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Minjing Liu

UI / Visual /Interaction Designer

San Jose, CA

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Work Experience

UI / Interaction Designer

MidTech Software Solutions
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November 2009 to February 2012

• Worked on illustrations, web design and mobile platform applications. 
• Worked on UI/UX design including information architecture, prototyping and usability testing.. 
• Designed promotional videos. 
• Designed website for various marketing campaigns. 
• Translated business requirements into design specifications by working with different departments, meeting strict deadlines.

UI / Visual Designer (Contractor)

iMotion Service, Inc
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May 2008 to October 2009

• Worked on UI design, visual design and coding for both HTML as well as Flash based websites. 
• Worked with the creative team to design and optimize Flash banners and animations. 
• Supported marketing campaigns by creating banners, logos, flyers, Flash advertisements, business cards, brochures, etc.

Freelance Web Designer

Bay1st Realty and Mortgage, Inc
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January 2008 to February 2008

• Worked on UI design, visual design and coding for the entire corporate website.

Freelance Graphics Designer

Prime Herbs Corporation
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November 2007 to January 2008

• Designed flyers, brochures for marketing campaigns. 
• Package design and cover design for various company products.

Education

MFA in Web Design & New Media

Academy of Art University -
San Francisco, CA

September 2007 to December 2011

MFA in animation and Flash

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art

September 2003 to June 2007

Additional Information

Qualifications 
• Professional UI/UX knowledge. Creating information architecture, user flowers, wireframe, mockup, interface visual design and usability testing. 
• Solid understanding of design details with experience in color theory, typography, digital image and logo design. 
• Experience in graphic design, website design, game design and mobile applications. Involved in all aspects of the design process from initial concept to final coding using HTML, CSS, and AS3.0. 
• Various design techniques such as 2D flash animation, motion graphic, and 3D modeling. 
• Strong experience with Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign and Dreamweaver. 
• Strong art skills. Over 6 years of professional fine arts education helped to lay a solid foundation for being able to drawing anything I want. 
• Creative, intuitive, meticulous, self-motivated, responsible, great working in teams or independently in a fast paced environment. 
 
Professional Skills 
 
UX Process 
 
• User Surveys 
• User Research 
• Task Analysis 
• Storyboarding 
• Information Architecture 
• Wireframe and Workflows 
• Paper Prototyping 
• Interactive Design 
• Design Guidelines 
• Usability Testing 
• User Interface 
Computer Skills 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Illustrator 
• Adobe Flash 
• Adobe Dreamweaver 
• Adobe InDesign 
• Adobe After Effects 
• Microsoft Office 
• Logic Pro 
• MAYA 
• ActionScript 3.0 
• HTML 
• CSS 
Visual 
• Digital Imaging 
• Vector Illustration 
• Character Design 
• Freehand Sketch 
• Painting 
• Animation 
• Photography 
• Color Theory 
 
Resident Status - Permanent Resident