UX Design

Scott Ichikawa

Scott was inspired to find his own unique creative voice after working with his father, a landscape designer, as he transformed barren landscapes into beautiful Japanese gardens. His curiosity for people and creating new things, combined with his love of technology, led him into the field of interaction design. Since joining Artefact, Scott has contributed his interaction design expertise to a wide range of projects – from improving the experience for an online health site, to mapping future Internet of Things scenarios that people love.

Prior to joining Artefact, Scott co-founded LitFuse Design, an interactive design consultancy. Under his leadership, LitFuse emerged as an award-winning design firm, recognized for creating original and entertaining interactive content for clients such as Michelin, Chevy and Boeing. Scott’s deep understanding of business, technology and design finds a perfect expression in his current passion project, State to Plate, an organization dedicated to providing food banks with nutritious high quality food and help the 50 million Americans struggling to put food on the table.

Scott earned his master of design degree in interaction design at the University of Washington. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Scott spends much of his time exploring the great outdoors and doesn’t let the rain deter his hunt for the elusive Matsutake mushrooms. When Scott isn’t working, you can find him wandering Seattle’s farmer’s markets, playing video games and, in general, finding reasons to not do the dishes.