With pixels and heart,
I design meaningful, memorable experiences for people.

Hajin Choi • User experience designer • Portland, OR

work

Freelance design work for FuboTV

Starting from March 2014, I'm working as a freelance UX designer for FuboTV, an early stage beta service offering premium soccer videos along with match-related stats and information. I work closely with the co-founder/project manager in defining information architecture, interaction flows, and creating wireframes for desktop and mobile application. If you'd like to learn more, please contact me at hajin.choi@gmail.com.

BlackLocus: Competitive pricing for online retailers

Professional work done for a startup as a sole designer, wearing various hats including: interaction design, user interface design, visual design, user research, usability analysis

Small bundle of joy bundled in my love for design

A set of personal, self-initiated projects inspired by my then one-year-old: 1) BabyZen, a mobile app that tracks baby’s feeding and sleeping activities, and 2) a website celebrating his first birthday

Past projects from Carnegie Mellon University

Class projects done as a communication design and human-computer interaction major

about

  • Thorough
  • Detail-oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Collaborative
  • Reliable
  • Optimistic
  • Levelheaded
  • Soft-spoken

Hello, there! My name is Hajin Choi. I'm a user experience designer based in Portland, Oregon.

Originally from Seoul, Korea, I flew over to Pittsburgh back in 2006, hoping to figure out what to do with my life. After 4.5 years of studying communication design and human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, my answer became clear: to be a designer with heart and respect for people. I believe that thoughtfully designed products, services and systems, with genuine care for people in mind, can change our lives in meaningful ways. The very reason I'm excited about being part of UX industry.

While I'm familiar with all aspects of user experience design—UI and interaction design, user research, usability analysis, and you name it, what fascinates me most is "making things". I enjoy thinking through the problems (a.k.a. opportunities), sketching out ideas, and putting them into pixels. And do so while constantly asking if users will smile or frown.

Aside from work, I'm a loving wife, and mom of a two-year-old boy, which I find just as joyful and rewarding as being a designer.

I'm currently available for a full-time opportunity for a UX design position in the Portland area. If interested, please reach me at: hajin.choi@gmail.com

Download my resume (PDF)

Methods

  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Persona
  • Scenarios
  • Documentation
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Think-Aloud
  • Affinity Diagramming
  • Data Modeling

Tools

  • Pen & Paper (my all-time favorite)
  • Sketch (recent addition to my toolbox)
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,
  • After Effects, Flash
  • HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • Balsamiq, Invision, Flinto
  • + would be excited to learn
    anything new as necessary