Born and raised in Shanghai. I moved to New York in 2013 and have studied and worked here since.
Though my bread and butter today is digital product design, I'm deeply fascinated by all design practices. I like to read about design histories and to talk about iconic chairs. My master thesis included an archive of influential 20th century industrial designs. During undergrad, I wrote papers on Jony Ive and Issey Miyake. In my fashion years, I learnt about the supply chains and sewn collections of garments myself. Growing up with an architect father, I've paid attention to shapes, forms and spaces at every street corner since I was a kid. Across practices and throughout history, I believe the one constant of design, is that design makes objects or environments more functional and comprehensible.
Another big part of my life is my pursuit to better understand how the world works. Complicated systems and economic patterns fascinate me. The rise and fall of trends and their accelerants.
In the 10 years that I've been studying and working in design. I spent the first two in arts, and the next four years trying my hands in different design practices. In the past four years, I focused on designing and developing software products. I’ve worked in large design teams as well as performed as the sole designer for startups. If you are interested to know more, you can find me on LinkedIn. I’ve also added a short preview below.
2020 - Now
Graphic & Web Design
New York University - Master
ITP (creative tech stuff)
2018 - 2020
Parsons School of Design - Bachelor
2013 - 2017
I started documenting my travels in 2014 and have traveled to numerous cities in over 20 countries since. I document my travel photographies on Instagram @woandworld.
I spend a few hours every week helping people with design portfolios, product ideas and career choices. I've also helped some getting started in investing as well as understanding the nuances of their startup equity. If you would like my perspective on anything, feel free to book some time with me or send me an email.