HI! I’M FIONA.


PRODUCT DESIGN & UX STRATEGY
I’m a Boston-based product designer and UX strategist with experience in UX research, interaction design, and front-end development. I create inclusive experiences to bridge the gap between people and technology, and strive to align creative vision with business strategy. I believe in advocating for the user through research and empathy, and translating core customer needs into meaningful, inclusive interactions.





CONTACT

fionayhlin@gmail.com
flin@google.com



ELSEWHERE

LinkedIn
Instagram
Dribbble



SELECT CLIENTS

Abacus.AI
Babble (#20 in Entertainment on the App Store)
8090 Partners
Hang Technologies
Naomi Boyer (Influencer, 432k)



SELECT SERVICES

UX Consultation
Responsive Web Design
CMS Web Design
App Design (Mobile & Web)
Design Systems
Visual & Graphic Design
Branding & Identity Systems
Illustration
Print Design



MENTORING

AIGA Boston (EMERGE Portfolio Review)
UXPA Boston (UX Fair 2021)
Spark! Innovation Fellowship
Jumpstart Career
Texas A&M University (Guest Critic)
Boston University (Guest Critic)



RECOGNITIONS


Awwwards: Awwwards Young Jury 2021
Mindsparkle Mag: Site of the Day Award, June 17, 2020
Bestfolios: Editor’s Pick 2020
Bestfolios: 7 Brilliant Portfolios from Visual Designers
Muzli: Portfolio Feature, March 2021
IBM: Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner
Adobe: Adobe x Airbnb Creative Jam, Runner-Up Team
Spark! Innovation Fellowship: Demo Day Best Design Award



Product design sits at the intersection between my two backgrounds: interaction design and brain sciences. While I strive to create visually guiding and responsive experiences in the UI, it is the fundamental understanding of the human perspective, research methods, and data analysis in UX that drive the design. With a third culture personal background, I have experience designing with culture in mind and tailoring products to international audiences.

I am currently a Product Designer at BASIC® x Google. I graduated with a dual degree in interaction design and psychology & brain sciences, as well as a graduate certificate in human-computer interaction engineering focusing on AI research in the psychiatric space. Previously, I have worked at Red Hat | IBM, Bain & Company, Harvard Innovation Labs, Boston University, and more. Outside of work, I am involved in design communities such as AIGA, UXPA, Awwwards, Jumpstart Career, and several universities as a mentor and guest critic.

When I’m not pushing pixels, you can find me eating my way through Boston, on an outdoor adventure (probably involving some body of water), painting, or reading a new book.






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SERVICES

UX Consultation
Responsive Web Design
CMS Web Design
App Design (Mobile & Web)
Design Systems
Visual & Graphic Design
Branding & Identity Systems
Illustration
Print Design