NYC-based product designer. Currently at edtech startup Teachable. Will not subject you to third person descriptions of myself.
2017 to now
TEACHABLE / NEW YORK, ny / pRODUCT DESIGNER
Relocated from SF to NYC to become Teachable’s first full-time product design hire. Stuff I’ve worked on:
User roles and permissions
Our react component-based design system
An internal user testing framework (Medium)
Designlab / remote / design mentor
Mentored design students in Design 101 and UX: Interaction Design IxD
2016 to 2017
AdmitSee / San Francisco, CA / Product & UX Lead
First UX design hire at a seed-stage education startup, eventually leading product & design. Work includes:
Optimizing our signup and checkout flows
Our first user-centered design & research framework
Utilizing data visualization and machine learning to match high schoolers with similar college students
Declara / Palo Alto, CA / Product Designer
First full-time product design gig, working on Declara’s Web and Android products. I was involved in:
Bringing discussion to our Android App
Our consumer dashboard redesign, with an emphasis on gamification
2009 to 2014
up & down cALIFORNIA
This period saw me work some pretty random jobs, including: hand modeling for a Pop Secret commercial, driving a forklift for a year, selling 5 Macbooks to Stevie Wonder during Christmas Eve and building 3D models of Volkswagens. Eventually, I had a quarter-life crisis and moved to San Francisco to work with startups.
Companies I worked with during this period include: Volkswagen, Anthem Healthcare, Yahoo, Deutsch LA and Y Combinator startup VetPronto.
50 sketches in 2 days (Medium)
UCLA / LOS ANGELES, CA
Graduated with a degree in Sociology, a minor in Asian-American studies, and a lot of anxiety around what I’d do to get paid.