Designer and Web Developer
- San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
David Kaneda's Overview
- Partner at Morfunk, LLC
- Associate Partner at Dyad Communications
- UI Designer & Mobile Web Developer at pinch/zoom
- Freelance at David Kaneda Design
- Web designer and developer at Image Group, Inc.
David Kaneda's Summary
I design and build awesome experiences for mobile and web apps, with a strong focus on simplicity and user experience. I have served as a partner, managing the interactive side of the company, for a traditional branding/design office, as well as a creative director for a technology startup. I have worked with a variety of startups of varying sizes, in a wide range of roles from designer/developer to advisor to founder.
In addition to contributing direct skills, I enjoy discussing product development, marketing, and company culture. I also enjoy contributing to the open source community and occasionally speaking about mobile design and web development.
I am available for freelance projects, but also open to taking a co-founder or executive level design role at the right startup.
David Kaneda's Experience
Designer in Residence
Partnership; 11-50 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry
July 2012 – March 2014 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Working with some of the best apps and services in the industry, in the realm of web and mobile software design.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
December 2009 – April 2012 (2 years 5 months)
As creative director, my role at Sencha ranged from marketing and copywriting to engineering and UI/UX. Some of the largest projects at Sencha included rebranding the company (was formerly named Ext JS), helping create Sencha Touch, and managing the overall look and feel of our website and products.
UI Designer & Mobile Web Developer
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Wireless industry
2009 – 2009 (less than a year)
Design mobile user interfaces for iOS apps.
David Kaneda's Projects
- October 2012 to April 2013
Additionally, all routing logic was moved to the frontend, using HTML5 pushState for all site navigation. This creates an incredibly fast user experience for navigating the site, but also meant we were able to get rid of the entire existing Python/Django web server, eliminating literally thousands of files from the backend.
I also recommended another frontend developer which the company hired full-time, assisted in training the existing team (and newcomers) to the frontend stack, performed weekly code reviews, and assisted in parts of the redesign like refining the overall typography.
Tools/libraries used: CoffeeScript, Stylus, Grunt, jQuery, Backbone, Underscore, Chaplin, Modernizr, Node.js, and Mocha.
Team Members: David Kaneda
- October 2012 to Present
I designed and developed a simple one-page website for the Minerva Project, a new startup in the field on online higher education. The page loads quickly and is designed responsively and Retina-ready — so it looks great on any screen or device.
David Kaneda's Skills & Expertise
- Branding & Identity
- Mobile Design
- Graphic Design
- HTML 5
- User Interface
- Ext JS
- User Experience
- Mobile Applications
- Web Development
- Web Design
- User Interface Design
- Brand Development
- Web Applications
- Interaction Design
- Email Marketing
- Web Standards
- Mobile Devices
- Information Architecture
- User Experience Design
David Kaneda's Education
David Kaneda's Additional Information
Technology and design.
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My work in web design has been featured various times on sites like CSS Beauty, Stylegala, CSS Vault, CSS Mania, CSS Drive, and CSS Taste.