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Creative Problem Solver

From a career in web development to managing creative digital teams, I have helped major clients tackle and solve some of their most complex digital problems. I bring a unique blend of both right-brain (creativity) and left-brain (analytical) thinking across industries from fashion to finance and low-tech to high-tech fields. Most recently, I traveled the world to study meditation in over six countries to better understand myself and the world around me to better understand mindfulness. I am currently focused on democratizing access to mindfulness, meditation, and design for our marginalized communities. You can view my current and past projects in my work.

To follow my latest whereabouts, musings, and projects, subscribe to my weekly newsletter: Mindful Moments

If you would like to reach out to me regarding design work, you can reach me via email: steven at stevenwakabayashi.com´╗┐.

Recent Highlights

Upcoming Speaking

March 23 - Mobile UX London: Panel on design ethics
March 29 - Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
March 31 - New Jersey Institute of Technology: LGBTQ+ in tech
April 10 - University of Washington
April 14 - Design Innovation Global Conference
June 8 - UX Writers Conference
June 8-11 - Design Ops Global Conference
June 29 - Tech Circus
June 30 - Techlahoma
October 5 - Tech Circus

Some of my previous clients


Design Education

I also teach courses and host workshops for designers in San Francisco and New York. If you would like to inquire about teaching and speaking engagements, shoot me a message.

Previous courses and workshops:

  • Fundamentals of UX and Design
  • UX Intensive Bootcamp
  • Designing the Career You Love


Accessibility into the design industry is an important cause for me and I founded QTBIPOC Design (stands for queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color design) that democratizes access to design education, mentorship, and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ designers of color.

But don't just take my word for it

There are over 50 reviews on my LinkedIn from past colleagues and clients. Take a look at them to get a better understanding of my work ethic, style, and focus.

say hi!

I love hearing from you! Reach out to me at:
[email protected]´╗┐

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