dkawasaki

Nice to e-meet you, I'm Danielle.

I'm a designer generalist who has years of product design (UX/UI) and visual design experiences working on mobile apps (iOS and Android), websites, and TV apps.

I currently lead the design projects for a video streaming platform, Kanopy, and I work in collaboration with product managers, engineers, designers, and UX Researcher to create and improve user experiences for end-users.

I also like to...

Listen to podcasts, play video games, and write sometimes. I'm currently learning piano and riding my bike is my main mean of transportation.

Work Experience

Product Designer (Current Position)

At Kanopy, San Francisco, California, USA

Design Intern

At 2600Hz, San Francisco, California, USA

Product Design Intern

At Square, New York City, New York, USA

Designer

At Startae, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil

Graphic Design Intern

At Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B), Los Angeles, California, USA

Director of Project Department
(Volunteer work)

At Lamparina Design Junior Enterprise, Brasilia, Brazil

Education

Academy of Art University

(September 2016 - May 2018)

Master of Arts in Web Design and New Media
San Francisco, California, United States
GPA 3.5

Relevant coursework:
Principles of UX
Human Centered Design
Inside Programming
History of Graphic Design
Advanced Motion Graphics
Web Technology I & II
Mobile Technology
Visual Design Strategy
Interactive Physical Systems (IoT)

University of Brasilia (UnB)

(August 2011 - July 2016)

Bachelor in Graphic Design
Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
GPA 3.6

Certificate in Motion Media Design
Savannah, Georgia, United States
GPA 3.66

Relevant coursework:
Motion Media Design Techniques I & II
Concepts in Motion Media
Principles of 2-D Animation
Digital Illustration
Design for Motion
3D Motion Media Design

Featured

The Bloomberg CityLab collected map designs from people all around the world and they featured my visual map project twice.

Spring Show 2017 Finalist

Academy of Art University
Spring 2017

The website The Colored Garden project made in the Web Technology coding class was available on the official AAU Spring Show Website in 2017 and exhibited in the Spring Show festival.

Far From Home Exhibition: Nutella Logo Animation

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Winter 2015

"'Far From Home,' sponsored by the international student services office and SCAD Language Studio, is an annual exhibition featuring some of the year’s best work from SCAD international students. Students from all SCAD locations including eLearning were eligible to submit, and a panel of SCAD professors and staff from Savannah juried the exhibition."

Dean's List in Motion Media Design

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Winter 2015 & Spring 2015

"Dean's List honors are awarded to full time students who attain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average during an academic quarter. This distinction is recognized at colleges and universities nationwide and is a notable achievement of merit."

"The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Brazil for study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields."

Featured Management

At Lamparina Design Junior Enterprise
2013

Skills

Sketch App; After Effects; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Cinema 4D (Basic); Audition (Basic); Adobe XD; Zeplin.

HTML, CSS, Javascript/JQUERY (Basic); Digital Illustrations (Cintiq); InVision & InVision Studio, Principle (Prototype).

Professional

Leadership; open-minded; enterprising; determined; well-organized.