Yan Shum

UX trainee at BBC

Manchester, United Kingdom
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About me

Hi! My name is Yan. I am a graduate of MA Multidisciplinary Innovation who is a sketcher, detailed thinker and professional planner. Currently, looking for employment opportunities in service and strategy design.


  • Teamworking
  • User Research
  • Idea Generation
  • Storytelling
  • Prototyping
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Verbal Communication
  • Service Design
  • Strategic Design
  • UX Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • U

    United By Design

    • F

      Fang studio

      Work history


      Branding design intern

      United By Design

      Mar 2016 - May 2016
      • York, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • At UBD, I have been designing logos, visuals for websites and magazine advertisement etc. Also, I helped to conduct research and provide ideas for design directions. It has been great to learn about the visual presentation and the process of designing graphics/illustrations.


      Product design intern

      Fang studio

      Mar 2015 - May 2015
      • Hong Kong
      • Internship
      • During this placement, I was able to learn from Danny, an independent industrial designer, and his daily duties at the studio. I took part in projects from start to finish and taken to factory visits. Thanks to this experience, I now have a better understanding of the procedures in designing and the management of product productions, which provided me with a better picture of how the product design industry works.



      MA Multidisciplinary Innovation

      Northumbria University

      Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
      • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      • I have gained valuable skills to work in a group through many group projects I have done in this postgraduate degree. Throughout this degree, I have also learned to be conscious and reflective of all my design decisions. The most enjoyable part of this degree was to host workshops and meeting clients. I learned something new and helped them face the challenges in their business, which I found rewarding.


      BA(Hons) Design for Industry

      Northumbria University

      Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
      • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      • My undergraduate degree has allowed me to experience design in different fields with fulfilling solo and group projects; this included service, product and furniture design. During the four years degree, I have gained a basic understanding of many different design fields, and this will be carried forward to my professional career.