Emily Yau

UX Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

A UX designer with a background in digital publishing. A storyteller at heart, I'm motivated by creating experiences that are functional, entertaining and innovative. I’m a logical thinker and enjoy tinkering with a problem until I can find a creative solution.

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Skills

  • UX
  • UX Architecture
  • UX Copy
  • UX Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Storyboarding
  • Customer Journey
  • Interviewing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • Hachette

    Hachette

    • Publishing
  • B

    Bloomsbury Beginnings

    • G

      Generation Change

      Work history

      2019

      UX Designer/UI Designer

      Unite

      Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Created a number of high-fidelity designs to be A/B tested, encouraging users to subscribe to its advanced membership options.

      2019

      UX Designer

      Healthpath

      Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Designed and tested a brand new native app for a health company, with user flows focused on educating and tracking symptoms.

      2019

      Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Conducted extensive user research, including storyboarding and customer journey mapping, created mid-fidelity wireframes and ran usability testing on a responsive redesign of a charity website.

      2019

      Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Created a prototype for a web app that aids start-ups, including an interactive member’s area – the client chose this, out of three pitches, to be developed.

      2018

      Editorial Director

      Hachette

      Aug 2017 - Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Published a list of commercial fiction and was responsible for spearheading the company’s digital strategy.

      2017

      Commissioning Editor

      Penguin Random House UK

      Mar 2012 - Aug 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Commissioned commercial fiction across a range of genres in home and international markets, and in 2017 was selected as a Bookseller Rising Star (major award from leading trade magazine).

      Education

      2019

      UX Design Immersive Course

      RED Academy

      Jan 2019 - Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • In Red's agency-like setting, I completed 5 UX projects (3 of which were with live clients) covering all aspects of the user experience process.

      2011

      Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
      • Oxford, United Kingdom

      2010

      Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
      • Manchester, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2017

      Rising Star

      The Bookseller

      • I was awarded this accolade for excellence for my innovative work in the digital publishing sphere.