About

I recently moved to Brook­lyn (which I am absolutely lov­ing so far), and I am cur­rently seek­ing a posi­tion as a design man­ager or strate­gist in the New York City area.

Design Phi­los­o­phy

After work­ing as a graphic designer for 5 years, I found myself becom­ing increas­ingly frus­trated with the lim­i­ta­tions of my job. I believe that design is about much more than aes­thet­ics; it has the poten­tial to make people’s lives bet­ter. I found that my pas­sion lies in under­stand­ing what users truly need and apply­ing a designer’s men­tal­ity to cre­ate solu­tions that meet those needs. This is what moti­vated me to push beyond graphic design to design research, strat­egy and management.

These are a few aspects of design that are of par­tic­u­lar inter­est to me:

  • mak­ing sus­tain­able solu­tions easy and intuitive
  • fuel­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive cul­ture in the workplace
  • help­ing busi­nesses use their influ­ence to make pos­i­tive change in the community
  • cre­at­ing mean­ing­ful expe­ri­ences and help­ful services
Other Inter­ests / Goals

I enjoy hik­ing, run­ning, yoga and pilates. I like good food and enjoy trav­el­ing. The best trip I’ve been on was a two-week tour of Japan and Taiwan.

I have an adorable shiba inu named Kobe who some­times acts more like a cat than a dog.

One of my goals is to learn Man­darin Chi­nese before the next time I visit my husband’s fam­ily in Tai­wan. So far, most of the Chi­nese and Tai­wanese words I know have to do with food.