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Hi, I’m Taka Shimokobe. Welcome to one of my spots on the web.

I'm a User Experience and Product Designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. While I specialize in interaction design and rapid prototyping, I enjoy working in all phases of the product life-cycle. I'm driven to find solutions to complex problems.

I've designed at places like Workday and Project Jupyter, and once helped build a design community at my alma matter from the ground up.

Outside design, I'm passionate about heavy metal, community, strong coffee, and pixel platformers.

I’ll be returning to Workday as a full-time adult in September. In the meantime, I'm accepting freelance design or development work. Let's get in touch!

You can connect with me here.

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

B.S. Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Minor. Psychology



Product Design Intern

June 2019 — Sept 2019

Project Jupyter

UX Design Intern

March 2018 — June 2019

Cal Poly User Experience

Director, Design Education

March 2019 — Sept 2019



Figma, Sketch, Research Methods, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Rapid Prototyping, User Testing


HTML/CSS, SASS, Javascript, React, Python, C, Java, Assembly