Nicholas Bokaie

Product Designer
San Francisco, CA
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https://nickbokaie.com
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nick@bokaie.com
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707-364-3622
I am a product designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My background in Cognitive Science has empowered me to approach complex problems and designs from a holistic and human-centered approach I am seeking a position to further excel in this critical area of product development.
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Work Experience

Ziprent

Product Designer / Developer
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Sep, 2017 - Current

Worked with founder to develop a tenant placement product for landlords.

  • Conducted competitive analysis to establish effective branding
  • Designed and developed responsive website using Sketch and Middleman
  • Responsible for developing product style guide
  • Prioritized UI/UX updates and improvements for web application

GreenRope

Product Designer
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May, 2015 - Aug, 2017

GreenRope is an integrated platform that helps organizations manage sales, marketing, and operations. By bringing all of these functions together into a single system, we help consolidate and simplify the way business is done.

  • Design, implementation, and deployment of front-end UI for CRM web application
  • Sprint master in prioritizing the delivery of UI/UX improvement using Trello
  • Spearheaded user experience audits to finalize system enhancements
  • Strong experience in using Git for development and deployment
  • Responsible for managing Mobile App design overhaul
  • Worked closely with marketing team to create cohesive brand image

Sailors Grave Tattoo Gallery

UX Designer
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Jan, 2015 - Jul, 2015
  • Designed and implemented new website to appeal to potential new clients
  • Created “use case” scenarios and conducted user interviews to better understand target audience
  • Produced competitive analysis with local competing tattoo businesses
  • Designed both low and high fidelity wireframes for initial prototyping using Sketch

UCSD Lasr Lab

Research Assistant
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Jun, 2014 - Mar, 2015

Investigates language development, word recognition and music perception in monolingual and multilingual children and adults.

  • Conducted non-invasive eye-tracking experiments with preschool children and adult subjects
  • Administered and analyzed PPVT vocabulary test to preschool children
  • Recruited preschools for study participation using FileMaker Pro
  • Designed and implemented new lab website, highlighting experimental procedures and IRB protocol

Education

University of California, San Diego

B.S. Cognitive Science - HCI
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Sep, 2012 - May, 2015

Projects

People With Penelope

Founder
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Jun, 2016 - Sep, 2016

Established People With Penelope as a channel to document our interactions during our participation in the Mongol Rally, a charity event spanning from London to Mongolia. We used this as a platform to raise money and awareness for Social Advocates for Youth, a local Sonoma County charity.

Skills

  • HMTL5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Agile Development
  • Git
  • Sketch
  • Invision App
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Responsive Design
  • Middleman App
  • SCSS
  • Zeplin