bloomz helps parents discover and connect with the world around their children. We work with schools, PTSAs, and activity centers to get important communications and promote parental collaboration all in one place. As the head of product design, I drive the end-to-end user experience ensuring that we build the minimal viable product; incorporate user centered design techniques; and optimize the experience by analyzing usage data.
GlobalScholar (Bellevue, WA)
February 14, 2008 - April 19, 2013
As the principal UX designer I have the overall responsibility for all production work completed by the design team and for providing the UX strategic direction for the company.
Lead strategic thinking to ensure that simple and intuitive user experiences are designed and adhered to; define standards of usability and accessibility; empowering excellent, high-quality visual designs and front-end development; engage with product managers, design, and development leads to solve user and business goals using the principles of user-centered design.
Ensure designers understand the company’s goals; understand what they are accountable for; and promote personal growth and professional development opportunities.
Seek to update and improve processes, to allow less wasteful, more streamlined design.
Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
November 5, 2007 - February 13, 2008
Developed product designs for contextual ads platform. Responsible for all phases of the design process.
Vizrea / WebFives (Seattle, WA)
September 26, 2005 - November 5, 2007
As the UX Designer I have the responsibility of creating simple and delightful user experiences utilizing principals of user-centered design. My goal is to deliver intuitive design solutions that help people and WebFives achieve their goals.
Develop design solutions to elegantly solve key scenarios to solve user and business goals.
Develop rapid paper/clickable prototypes to evaluate the effectiveness of design solutions against identified scenarios.
Develop pixel perfect XHTML/CSS markup and UI controls with Flash ActionScript.
School of Design
Interactive Media Design
Associate of Applied Arts - December 2005
4.0 GPA President's List
Department of Economics
Bachelor of Arts - June 2000