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Hi, I'm Nathaniel Qin—

a swift, meticulous, logical, and reliable UX designer who excels at bridging gaps without cutting corners

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Work: Case Studies

An example screen from the Audit project.

IBM — 2021

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud: Audit

Transforming a complicated, API-driven feature into a simple and intuitive UI-driven experience

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Example screens from the Word of Hands project

Design for America – 2018

Word of Hands

A tool to help members of the Deaf community find businesses that meet their accessibility needs

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Fun: Coding Projects

Clip art of Minesweeper


Desktop only

A personal take on a classic arcade game

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Clip art of Meme Machine

Meme Machine

Desktop and mobile

The name is pretty self-explanatory…

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Clip art of Swap


Mobile only

Tinder meets item marketplace

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About: Me!

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Thanks for stopping by!

I'm currently a product designer at Rippling, driving fast-paced innovation for IT products. Previously, I was at IBM, where I was able to grow and learn a lot about enterprise design.

My education and background have been huge blessings in honing in my perspective on the interaction between design and development. I firmly believe that both must be tethered by user needs; if either aspect is pursued in isolation, the final product will suffer. With my wide-ranging experience from a small non-profit to a huge corporation, I feel my knowledge of design at scale allows me to effectively prioritize the user while still satisfying business needs.

In my downtime, I enjoy playing music on the piano, playing games online, or working out. Outside of work, my free time is filled with adventure—exercising, tackling scenic hikes, traveling, and trying new food. 

Let’s keep the conversation going! My contact info is in my resume.

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