Many of my projects deal with unconventional analog experiences and interactions - especially through softgoods and apparel - coming from the idea that people now value experiences more so than materials. I am also interested in critical design and design fiction.

Work Samples

  • The Dan Foley Bag

  • Archet Handbag

  • Hexaplex: the Energy Playground

Work History

  • Product Designer (Contract)

    • HonourMark
    • Sep 2013 - Apr 2014 (7 months)

    Designed the Signature Car Jacket and the responsive website (http://www.honourmark.com) for HonourMark’s April 2014 launch, working directly with the founder to translate his brand vision into a tangible product and engaging customer experience.

    For Jacket:
    - Established a visual language based on brand positioning
    - Created flat sketches, tech pack, grade rules
    - Worked directly with production manager for product development and production (sourcing materials, pattern-making, checking the graded nest, fabric inspection, etc.)
    - Created specs for packaging, labels, tags, hangers

    For Website:
    - responsible for User Experience and Visual Design
    - Created wireframes, visual mockups, and specs
    - Refined the CSS for the website
    - Assisted in photographing lifestyle shots, directed photoshoot for product shots, edited all photos
    - Designed and coded HTML email template

  • Soft Goods Designer (Contract)

    • Charlotte MacAusland
    • Oct 2013 - Dec 2013 (2 months)

    Responsible for designing a soft iPhone case for snowboarders and skiiers.

  • Development and Production Intern

    • 440 Brannan Studio
    • Sep 2013 - Oct 2013 (1 month)

    Assisted in pattern-making and sample sewing.

  • User Experience Design Intern

    • Opower
    • Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 (2 months)

    Worked on two internal tools to be used by Opower developers and Opower clients. For these tools, I was responsible for re-designing the UI/user flow, creating wireframes, creating visual mockups, and building the responsive HTML/CSS front-end. Also assisted in designing and user-testing new UI features for the Opower thermostat app and the web-based sign-up flow.

  • User Experience Design Intern

    • Rosetta
    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2012 (2 months)

    Developed personas, user journeys, task analyses, and process models for client projects. Assisted in creating wireframes and final visual designs. Assisted the user research team with usability tests.

  • Freelance Soft Goods Designer

    • BANG Consortium
    • Jan 2012 - May 2012 (4 months)

    Responsible for designing a collection of biodegradable soft goods that creates an indirect connection between the first-world consumer and the third-world worker who makes the product (under fair trade terms).

  • HCI Design Research Assistant

    • CMU Living Environments Lab
    • May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)

    Developed prototypes for a Human-Computer Interaction research project that explores how people perceive energy, and how to change these perceptions.

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Industrial Design
    • 2009 - 2013
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    • Study Abroad Industrial and Product Design
    • 2012 - 2012

Specialties

Awards

SURG (Undergraduate Research Grant) - CMU - Jan 2013

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