Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Cambridge, MA. 9/04-6/06.
Master in Urban Planning. Focus in Urban Design and International Development.
Stanford, CA. 9/00-6/04.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics, Minors in Studio Art and Chinese. Honors Thesis: “China’s One-Child Policy: Regional Regulation Variation and the Sex-Ratio at Birth.”
Beijing, China. 8/02-12/02.
Study abroad program in Chinese language, culture, art, and philosophy.
User Experience & Visual Designer, Google, Inc.
San Francisco, CA. 6/11-Present.
Collaborate with a team of engineers, project managers, and designers, on the the user-experience, interaction, and visual design of Google Wallet.
Freelance Web & Graphic Designer.
San Francisco, CA. 2/11-Present.
Created graphic materials and websites for various groups, including startup Hyperinkpress.com, band Phantom Kicks, non-profit Kounkuey Design Initiative, jewelry designer Sonia Hung, musician Phil Pristia, and medical device companies Apex Vapor and Innovapor.
Founder & Creative Director, The Harbinger Co.
San Francisco, CA. 9/09-Present.
Design, create, market, and sell lifestyle products, including jewelry, accessories, and home décor. Execute all aspects of the business, including designing products and packaging, manufacturing, setting up website, promote public relations, creating marketing and branding materials, and wholesaling and retailing to costumers. Emphasize sustainable practices, including local production and use of green materials. Products have been featured in numerous design publications and blogs.
Volunteer Design & Business Strategist, Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI).
San Francisco, CA. 11/09-Present.
Consult the Kiki Women Weavers Cooperative in their startup basket weaving business. Provide insight on product design, international market opportunities, online retailing, pricing, branding, and business operations. Created website to maximize exposure.
Urban Planning and Design Associate, MIG Inc.
Berkeley, CA. 2/08-10/09.
Prepared development plans and design guidelines for cities and universities. Projects include University of Wyoming Long Range Development Plan, San Bruno Downtown and Transit Corridors Plan, San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, El Cerrito Senior Housing Study, and Calgary Downtown Retail Strategy Plan. Experience also includes community outreach, economic and environmental impact analyses, sustainable development, workshop mediation, and strategic implementation and phasing.
Urban Planner/Designer, NBBJ.
San Francisco, CA. 7/07-2/08.
Assisted in the site design and planning of the Stanford Medical School Campus and Oakland Kaiser Medical Center.
Urban Planner, Dyett & Bhatia Urban & Regional Planners.
San Francisco, CA. 7/06-6/07.
Prepared General Plans, Specific Plans, and Zoning Ordinances for various Cities and Counties in California. Compiled existing conditions analysis reports for Lemoore and Lodi; studied zoning and design standards for the Fairfield and Milpitas TOD’s; helped conduct numerous community workshops; and attended various municipal meetings and stakeholders’ interviews.
Urban Planning/Economics Intern, EDAW.
Participated in a two-week planning charrette on the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier 70, with a focus on the economic analysis and implementation strategy of the project. Joined the Asia Economics team for development projects, including planning for Yangzhou Municipality in China and research on development-induced resettlement in Asia.
Honors & Accreditations
- LEED Accredited Professional
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
- Harvard GSD Studioworks. Project selected for spring 2006 publication and exhibition.
- Stanford Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant. Traveled to China for thesis.
- 15 visual art awards, including 2 National Scholastic Painting Awards.
- Hand drawing, sketching, painting, watercolor, sewing, and other media.
- Languages: Cantonese (fluent), Mandarin (proficient), and French (working).