Mobile design, web design, interaction/experience design, visual design, and product strategy. Can demonstrate an expert understanding of user-centered design and established interaction patterns. Familiar with product iteration, driven by user-testing.
Mainly designing with Sketch + Figma these days, and prototyping in Origami.
Experienced in designing for both iOS and Android platforms.
Professionally fluent in Chinese.
Facebook Messenger; Menlo Park, CA
Product Designer, December 2016 - Present
Currently a designer straddling a few teams at Facebook Messenger. On Messenger Lite, I'm leading the redesign of our data-efficient client. On Lightspeed, I'm responsible for improving the usability of several core features of our broader product from a design systems perspective, and am leading the Android work-stream. I also collaborate closely with engineering as we work to get Messenger down to <30 MBs.
Previously, I spent a few years on the Messenger Growth Team, focusing on user engagement and retention. Notable projects include: Omnipicker, Wave, Group Creation, Active Beeper, Community Chats, and Group Links.
Electropath; Boston, MA
Founder, Creative Director, May 2011 - Present
I operate a design and development consultancy that specializes in building mobile products. We're a small team consisting of design, engineering, and content strategy experts who take on interesting projects of all sizes.
I'm responsible for all aspects of business operations from project kickoff to final deliverables, including budget negotiation, timeline estimates, product strategy, design execution, and management of content creation and the development lifecycle.
Select clients include: Google, LinkedIn, Caro Health, Foxtrot Systems, Dunwello, Omni, United States Fencing Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Villanova University Equity Society, FitScript LLC, Riverside Fencing Club, UMass Amherst Chamber Choir & Orchestra.
Wellframe; Boston, MA
Product Design Lead, March 2015 - November 2016
I led product design at Wellframe, a Boston health-tech company that combines clinical programs, data science, and artificial intelligence to develop a powerful infrastructure for care delivery. My team’s mission was to build Wellframe's live mobile and web dashboard products, which are used daily by at-risk patients and their care providers. I’m proud of establishing a robust design process while growing/leading an in-house design team.
In this role, I worked in partnership with product managers to research and develop inbound requests from users, clients, and our clinical and business teams. On the execution side, I collaborated daily with mobile/web development teams throughout scheduled sprint cycles.
Google; Cambridge, MA
Senior UX Designer, November 2014 - March 2015
Worked on the Google Play for Education team, focusing on streamlining content management and purchase flows used by different schools around the world.
Led UX design in the temporary scheduled absence of GPFE's Lead UX Designer.
Notable projects include: Material App Icon for the Android Device Enrollment App, Student Device Pull App, Request Center Dashboard, Content Creation, Student Content Management, and Content Subscriptions.
Foxtrot Systems; Cambridge, MA
Director of User Experience, February 2015 - June 2015
Served as a design and product consultant for an early-stage startup out of MIT. I helped conceptualize and execute a platform for companies with multiple delivery destinations along one route.
Designed an iOS app for client driver use, containing information about each delivery and a flexible itinerary. I also added functionality and user experience improvements to a web-based dashboard for route managers to schedule deliveries, rearrange stops, and view driver itineraries.
Worked alongside iOS developers to build a mobile application for Foxtrot's customers.
Intrepid Pursuits; Cambridge, MA
UI/UX Designer, April 2013 - November 2014
Conceptualized and executed UI/UX design for mobile applications (iOS & Android). Collaborated with project managers, fellow designers and researchers, front-end and back-end developers, marketing staff, and product executives daily. Presented concepts, product strategies, app flows, and mockups to clients.
Innermost Labs; New Haven, CT
Co-founder, UI/UX Designer, August 2012 - March 2013
Co-founded an LLC with Sahar Massachi and Adam Hughes. Our company focused on developing mobile applications oriented around social-justice. My responsibilities included mobile UI/UX design for iOS and Android, as well as company branding and marketing material. We graduated from the Connecticut Innovations Accelerator program at Yale Science Park, and successfully launched the Rootscamp 2012 conference app, which was used by 2500+ conference attendees.
Google Developer Groups
Instructor, May 2015 - November 2016
Organized and co-taught "UX Design for Mobile Developers", a weekly class for developers interested in learning the basics of Mobile UX Design. Prepared an hour long lesson for each session, as well as homework assignments and group work for ~30 regular students. All returning students (6 groups of ~5) completed an additional project over 8 weeks, designing wireframes for a food ordering mobile app with e-commerce capabilities.
Google Developer Groups
Host, May 2015 - November 2016
- Hosted a variety of tech-themed events throughout Boston as a GDG representative.
- Virtual Reality Hackathon & Workshop – Powered by AT&T (Boston); October 2015
- H.H. Brown Shoe Hack (Cambridge); August 2014
- MHacks (University of Michigan); September 2017
- MHacks (University of Michigan); October 2018
- Facebook Internal Hackathon, Hack 61 – (Menlo Park): Won - Judges’ Choice: Ship It Yesterday; October 2018
- TVNext Hackathon – Hosted by Spotify & Hill Holliday (Boston): Won - Best Overall Project; October 2015
- Mashable Travel Hackathon – Hosted by Mashable & Emirates Airlines (Cambridge): Won - Best Execution; March 2014
- Intrepid Pursuits Company Hackathon: Won - Best Overall Project; December 2013
Mount Holyoke College; South Hadley, MA
BA Film, BA English