Over the course of my career, I have been called an urban planner, an artist, a designer, business woman, an economist, and a user experience designer. Currently, my main focus is in interaction design.
I was born in Hong Kong and grew up in San Francisco where I currently reside. Visual art has always been my passion and natural inclination since I was a child. I went to a tech-arts high school (Lick-Wilmerding), and won many art competitions by the time I entered college. However, at Stanford I studied economics, a practical subject that gave me a solid quantitative and analytical point of view of the real world. I also minored in studio art and Chinese.
After Stanford, I obtained my masters in urban planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), where I was exposed to architecture and landscape architecture, the impact of good design, international development, and other urban issues. After some years as an urban planner working on both policy and design at several consulting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I started my own product design workshop, The Harbinger Company, and also worked as a freelance designer.
My goal is to create products that are meaningful, scalable, efficient, and smart. I'm open to wherever it takes me.