Sup! I’m David Yap

Lead Product Designer

I'm currently a lead product designer at Daemon Technologies. Previously at dahmakan YC S17. I also speak at product design events & building design community as a community advocate for Figma. Involved with open source project & occasionally mentor designers.

Brands I've worked with

What I do

Strategy & Management

A problem well defined is a problem half solve. I work with stakeholders to identify real problem through close collaboration backed by real user's data obtained by talking to real users.

Product Design (UI/UX)

I work by alongside with your team to plan and design the product through a series on iterable steps that include wireframe, prototype and high fidelity design. I also create product specification and handover.

Improve & Optimise

I track product performance through a suites of industry proven analytic and identify key area of improvement to improve business metrics through carefully designed product that grows with your business.

The work I do,
and businesses I've helped.

Resume

Skills

Design

Product Design

UI/UX Design

Visual Design

Wireframing

Prototyping

Development

Visual Development

Webflow Development

No-Code Solutions

Tools

Figma

Sketch

Webflow

Notion

Zeplin

Whimsical

Storybook UI

Maze

Usertesting.com

Apple Human Interface Guidelines

Material Design

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What clients say
about my work

"David has been critical to the company's growth and completion of the project that we worked on."

David's mastery for his user research and user experience design have been critical to the company's growth and completion of the project that we worked on. He was very conscientious and dedicated to his work. David has a positive attitude and a desire to produce quality work that served him well, it sets a great example for the rest of the team and explains why everyone loves working with David.

Sudhan HH

SELFDRVN X MICROSOFT

David transformed our product and our brand that shaped us for who we are today.

I have worked with David in the early days of our product "Dmails", he was very helpful, always gives advice for the best UX/UI, he is a very creative person and always committed. I love to work with him again and again

M. Abdou

CEO @PRAVICA, DMAIL with 500 STARTUPS

A few more things about me:

What is your location & timezone?

I'm currently in the Singapore/China timezone, which is +8GMT. However, timezone usually does not affect my working hours due to the limited number of work I accept. If the client is on timezone with a considerable time difference, but I have an existing client, I would usually decline the job due to health reason. I believe good sleep leads to great work.

What is your current focus?

I've been designing for more than 5 years and I recently found the joy in mentoring other designers who are starting to dip their toe into product design. My focus on the next 5 years is to create a personal brand and educate other designers to the best of my ability. Career wise, I'm more interested in remote work and would want to continue to expand my experience in emerging tech that have a wider impact to create more good.

What do I do outside of work?

I have two very beautiful dogs I've adopted. I spend a lot of my time walking them, caring them like my own child. I also organise a small designer meetup group with Figma every two month. Apart from design, I also started planting hydroponic plant and been making continuous improvement on the hydroponic set up.

What's my fear?

Flying cockroach.

What is your  hourly rate?

I usually charge clients on a project basis depending on their project scope. However, my current hourly rate is $95/hour. However, in some case, if some projects are both exciting and have massive growth potential but could not offer financial compensation, I'm open for taking a percentage of the company share or sales as compensation to launch the project.

Let me know if you want to talk about a potential collaboration or speaking opportunities. I’m available
for freelance or remote work.

Let’s work together