Charles Law
Interaction Design, Hong Kong SAR
 
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Brief Summary
Interaction Design is to create and support human activities by crafting engaging experiences that involve human, object, and environmental relationships.

I have designed with some of most renowned studios in the world, including AKQA, Siemens Research, and Research in Motion and also for some of the biggest brands, such as Nike, Visa, Target, and more.

Currently completing graduate Interaction Design studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. Before, I studied in the Interaction Design program at Simon Fraser Univeristy in Vancouver, Canada.
Clients
AKQA
Kraft
Target
Charles Schwab
Nike
Visa
Hong Kong Pok Oi Hospital
Astri
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Simon Fraser University

Professional Experience
Charles Law
E-MAIL c@charleslawportfolio.com
URL http://www.charleslawportfolio.com

Work Experience
ASSOCIATE INTERACTION DESIGNER, AKQA, SAN FRANCISCO 2009-2010
Worked as an Associate Interaction Designer at internationally renowned creative agency, AKQA, for over a year. Was responsible for crafting and defining the behavior and logic of user experiences across multiple product platforms and services. My intentions were to always create elegant and purposeful results that made sense for both the end-user and client. Worked on major accounts such as Nike, Visa, and Target.
URL: http://www.akqa.com

INTERACTION DESIGN INTERN, SIEMENS RESEARCH, PRINCETON 2008-2009
Completed a six month internship in a cross-functional research environment as an Interaction Designer working on a wide range of different projects ranging in Automation and Control, Imaging and Visualization, and Real-Time Vision and Modeling. Primary projects involved ideating and designing concepts, storyboards, and functional prototypes for High Performance Buildings and Medical Solutions.
URL: http://www.usa.siemens.com/en/about_us/research/home.htm

USER EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE, RESEARCH IN MOTION, TORONTO 2008
Worked as an user experience design associate to enhance the use of Research in Motion's Blackberry smartphones along with related software applications. Core responsibilities included conducting detailed heuristic evaluations, designing concepts, and presenting analysis to both managers and clients.
URL: http://www.rim.com

Education
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, HONG KONG, 2010 - NOW
Master of Design : Interaction Design
This program focuses on the understanding of relationships between humans and technology in order to build a synthesis of human thought patterns and habits with technical means. A combination of theory, planning strategies, research, and practical skills provide the foundation for workshops that explore emerging aspects of interaction design, based on human needs and pleasures as well as technological development.
URL: http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER, 2003-2009
Bachelor of Science: Interaction Design (3.509 CGPA)
Future-focused program that teaches human interactions and relationships to technology, including usability testing and ethnography studies. Other areas of focus include innovative design processes, social and cultural study,graphic design and communication. Projects are heavily based on design process, problem solving, and team management.
URL: http://www.siat.sfu.ca/

ITALIA DESIGN FIELD SCHOOL, ITALY 2007
Recruited to be part of a twelve person research team to study Italia design and culture for one year. Interviewed and studied highly respected designers/architects in Roma, Firenze, Toscana and Milano. The study served as year four of a comprehensive five year research project into the unique and innovative methodology behind Italian design. Developed strong understanding of user-centered and contextual design, as well as innovation.
URL: http://www.sfu.ca/italiadesign

Project Experience
See online portfolio: http://www.charleslawportfolio.com

Technical Skills
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects)
Proficient in HTML/CSS
Final Cut Pro
Omnigraffle
Basic Arduino 
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