Nicholas Bokaie

Product Designer

San Francisco, CA

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.

Work Experience

  • Ziprent

    Product Designer / Developer|Sep, 2017Current

    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|May, 2015Aug, 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|Jan, 2015Jul, 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|Jun, 2014Mar, 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


  • University of California, San Diego

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


  • People With Penelope

    Founder|Jun, 2016Sep, 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.


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