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About me

Hi! My name is Brian Lin and I've been a designer for over 22 years now. About half of that was as an Art Director in digital marketing for entertainment clients, and the second half as a UX/UI designer mainly focused on the financial sector.

I have a degree in Psychology from UCLA which helps inform my design work much more than you'd think, as well as a certificate in Design Thinking & Innovation from the Darden School of Business. 

In the past I've co-founded a small design studio and helped it thrive as its Creative Director, ran my own mobile app development company, and even did a stint as a Flash Developer for several years.

Most recently, I worked at Capital Group, a financial company, for about 10 years as a Senior Visual Designer and then Experience Design Lead. After COVID hit and a bit of soul searching, I left to pursue a different sector, working for the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, which focuses on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's research.

I live in Pasadena, California with my wife. Outside of work I enjoy music-related hobbies, including badly singing and badly playing guitar and drums.

Clients: Disney, Fox, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Activision, Microsoft, William O'Neil/Investors Business Daily, Capital Group, USC.

Awards: Clio, Keyart, Cannes Lion

Education: B.A. Psychology (UCLA), Design Thinking & Innovation certificate (Darden School of Business).

Skillset: UX/UI design, research, testing, prototyping, strategy, creative/art direction, branding/identity, print, illustration, videography, editing, motion graphics, CSS, HTML, Javascript, data visualization.

Software: Sketch, Adobe XD, Axure, Figma, Zeplin, Invision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X

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