No one believed that I could succeed as a designer when I was starting out.
I grew up in a family where my parents believed that studying engineering or medicine was the key to success. I did earn a degree in Computer Science and Data Science, but soon realized that my true passion was in designing better products that could improve people's lives.
I started my journey as a designer through self-education and taking on freelance projects while working part-time. Over time, I found my place as a designer in multiple startups, where I played a key role in launching their products from scratch, including FoodyLife (2018), Organ.AI (2019), AiBetic (2020), VdoTok (2021), and PipeRider (2022).
To me, design is a small magic that makes people's life a lot better. I believe that great design is a result of collaboration and experimentation. Thus, one of my design superpowers is to run workshops like Design Sprints to increase collaboration between different teams and leverage my experience in Data Science to analyze data and make data-informed design decisions.
Currently working at Lokalise as Senior Product Designer, responsible for Growth and Collaboration.
2022.04 - Present | Remote | Full-time
Led design for developer & integration experiences. Contributed to design system and DesignOps practices. Currently leading design for growth and collaboration experience.
2017 - Present | Netherlands, Taiwan, Sweden, Vietnam, UK
Led product design, strategies and development for 10+ startups and NGOs across Europe and Asia. Main works involved developing conducting user research, creating design systems, designing, and implementing data tracking mechanisms.
Some organizations that I worked for: Amnesty International, Microsoft, Better Life Vietnam, Junyi Academy, AiBetic, ModernLeaders.
Some organizations I worked with:
2021.04 - 2022.04 | Remote | Full-time
As the first Product Designer, I established the company's design system and design culture. Led the team in designing and launching a new product through user research and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
2020.10 - 2021.04 | Remote | Contractor
Led design and research for a full enterprise-facing SaaS WebRTC API platform, facilitated design thinking workshops, and developed design guidelines as a Product Designer.
2019.09 - 2021.04 | Stockholm, Sweden | Full-time
Led the design of an AI meeting scheduler app, conducted user testing, and developed the front-end of the app.
2018 - 2019 | Stockholm Sweden | Contractor
Worked closely with the product team and major label companies like Sony Music, Warner Bros, and Universal Music to design a singing app for teenagers.
Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Specialization in Data Science / Interaction Design
I write weekly articles reflecting on my day-to-day design work, as committed to my mentor, Andy Budd. You can find some of my best articles through the links below.
I run two communities for designers in my free time. One is a community of Taiwanese designers where we've organized over 100 events and connected over 300 designers through our mentorship program. The other is a workshop facilitator community on Butter, offering a range of workshop tips on design and facilitation.
#Growth Design Mindset
#Community-driven feedback loop
The Super MIRiO Workshop not only enables the team to get energized before the workshop but also get to learn how to use Butter and Miro at the same time. The participants of the workshop will learn the basic control of Butter and Miro while playing with the elements on the board.
The Ikigai Miro template is a visual tool with four intersecting circles representing what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. It helps individuals and teams identify their purpose in life.
I created a Christmas retrospective template for our team's holiday event to reflect on the previous year and identify areas for improvement and future goals, with a focus on our experiences during the holiday season.