Soh Tanaka

Soh Tanaka

Product Designer at Oculus VR

Location
Los Angeles, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Industry
Design

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Soh Tanaka's Overview

Current
Past
  • Art Director at BLITZ
  • Designer & Front-end Developer at Soap Creative
  • Technical Writer at Smashing Magazine
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Soh Tanaka's Summary

I'm a hybrid interactive designer and front-end developer with deep understanding of how the web works. I've been juggling both design and front-end dev since the beginning of my career and have also picked up good knowledge of SEO , custom WordPress theming with PHP, and have a keen eye for usability / UX.

I love to create intuitive designs and can quickly flip the design comp into a working UI using the latest techniques with HTML / CSS / jQuery with standards. Having a good understanding of how design techniques are implemented on the web allows me to make quick and wise decisions and also allows me to think further into my designs. I am not only concerned with aesthetics but also have high respect for functionality, performance, and user flow from beginning to the end.

Overall I just love anything digital!

Specialties

Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, jQuery, SEO, WordPress

Soh Tanaka's Experience

Product Designer

Oculus VR

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

October 2013Present (1 year)

Currently designing the visual experience of the Oculus Rift.

Art Director

BLITZ

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2012February 2014 (1 year 10 months) greater los angeles area

Art Directing and designing pitches, responsive websites, mobile apps, online games, touch screen TVs, and more.

Clients: VIZIO, Naked Juice, Adobe, Fandango, Kaiser Permanente, TaylorMade, Riot Games, Disneyland Resorts, Better Place, THQ, and more.

Designer & Front-end Developer

Soap Creative

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

October 2010May 2012 (1 year 8 months) greater los angeles area

Interactive Designer & Front-end Developer. Responsible for taking a project from beginning to completion (IA, Wireframing, Design, Front-end Dev).

Clients: Activision, Namco Bandai Games, Insomniac, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, and more.

Technical Writer

Smashing Magazine

2009December 2010 (1 year)

Teaching front-end development techniques (CSS/jQuery) that are practical so users can learn the proper techniques and concepts to implement into their own projects.

Author archives: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/author/soh-tanaka/

Lead Designer & Front-end Developer

4 Wheel parts

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Automotive industry

August 2006October 2010 (4 years 3 months) greater los angeles area

Lead designer and front-end developer. Assumed primary responsibilities for projects including but not limited to general oversight, assigning tasks to other designers, and seeing jobs through from concept to completion. Assisted with project scheduling and planning. Provided training to department employees and assisted department head with web design standards compliance. Acted as the main contact for design group in absence of the department head.

Soh Tanaka's Skills & Expertise

  1. User Experience
  2. Web Design
  3. CSS
  4. Photoshop
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Wordpress
  7. jQuery
  8. Interaction Design
  9. HTML 5
  10. Art Direction
  11. E-commerce
  12. JavaScript
  13. CMS
  14. Information Architecture
  15. Adobe Creative Suite
  16. Creative Direction
  17. Google Analytics
  18. Social Media
  19. Typography
  20. Wireframes
  21. Advertising
  22. AJAX
  23. Logo Design
  24. Experience Design
  25. Interactive Advertising
  26. Photography
  27. User Experience Design
  28. Mobile Design
  29. User-centered Design
  30. Web Analytics
  31. Creative Strategy
  32. Wire Framing
  33. Information Design
  34. Corporate Identity
  35. Digital Strategy
  36. Concept Development
  37. Branding & Identity
  38. Interactive Media
  39. HTML5

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Soh Tanaka's Publications

  • Smashing Magazine

    • http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/author/soh-tanaka/
    • October 1, 2009
    Authors: Soh Tanaka

    Teaching front-end development techniques (CSS/jQuery) that are practical so users can learn the proper techniques and concepts to implement into their own projects.

  • .NET Magazine

    • O'Reilly
    • January 1, 2010
    Authors: Soh Tanaka

    CSS & jQuery Tutorial

Soh Tanaka's Projects

  • Adobe Touch Wall Experience

    • October 2012 to November 2012

    Art & Math, Creativity & Analytics, Left Brain & Right Brain, a symphony of data... the concept behind the Adobe Touch Wall Experience designed to christen and adorn Adobe's new state of the art Digital Marketing Headquarters in Utah. A first of its kind 4K touchscreen experience spanning three giant multiscreen displays streaming real time data visualizations from New York City, Salt Lake City and Tokyo.

Soh Tanaka's Languages

  • English

  • Japanese

Soh Tanaka's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Web technology, Design, Music, Street Dance, Skateboarding

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

FWA Site of the Day : Soap Creative for Activision - http://www.thefwa.com/site/transformers-fall-of-cybertron

Soh Tanaka's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Science and Technology

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