Kevin Hwang

UX/UI Designer  •  Taipei, TW

I am a user experience designer with an engineering and education background focusing on human-centered solutions. 

Through Lean UX principles, I listen and learn from users to design relevant and impactful products. Having worked in business, health, and education fields, I know how to connect the dots and collaborate with diverse groups of people to come up with effective solutions. 

A generalist at heart, I enjoy working in cross-disciplinary fields, but am not afraid to dive deep into areas to get things done.

email: kh.cnwy@gmail.com

 portfolio: kevinhwang.co


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Applying user experience design principles, I conducted user research and designed a mobile experience to facilitate expense management on group trips.

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I used material design to create a messaging mobile app optimized for sharing music

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I designed the information architecture and created responsive wireframes for an e-commerce store.


Mar 2016 - Aug 2017

DesignLab | UX Academy 

An intensive six month program where I completed 480+ hours of coursework in user experience design. I acquired hands-on training in User Research, Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Visual Design, and Branding

• Completed 50+ projects and exercises including 3 independent capstone projects

• Received weekly 1-on-1 mentoring with an industry expert 

• Received training in conducting user research based on design thinking and user

   centered principles

• Conducted qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insight and connect with

   users through empathy in order to develop effective UX strategies

• Created personas, empathy maps, user flows and stories, affinity maps, storyboards, and    many other deliverables throughout the product development process

• Created wireframes and high-fidelity mockups and conducted usability testing; iterated  

  on designs continuously based on user feedback

• Learned and designed best practice mobile and web design patterns and created full  

  style kits for branding and reusability

• Collaborated with peers in weekly design critiques by presenting work, defending design 

  decisions, and giving and receiving feedback

• Gained hands-on experience with industry tools including Sketch, InVision, Marvel, and 

  Adobe Creative Suite

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Sept 2009 - Dec 2014  

University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

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Work Experience

May 2016 - July 2017

Wagor International School of Excellence - Taichung, Taiwan 

I managed IT operations at a private international school and brought in technologies that streamlined school processes for students, staff, and teachers. I also taught elementary math, pre-algebra, and computer science based on the American Common Core and AP curriculum.

IT Support Specialist

• Brought in a cloud-based education management system (SIS + LMS) to streamline school operations

• Set up Slack messaging for school and automated various repetitive school tasks to facilitate school-wide 

   communication and administration work flow

• Troubleshoot classroom equipment and staff/student IT issues

• Manage Active Directory for all staff and student computer logins and passwords

Math and Computer Teacher

• Created and taught Pre-AP Computer Science Principles curriculum that included fundamental algorithms,    

   Javascript, HTML/CSS, binary data, and Internet concepts

• Taught all-English G5-G6 elementary math and G7 pre-algebra classes based on US Common Core standards

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

HESS International Education Organization - Taipei, Taiwan

English Teacher 

As an English teacher, I created fun and interactive teaching lessons to keep students engaged and improve student retention levels.

• Teach phonics, reading, grammar patterns, and conversational scenarios to students ranging from elementary to high school levels 

• Prepare effective and appropriate game-centered activities to keep lessons enjoyable and engaging for students

 Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

Genetic Alliance Washington D.C, USA

Health Technology Intern

As a health technology intern, I developed technical solutions for a non-profit organization focused on rare genetics disease research

• Wrote SQL queries to cross-check internal diseases database with existing outside databases and updated 

   any missing entries

• Drafted standard operating procedures and workflow for internal operations and product

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

InteliTrac Inc. Herndon, Virginia, USA

Developer Intern

As a developer intern, I did product testing and improved upon features for InteliTrac’s government contracts

• Wrote SQL queries to cross-check internal diseases database with existing outside databases and updated 

   any missing entries

• Drafted standard operating procedures and workflow for internal operations and product


Design Methods

User Experience Design
User Interface Design
User Research
User Flows & Journeys
Rapid Prototyping
Sketching & Wireframing
Information Architecture
Design Thinking
Usability Testing





Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator



Javascript, HTML, CSS

Java, C, Python


Google Classroom

Mandarin (中文可以)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certified


Readings 00 00@2x ce5676dabcce042724a6fc4c3413d6a86ad9c78eecb848896433e32c60b7006b

The Inevitable

AI is coming...thinking about how product and  UX will change in the future

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Bad Science

Learning to filter out the buzz and noise

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