Ye Lin

“ I have a passion in

design and building

things that people

can use every day.

I do UX/UI designs and development for responsive webs and mobile apps. I learned XCode and Swift from zero, designed and implemented an iPhone mobile app in a month. I program to demonstrate my design ideas. I also code to create visualizations and animations.

I was a co-founder of Talentap. We were accepted into an accelerator programme in the UK and raised pre-seed funding. I was offered a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa endorsed by the UKTI.

I'm from Hangzhou, China, currently living in London, and I'm looking for new challenges anywhere in the world.

if you are interested in working with me!


Hand crafted portfolio.

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  • MSc in ICT Innovation

    Specialization in Human Computer Interaction & Design

    Double degree at University College London and Université Paris Sud

    2012–2014 | London, UK && Paris, France

    EIT ICT Labs Master’s Program, Full scholarship awarded, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

    Got a distinction in Ergonomics for Design, got the highest marks, 19/20 and 9/10, in courseworks

  • BEng in Digital Media Technology

    Zhejiang University, top 3 university in China

    2008–2012 | Hangzhou, China

    GPA: 3.88/4.0

    Specialization: Interactive Media, Product Design, HCI, Game Entertainment, Web 2.0, Animation

    Excellent Undergraduate of Zhejiang Province (2012), Excellent Undergraduate Thesis of Zhejiang University (2012), National Scholarship from Ministry of Education of the P.R. China (Highest honor for outstanding undergraduates in China, 2011)


  • UX Designer Intern

    Intel Collaborative Research Institute

    June 2014–September 2014 | London, UK

    Carried out up-front research, user interviews and user studies about air quality and air quality data visualizations.

    Proposed a photo-based air quality visual representation to visualize air quality data.

    Learned XCode and Swift, designed and implemented an iPhone app in one month, to demonstrate my ideas and iterate design.

  • Research Intern

    Aviz, INRIA, the best visualization lab in Europe

    May 2013–June 2013 | Paris, France

    Worked on casual visualization and explored Spirograph design space, patterns, visual codes, etc.

    Developed an application using customized Spirograph patterns to visualize sequential Tweets data.

  • UX Designer Intern

    Douban Inc.

    June 2012–August 2012 | Beijing, China

    Participated in the UX and UI design of the Douban Movie iPad App

  • UX Designer & Front-end Developer Intern

    R&D, Alibaba Cloud Computing Company

    March 2011–May 2012 | Hangzhou, China

    Leaded in the UX/UI design and front-end development of the Cloud Render Platform

    Optimized the process of uploading render jobs, visualized cloud render results and costs


Ye Lin, Romain Vuillemot. Spirograph Designs for Ambient Display of Tweets. IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program proceedings. IEEE VIS 2013, Oct 2013, Atlanta, GA, United States. IEEE


3rd place at the IE Venture Days in June 2014 in London

Raised pre-seed funding and got into the Dotforge Accelerator in Sheffield, UK

Winning Team of AngelHack, Hackathon in London

Best Entrepreneurial Team, at EIT ICT Labs Summer School, Wellbeing Innovation Camp 2013, at Philips, in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Student volunteer at CHI 2013 in Paris


Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Maya, Motion Builder, After Effects, OmniGraffle, Axure

UX Research: Contextual inquiry, sketching, wireframing, storyboards, user study, prototype

Programming: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Swift, AS3.0, Processing, OpenCV, OpenGL, C++, Java, MySQL

Only listed a few/most recent works of mine in this portfolio. If you are interested to see more. Please drop me an email.