About Me

Hi, I’m Wakana from Japan. Before the pandemic, I lived in Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Malta 🇦🇺🇵🇭🇳🇿🇲🇹. Now, I’m in Canada 🇨🇦

As a designer, I have experience over 4 years with a background in Web design focused on user experience, intuitive interfaces, clear value propositions, and accessibility.

Awards & Certifications

AI for Designers

Agile Methods for UX Design

Accessibility: How to Design for All

Mobile UX Strategy

Best Mentor

Monthly MVP


2022 – Present

Switched my career to a UX/UI designer in Canada

Oct 2023 – Present
Cornerstone International Community College of Canada: UI/UX Instructor

The main topics: UX Research, UX/UI design, HCI, Prototypes, Agile methodology, Product management, etc.

Responsibilities: Teaching for 20+ students, Feedback and Evaluation, Mentorship, Curriculum Development

Tools: Figm


Mar 2023 – Present
DMM WEB CAMP: Design Instructor / Mentor

The main topics: UX design, Design principles, Color, Typography, Design composition, and Figma

Responsibilities: Teaching, Feedback and Evaluation, Mentorship, Curriculum Development

Tools: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Studio


Sep 2022 – Present
VAST: UX/UI/Web Designer

Responsibilities: Redesign, Building, Website update, Design system

Tools used: Figma, Webflow, Trello


Nov 2022 – Jun 2023
Latincouver: UX Designer

Responsibilities: Website design, UX audit, Design system

Tools: Figma、Photoshop


Apr 2021 – Jun 2023
One’s Passport: Web/UX Designer

Responsibilities: Website design/Building, redesign, Website update

Tools: Figma, WordPress, Google Analytics, Heatmaps, Notion


Oct 2022 – Nov 2022
IGG Canada: UX Writer, UX/UI Auditor

Responsibilities: Translation/Localization, UX writing, UX audit

Tools: Unity, Android/iOS, Trello


Jun 2022 – Nov 2022
ands留学: Social Media Marketer

Responsibilities: SNS team management, data analysis, video production

Tools: Figma, Instagram, TikTok, Capcut


Apr 2022 – May 2023
Tamwood Careers College: Diploma of Education

Course focus: UX design & research, Design principles, Design composition, Native app design process, and workshop

Tools: Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, Miro, Trello, Notion


2019 – 2022

Working as a Web designer

Aug 2021 – Nov 2022
Lash Lani: Web/Graphic Designer

Responsibilities: Website design, Website update, Business card/Menus/Postcards design

Tools: Figma, WordPress, Photoshop


May 2021 – May 2022
NURVE inc.: Web Designer

Responsibilities: Website/Landing page design/Building, Website update

Tools: Figma, WordPress, Google Analytics, Heatmaps


Dec 2019 – Mar 2021
Andy English Academy: Web Designer

Responsibilities: Redesign, Website update

Tools: Figma, Photoshop, WordPress, cPanel, Google Analytics


Oct 2019 – May 2021
Amusement Bar DOOR: Digital Designer

Responsibilities: Posters/logo/SNS posts/banners Design, Landing page Design/Building

Tools: Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress, Unbounce


2018 – 2019

Study abroad

Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
In Malta

Sliema, Malta
IELS Malta

Jan 2019 – Mar 2019
In New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland English Academy

Jan 2019
In the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines
EV English Academy

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018
In Australia

Perth, Australia
Language Links College