Kei Yumino


I took a risk, and I don’t regret it.

Taking a risk has been a big part of my life. I changed majors, countries, languages and cultures. Before ArtCenter, I studied Japanese law, which mainly lives in the decisions of the past. Over the years, I got interested in the combination of critical thinking and creative thinking, which aims to move things forward to the future. This is how I discovered design, the sweet spot between analytical thinking and gut feelings.

As a designer, I love discovering new ways of understanding people and creating an experience around it. It is through talking with and listening to the stories of users, that I am able to dive deeper into people's feelings and experiences. Throughout my process, I ask questions like “Why does it matter? How is this meaningful?” in order to create unique and yet very on-target solutions.

After many trials and errors, the moment when a solution works beautifully and inspires people, there I find joy.

I hope we can share the moment together.

  • Contact Kei Yumino



    UX / UI Design Intern
    January 2016 - May 2016
    San Francisco CA

    Karten Design
    Design Intern
    January 2015 - April 2015
    Marina del Rey CA


    Tohoku University
    Sendai, Miyagi Japan
    Bachelor's Degree, Law, 2012

    University of California, Los Angeles
    Westwood, CA
    9-month Study Abroad program, Communication Studies, 2011

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Hap – Toys for children with extreme sensory issues
    IBEX – Footwear for professional roofers
    SOLACE – Post-disaster search and rescue system


    Student Notable
    Core 77 Design Awards
    In recognition of IBEX
    June 2015

    Spark Awards
    In recognition of IBEX
    November 2015

    IDEA Finalist
    In recognition of IBEX
    June 2015

    Spark Awards
    In recognition of Solace
    August 2015

    Core Strengths

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