About me

My interest in design was born well over a decade ago, while writing reviews and articles for a magazine. For a while, I was purely enjoying typography and layout for the print medium. I then got addicted to Flash (RIP), dived head-first into HTML and CSS… and I haven’t stopped designing since.

Design with passion. Design for effect.

One of my favourite aspects of design is the necessity to be able to find and solve a wide variety of problems. This naturally led me to expand into UX design. I had the opportunity to put in practice the various disciplines of the field while I was employed as a UX/UI generalist for five years at MindGeek. It was a challenging and invaluable experience.

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of designing for many different companies and clients, including:

What does “kihin” mean?

気品 – kihin – is a Japanese word for elegance, refinement, dignity.

Individually, the two kanji that make it stand for:
気 – spirit; mind; air; atmosphere; mood
品 – refinement; dignity

I like clean, high-usability, functional design that puts user experience first. So even though “kihin” is a word I picked a bit rushly for this domain name while I was still in school, I find that it’s a good fit and I stuck with it.