I have a Master's degree in UX Research & Design from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. However, I studied business as my undergrad and practiced visual design for 8+ years. I was a Marketer in e-commerce, a Design Strategist at media/consultancy, and a graphic designer. These experiences brought me perspectives and helpful skills. Cause, in essence, my mission has always been to help people by understanding their needs. Only I have multiple ways to approach them.
As a first-generation student, I know the difference information can bring to people. Spent so much time figuring out how and where can I find the knowledge to feed my curiosity. Hence I'm passionate about empowering people with information and giving everyone a voice in any design form!
I totally agree with how I'm described! I am this person who always wears a smile and is motivated by engaging with people. I desired to bring a positive influence on people's life. Perhaps that's why my friends said if I were a food, I would definitely be a brownie. Plus, I'm good at analyzing complex problems; the process of solving puzzles always keeps me driven.
I go gardening when I'm not in the mood to save the world. I have been in charge of my family's garden since middle school. Living in an apartment now, I still have my little garden by the window. I also love film photography. So I'm that guy always carrying my old Nikon FE, running around capturing lights and creating memories.
One of my hobbies is taking photos of the places I visited and the food I had. The other thing is, I love anything that involves maps. So I started sharing them on Google Maps in 2016. So now I'm a Level 7 Local Guide, and my contribution on Google Maps just hit 37 million views (yes, a proud map nerd 🤓)!
I'm always in the mood to connect with people. Can't wait to hear from you already!