I am a multi-faceted UX/UI designer

Hi, I'm YouBeen! I'm from Seoul, South Korea currently based in Oakland, CA. I'm thrilled to have you here and share my passion for UX/UI design. As a UX/UI designer, I believe in the power of creating meaningful experiences that enhance people's lives. I bring unique blend of creativity and problem solving skills to the table as my background in Fine Art painting. 

In this digital space, you'll fine a collection of my work, where I've had the opportunity to solve complex problems and craft intuitive user interfaces. Each project represents a unique challenge and an opportunity for me to delve into research, wireframing, prototyping, and user testing, all while keeping the user at the center of my design process.

My goal as a UX/UI designer is to make a positive impact on people's lives by designing products that are not only visually appealing but also highly functional and accessible. I firmly believe that user-centered design has the power to transform the way we interact with technology, making it more intuitive, enjoyable, and inclusive. 

Feel free to explore my portfolio, where you'll find detailed case studies that highlight my approach, methodologies, and the outcomes of my design solutions. From mobile applications to web interfaces, I've had the privilege of working on these projects that have honed my skills and fueled my curiosity for innovation.

I am constantly seeking opportunities for growth and learning, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any feedback, questions, or potential collaborations. I'm excited to connect with fellow designers, developers, and industry professionals who share my enthusiasm for creating exceptional user experiences.

Thank you for visiting my portfolio, and I hope you enjoy exploring my work as much as I enjoyed creating it!





Google  UX Design Certificate 

//  December 2022 - May 2023, Online

Completed a rigorous training designed for entry-level job readiness. 15 modules included topics like: UX research fundamentals, inclusive design, low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes, and tools like Figma and Adobe XD. Completed hands-on projects and developed a portfolio including 3 projects to receive the certificate. 

Academy of Art University  BFA Fine Art Painting

//  September 2010 - May 2015, San Francisco, CA

Obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. Awarded the 2nd place in Printmaking category at the Annual Spring Show in 2015.

Work experience

Fine Artist  Self-employed (YouBeen Kim Fine Art & Design)

//  September 2013 - PRESENT

Exhibited my paintings globally in solo and group shows, created murals in collaboration with other artists, and completed commissioned portraits and abstract works. Also showcased fashion and homeware designs at design conventions.

Group Sales Coordinator  Hosteling International USA 

//  October 2018 - September 2020, San Francisco, CA

Coordinated group reservations for 15 different HI USA hotels in the California region through Guestcentrix, ASSD and Roommaster reservation systems. Ensured group satisfaction by following up with bookings and connected groups with engagement and outdoor programs for community service purposes. 

Front Desk Lead  Hosteling International San Francisco City Center

//  June 2017 - October 2018, San Francisco, CA

Provided excellent customer service, responded to and resolved guest complaints and needs. Customer-centric approach to create engaging and user-friendly guest experiences by collaborating with the event managers and marketing teams to promote hostel activities.



Figma  //  Adobe XD  //  Adobe Photoshop  //  Adobe Illustrator  // 

Adobe InDesign


Drawing //  Visual Design  //  User research   //  Wireframing  //  Usability studies  //  Prototyping


Communicative  //  Gives design critique + feedback  //   Adaptability  //  Detail-oriented 

Human Language


Professional working proficiency 


Native or Bilingual proficiency


Fine Art Painting //  Rock Climbing  // Cooking  //  Traveling  //  Music Festival