Hi, I'm Rikiya.

I'm a UX designer based in Portland, Oregon with a background in visual design, music and tutoring. I look to improve people's lives through design, and I'm passionate about learning and creating new things every day.


What do I bring to the table?

Strategizing for Success

Great designers make sure people have the best experiences using their designed products. I believe my combination of skills and personal traits can enable those experiences and more.

Human-Centered Approach

I believe it's a necessity to empathetically and responsibly research, ideate and test, to provide products that are win-win for both business and customer needs.

Intuitive, Equity-Based Design

Great products may be appealing, aesthetically pleasing and easy to use, but I also prioritize designing for accessibility with underrepresented groups.

My Recent Work

Gatorade Fast Twitch x
2023 NFL Combine

Immersing the NFL’s sideline drink into the college experience

Deliverables: User research, UI design, Visual design, Site mapping, Wireframing, Prototyping & Testing, Experiential marketing strategy

Daily Emerald /
Emerald Media Group

Bringing improved excitement to the college news publication

Currently editing case study

Deliverables: Web & Mobile design, User research, SEO, HTML & CSS, Google Analytics, Site mapping, Testing, Team management

Animation & Graphic Design

A lifelong creative mind that goes beyond digital product design

Skills: Adobe Illustrator, After Effects & Photoshop

Brand & Communication Design

Establishing brand identities and initiatives from its very core

Skills: Brand design & direction, Design systems