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Akemi Tazaki

Entrepreneur • Advisor Paris Area, France, FR

Product Designer and Strategist, Akemi Tazaki. Previously UX lead at Sony Corporation R&D, Senior UX program manager, HERE, a Nokia company.

Product Designer and Strategist, Akemi Tazaki. Previously UX lead at Sony Corporation R&D, Senior UX program manager, HERE, a Nokia company.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Akemi Tazaki

Advisor

Nokia
Autodesk
Sony Corporation - Japan

Positions

Product Designer TrendLife, LLC September 2016 - present
Design Director Axance June 2016 - present
Skimo Design Founder Akemi Tazaki February 1998 - present
Senior UX program manager HERE, a Nokia company January 2014 - March 2015
User Experience Lead Sony June 2011 - December 2013
Senior UX designer Nokia August 2009 - May 2011
Design strategy and research consultant Sony April 2008 - July 2009
Senior User Interface designer Oz Communications March 2006 - January 2007
Strategic designer France Telecom July 2004 - September 2004
Senior GUI designer Autodesk November 2000 - March 2002
Interaction designer Sapient December 1999 - October 2000
Producer/Product Manager Sentius December 1994 - June 1997

Education

Interaction design Institute of Ivrea Interaction design 2002 - 2006
Parsons School of Design Digital Design September 1997 - June 1999
ESCP Europe Business Administration and Management, General 1993 - 1994

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product strategy • Information Architecture • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Wiebke Hurrelmann-Wieding
We worked together  •  Program Manager - HERE Product Office, HERE. Previously Product Owner Android, HERE, a Nokia company.
Among her many other super powers, Akemi understands all stakeholders' needs (from customer to agile engineering teams) and can rally them a ... round creating awesome products.


Alejandro Zamudio
Founder, Taipei-is-a-giraffe. Previously Project Manager, Pegatron.
Insightful, well-rounded, experienced professional
Fuminori Homma
We worked together  •  UX/UI Developer, Sony Electronics.
She has much work experience, not only information architect but also strategic design. Thus, her opinion, idea, and communication style is ... so thoughtful. I like her open-mind thinking, it's just for user benefit.

Wiebke Hurrelmann-Wieding
We worked together  •  Program Manager - HERE Product Office, HERE. Previously Product Owner Android, HERE, a Nokia company.
She has a great energy to tackle new projects despite any situation, and motivate people to get things done.