Hi I'm Daniel!

Hi I'm Daniel!

As a first-generation student, I know the impact information can bring to people. Hence I'm passionate about empowering people with information. As a member of LGBTQIA 🌈, I dream of an inclusive community where people feel at home. So I want to build a place where everyone belongs.

I have a background in UX, visual design, and business.

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.

I'm a first-gen college student.

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’m an ENFJ, the advocate β†’

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 love plants and film photography β†’

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.

I'm a lv7 Local Guide on Google Maps β†’

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 42 million views (yes, a proud map nerdΒ πŸ€“)!

I'm always in the mood to connect with people.
Can't wait to hear from you already!