Designers We Love: Chikezie Ejiasi, Product and VR Designer At Google

Designers We Love: Chikezie Ejiasi, Product and VR Designer At Google

Life is conversational. Web design should be the same way. On the web, you’re talking to someone you’ve probably never met – so it’s important to be clear and precise. Thus, well-structured navigation and content organization goes hand in hand with having a good conversation.
– Chikezie Ejiasi

Chikezie Ejiasi

 

Chikezie Ejiasi is an Interaction Designer and is currently a Senior Product Designer at Google, handling VR Design at Google Daydream.

Chikezie Ejiasi grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – the second largest city in the corn state, with his twin brother and two awesome sisters. He spent his childhood playing NBA Jam than he did toying around with a computer, let alone design or art. He spent his college years as a Computer Science Major at the University of Iowa. After a couple years of Mathematical Induction and Big-O Notation, he wanted to pursue a career in Game Design. So, he started illustrating fantasy-like characters, crafting a JRPG-like story, and looking for schools that could make this dream of mine come true. This was how his journey into Interaction design started.

In a previous life, before going to Google, Chikezie Ejiasi was a Senior Designer at Nest, prior to this he was Interface Designer at Cuban Council and Oakley. When he moved to Google, he was responsible for the interface of the Google+ stream, where he led efforts across various product and feature releases, creating Stream Design frameworks that could be used by designers.Chikezie Ejiasi - Nest

In a Medium post, Chikezie explains how he answers the question, What’s it like being a designer? What do you do?
You have to somehow organize everything you do in a week, month, or year, and try to break it down into some non-tactical summarization. For me, there is no day-to-day routine and it truly depends on what project I’m working on. So depending on the setting and the amount of time I have to answer, my response will generally get distilled down to what tools I use on a day-to-day basis, with a sizable dose of sarcasm.

Right now at Google Daydream(Google’s Virtual Reality product), he handles Interaction Design.Chikezie Ejiasi - Google Daydream

You should follow Chikezie on Twitter, where he shares his thoughts on Design, life and everything in between, and LinkedIn, and see his awesome work on his website.


Featured Image of Chikezie Ejiasi via For Yourself