Hello, I'm Jason!

I'm a multidisciplinary designer specializing in User Experience and Product Design. I love to combine thoughtful research-driven ideas and impactful visuals to create well-crafted experiences. My notable accomplishments include redesigning corporate identity and initiating digital transformation for my previous employer.

I have recently graduated from the MFA Communications Design program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I spent two years in the program to deepen my understanding of human-centered design, polish my visual design skills, and expand my practice into interaction design and creative coding. Moreover, I have also tackled extensive research into human-computer interaction, psychology, sociology, and media studies for my thesis writing and capstone project.

My strength lies in my flexibility to collaborate as a team member in a culturally diverse environment. I am also willing to take risks, adapt, and evolve for challenges that may come—especially where the task demands the implementation of cutting-edge technology for human-centered solutions.

My interests in other creative fields such as fashion, films, and music inspire my design philosophy. Outside of work, I enjoy experimenting with sounds on my modular synths. When it's winter, you can find me snowboarding down a mountain slope.

I am open to the opportunity to put my expertise to work and grow with your organization.

Please feel free to contact me at: jasongong.design@gmail.com ↗

Education
2020 - Present

Pratt Institute · MFA Communications Design
- Cumulative GPA: 3.985

2014 - 2018

Kyoto Seika University · BA Illustration
- Concentration in Art & Design

Experience
2022

UX Design Intern · The Nature Conservancy
- Assist the Digital Designer in designing new website features and components to serve audiences’ and business needs for nature.org.
- Execute end-to-end UX design process of research, design, testing, and implementation in a cross-functional team.
- Collaborate with data analysts and web developers to plan and conduct A/B testing.
- Support the expansion and refinement of TNC's UI library in Figma.
- Advocate for design-centered strategies by supporting the authoring of case studies that highlight design best practices.

2021 - 2022

Graduate Assistant · Pratt Institute, Production Labs
- Collaborated with other designers to create a dynamic identity system for the School of Design’s Production Labs.
- Produced online content and site-specific printed materials to improve the user experience for students and faculty members.
- Responsible for designing new features and maintaining the Production Labs's website to ensure effective communication.
- Worked closely with the department’s director to strategize and assess the use of automation software to streamline production.
- Evaluated and redesigned prototyping equipment's technical manuals to improve the learning experience.

2019 - 2020

Marketing Officer · Goodwill Distributor
- Responsible for end-to-end management and design of overall business identity to prepare its expansion into the retail market.
- Planned and carried out market research to identify the latest opportunities while fostering relationships with all customers.
- Devised and executed strategic plans to redesign the company website from the ground up through user research, wireframing, prototyping, and usability studies.
- Contributed to the architectural, interior, and experience design for the renovation of the office building and showroom.
- Supervised the customer experience for numerous public events and exhibitions to launch new products.
- Received recognition for maximizing web traffic by 535% and increased average engagement time by 419%.
- Boosted web traffic of a subsidiary site by 1405% via content creation for various social media platforms.

Certifications
2022

Professional Certificate in AR/VR Development and 3D Graphics · NYU

2022

Google UX Design Professional Certificate · Coursera

Recognitions
2022

Indigo Award 2022 · Gold Winner
UX, Interface & Navigation

2022

Indigo Award 2022 · Silver Winner
Interaction Design

2021

2021 American Graphic Design Awards · Winner

2021

Communication Arts 2022 - Typography · Finalist

2021

Adobe + Instagram Creative Jam · Honorable Mention

Skills
Disciplines

User Experience Design
Product Design
Branding & Identity
Interaction Design
Motion Graphics
Editorial Design
Web Design
Ethnographic Research
Illustration
Photography

Softwares

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe XD
Unity
Webflow
Microsoft Studio Visual Code
GitHub
Figma
InVision
Sketch
Cinema 4D
Final Cut Pro
AutoCad
SketchUp
Spark AR
HTML / CSS / JavaScript
p5.js
C#
Jira

Languages

English · Fluent
Thai
· Native
Japanese
· Proficient

Other Experience
2018 - 2019

Mandatory Military Service · Thailand
- Completed 10-week army basic training.
- Served regular honor guard duties.
- Handled administrative and accounting tasks inside the company.

2014 - 2016

Kawada Art Camp · Japan
- Planned and executed community development projects.
- Designed and published annual report and magazine.

Exhibition
2021

"Alter-Brooklyn" · Pratt Earth Action Week 2021 · Brooklyn, NY

2018

“Graduation Exhibition” · Kyoto Seika University · Kyoto, Japan

2017

“Fragment” · Dohjidai Gallery · Kyoto, Japan

2016

“ANKYO” · Gallery Space Mjo · Kyoto, Japan

Education
Pratt Institute · MFA Communications Design
Cumulative GPA: 3.9852020 - 2022
Kyoto Seika University · BA Illustration
Concentration in Art & Design2014 - 2018

Experience
UX Design Intern
· The Nature Conservancy
2022
Graduate Assistant • Pratt Institute
2021 - 2022
Marketing Officer · Goodwill Distributor2019 - 2020

Certifications
Google UX Design Professional Certificate
2022

Recognition
Indigo Award 2022
Gold Winner - UX, Interface & Navigation
2022
Indigo Award 2022
Silver Winner - Interaction Design
2022
American Graphic Design Awards

Winner
2021
Communication Arts - Typography
Finalist2021
Adobe + Instagram Creative Jam
Honorable Mention2021

Skills
User Experience Design
Branding & Identity
Interaction Design
Motion Graphics
Editorial Design
Packaging Design
Web Design
Ethnographic Research
Video Editing
Illustration
Photography

Tools
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe XD
Unity
Webflow
Microsoft Studio Visual Code
GitHub
Figma
InVision
Sketch
Cinema 4D
Final Cut Pro
AutoCad
SketchUp
Spark AR
HTML / CSS / JavaScript
C#
p5.js
Jira

Languages
English · Fluent
Thai · Native
Japanese · Proficient

Other Experience
Mandatory Military Service · Thailand2018 - 2019
Kawada Art Camp · Japan2014 - 2016

Exhibitions
"Alter-Brooklyn" · Pratt Earth Action Week 2021
“Graduation Exhibition”
· Kyoto, Japan
“Fragment” · Kyoto, Japan
“ANKYO” · Kyoto, Japan