Mason Noboru

Mason Noboru

Mason Noboru

Mason Noboru

Mason Noboru

User Experience and Product Designer

Growing up in Southern California, I couldn't help but immerse myself in the unfamiliar and exciting. As a designer I've been able to take that curiosity and apply it to my practice where I prioritize learning about people, culture, and the systems in which they reside. For me, thoughtful design lies at the crossroads of everything I hold dear, and is the reason why I want to be apart of design teams making highly impactful, innovative experiences where people need them most.

Growing up in Southern California, I couldn't help but immerse myself in the unfamiliar and exciting. As a designer I've been able to take that curiosity and apply it to my practice where I prioritize learning about people, culture, and the systems in which they reside. For me, thoughtful design lies at the crossroads of everything I hold dear, and is the reason why I want to be apart of design teams making highly impactful, innovative experiences where people need them most.

👨‍🔬 Specializing In

User Experience Design

Product Design

User Interface Design

📚 Learning

AI and LLM's

Blender

Data Visualization

🎨 Personal Interests

Hip Hop Dance

Fantasy Football

Cooking

The Chicago Bears

Hip Hop Dance

🛠️ Current Projects

Omnico - The Architectural AI Tool

Tackling Link Rot

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Experience

Jan 2023 – May 2023

Interactivism – Client: Under NDA

User Experience Designer

  • Primary designer in collaboration with one of the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturers to define and design an undisclosed B2B SaaS platform

  • Translated user research, stakeholder input, and technical constraints into 20+ product requirements and comprehensive user journeys, informing design work and aligning teams on user understanding

  • Spearheaded the product's initial design system, including component library, interaction patterns, data visualizations, infographics, documentation, and best practice recommendations with WCAG compliance

July 2022 – Dec 2022

Punchcut – Clients: Under NDA

User Experience Designer

  • Led end-to-end UX design duties for projects with fortune 500 companies in finance and streaming, facilitating collaboration and alignment within agile design teams on mobile apps, web interfaces, and living room devices

  • Conducted user research and competitive analysis, later synthesizing insights into user personas and journey maps that aligned teams on user understanding. informed product direction, and enabled collaborative design work

  • Developed information architecture, wireframes, interactive prototypes, mockups, and style guides, effectively communicating design solutions and technical considerations with clients and stakeholders

  • Aligned client objectives and product requirements with user needs, delivering product roadmaps and actionable designs at scale that increased value for the end user while furthering business goals in the short, medium, and long term

Mar 2020 – Feb 2021

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Junior User Experience Designer

  • Collaborated cross-functionally with designers, researchers, engineers, and planetary scientists to develop automated science planning software essential to NASA JPL’s Europa Clipper Mission

  • Performed and synthesized qualitative user research into personas, user journeys, and more while standardizing workflows that aided in implementing Clipper’s atomic research database

  • Conducted usability heuristic analysis of internal and external NASA tools, presenting findings to stakeholders, and jumpstarting the visual Programming UI for Europa Clipper Science Planning

  • Designed and user tested interactive prototypes of Europa Clipper’s visual programming UI while enhancing the newly established Europa Clipper Design System

Education

2022

Bachelors of Science, Interaction Design

Art Center College of Design

©2024 Mason Noboru

masonnoboru@gmail.com

©2024 Mason Noboru

masonnoboru@gmail.com

©2024 Mason Noboru

masonnoboru@gmail.com

©2024 Mason Noboru

masonnoboru@gmail.com