Sofia S. Kwak

About Me

P  R  O  F  I  L  E
Accomplished web and UI designer with a strong technical skill-set and proven ability to deliver high-quality
work in deadline driven environments. My skills include web and mobile application design, logo & brand
development, custom icon design, and wireframing. I enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and I’m
able to work closely with developers to ensure the nal product exceeds client expectations.
   
W  O  R  K   H  I  S  T  O  R  Y
       October 2013 - Current​​                                                                                                                         UI / UX / Graphic Designer (Full time)  
Brain Box Lab @ Toronto   
  • ​​ Designed responsive websites, mobile apps, logos, branding packages, and digital & print marketing collateral.
  • Worked with developers, strategists, and clients during the project planning phase in order to help build high-quality web applications.
  • Mentored junior designers in order to help them build their skills and become valuable members of the team.
       May 2009 - Febraury 2013                                                                                                                                      UI / GUI Designer (Full time)  
Motorola Korea @ Seoul, Korea 
  • Core member of the global brand team which was responsible for the US market.
  • Designed a mobile launcher icon system that was included in all Motorola products launched between 2010 and 2013.
  • Created the “Outdoor UI” mobile UI system that blended natural imagery and icons. This UI was included on Motorola’s “Defy Mini”, launched in the American market in January 2012.
  • Managed the redesign of Motorola’s interior ofce environment in order to create a space that encouraged collaboration and creative thinking.
       January 2008 - June 2008                                                                                                                                   UI / GUI Designer (Internship)  
Bea Systems Korea @ Seoul, Korea 
  • Designed GUI for internal company system in order to improve usability.
  • Simplied and standardized internal graphical element system in order to make it easy for BEA to create effective, well-designed proposal documents.
  • Worked with senior GUI designers to develop a new interface for our VOIP phone product.
  • Created web design for online safety product which allowed parents to local their children on a map.
W  O  R  K   H  I  S  T  O  R  Y
       March 2003 - Febraury 2008                                                                                                          Bachelor's degree of Industrial Design
Sookmyung Women's University @ Seoul, Korea
M  Y   S  K  I  L  L  S
Photoshop
100%
Illustrator
100%
Axure
85%
InVision​​
75%
MS Office
100%