Dana T Yang

Product Designer

Fairfax, VA, USA
I am the Lead Designer at ETS Corporation, focusing on goal-driven design, empathy in human computer interaction and an emphasis in using color, typography and composition to create user interfaces. My multi-disciplined skill sets allow me to jump into any role or task, whether it’s research, wireframing, icon designs, branding, mockups, design for print media, or even drawing unique and charming illustrations. I enjoy leading small teams while working closely with developers, SMEs, and stakeholders alike. My passion is identifying and solving real consumer and business problems while asking the right questions to create elegant user-centric web and mobile applications.

Work Experience

ETS Corporation

Lead Graphic Designer

5 Years experience in product design and development of ETS’s core products, sites, and brand that is used by over 16k merchants throughout the US. Work in an agile environment with product owners, developers, project managers, and testers throughout of the project life cycle. Led and conducted extensive user research, competition analysis, and sprints for adding or improving features. Establishment of media kit, design patterns, libraries, and other assets used by the Tech team. Conceptualized, wireframed, designed, and prototyped responsive user-centered web and mobile applications (iOS and Android) for payment solutions and ecommerce, marketing, and landing pages. Created low fidelity layouts and high fidelity design comps throughout the EMoney product suite. Built and updated mockups and prototypes using the latest web standards. Introduced new design collaboration tools (Sketch, Adobe Xd, InVision and Avocode) in the team workflow.

Shipped 1 terminal interface, 4 mobile apps, and 1 1 full web products.
2013 - Present Virginia, United States

Fairfax County Public Schools

Media and Training Specialist

Created and developed the Graphics for the Web & Photoshop for Web Design classes at FCPS for adult learners. Content includes standard web graphics principles, wireframe, layouts, grids, and coding in HTML5 and CSS3. Taught FCPS staffers how to use the Adobe Creative Suite.
Was awarded the Excellent Performance Recognition in IT Training Services within DIT Media & Training Services, Feb 2012.
2010 - 2013 Virginia, United States

Fairfax County Public Schools

Marketing Assistant

Support the Adult and Community Education marketing department in organizing social media campaigns and developing marketing strategies. Conduct market research and analyze consumer rating reports/ questionnaires. Create brochures, flyers, and other print material for the ACE programs.
2011 - 2012 Annandale, Virginia, United States

Fairfax County Public Schools

Program Specialist

Successfully maintained and expanded the Computer Training program with higher enrollment and profits than the previous year by nearly 10%. Collaboratively created new courses for the 2012-2014 catalogs at FCPS Adult and Community Education in Computer and Business fields with the help from program instructors. Continued the development of new classes for students pursuing a career in IT and making the information easier to understand. Clarified and corrected outdated information regarding ACE computer classes. Investigated course length and duration with current teachers to ensure optimal learning. Updated information inside course manuals for computer classes. Demonstrated and taught other ACE employees to use the available tools and software at a higher capacity.
2012 - 2013 Virginia, United States

Firetako LLC

Freelance Designer

Over 14 years of paid freelance experience designing logos, websites, book layouts, graphics for web pages, print media, mobile devices, and more. Create digital illustration, art assets for mobile games, and hand drawn graphics with traditional medium.
2004 - Present Virginia, United States

The Art League

Art Instructor

Instruct students in the basic principles of art and design with a focus on sequential art and storytelling as a medium. Developed course curriculum and assessed the effectiveness of curricula and instruction through user research.
2010 - 2013 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Empathy.com

Cartoonist

Illustrated over 130 social commentary and political cartoons using written script and description from the writer.
District of Columbia, United States

U.S. Arts Center

Art Instructor

Instructed children (from 3 - 16 years old) the basic principles of art and design. Motivating students, cultivated creativity and guiding their behavior. Demonstrated various art techniques in an accessible way for young students to grasp and emulate.
2010 - 2011 Chantilly, Virginia, United States

Benjamin Edwards Studio

Digital Art Assistant

2007 - 2011 District of Columbia, United States

Brainiac Studios

Concept / Zbrush Artist

2006 - 2007 Ridgeland, South Carolina, United States

Bahama Joe's

Vector Artist

2005 - 2006 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Fairfax Chinese Academy

Art Instructor

2002 - 2003 Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development

Interactive Design
3D for the Web
Programming for Interactivity
Design for Moving Media
Environment and Level Design
Game Design Criticism and Analysis
Drawing for Storyboarding
Creative Copywriting
2002 - 2006 Georgia, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Cantonese (Native),
Mandarin (Beginner),
Japanese (Beginner),

Awards

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

2006

Fairfax County Public Schools

Excellent Performance Recognition in IT Training Services

2012

Skills

3D Modeling, Adobe XD, Agile, Avocode, Branding, Competition Analysis, Concept Art, Copywriting, Design Patterns, Design Research, Digital Painting, Drawing, Empathy, HTML/CSS, Human Computer Interaction , Iconography, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Information Architecture, Interactive Design, InVision, Iterative Design, Jira , Mindmapping, Mobile Design, Mockups, Mood Board, MS Office , Personas, Photoshop, Prototyping, Responsive Design, Sequential Art , Sitemap, Sketch, Sprints, Storyboard, Typography, UI/UX Design, Usability Test, User Experience, User Interface, User Research , UX Research, Visual Communication, Visual Design, Web Design, Wireframe,