I'm a UX Designer based in New York City.
It was a long journey before I finally realized my aspiration to be a designer. However, all the experience enriches me to be better at it.
When I was in college, I was a backpacker. As an exchange student, I traveled all around the U.S and found it fascinating to learn about a different culture. Later, I studied International Education at NYU and took classes in London and Paris. From a sociology and anthropology perspective, I learned how to understand different mentalities and empathize with them. However, working as an educator, I felt my adventurous spirit and creativity frittering away little by little.
One day, a journalist friend announced that she made her career transition into UX Design on her social network. That's the first time I heard about this career. I searched UX Design, learned UX designers' daily work. I realized that this is the career that I can fit in and grow into the person I want to be. I can be creative and down-to-earth at the same time.
As a UX Designer, I'm a pragmatic problem solver. Through research, I ask pertinent questions to elicit insightful viewpoints from the users, consistently incorporate them into design iterations.
Besides work, I illustrate and sketch for fun (see my illustrations on my Instagram). I'm also an avid puzzle lover and a huge fan of Salvador Dalí. Puzzle always amazes me with the sophisticated design. I enjoyed the process of differentiating the pieces by the subtle color and pattern variation and locating them into their destined places with a big picture in mind. What makes Dalí so appealing is his roots and his antennae. Roots that reach deep into the earth, absorbing all the "earthiness." Antennae that are picking up things to come, tuned to the future, anticipating it assimilating it. He inspires me to be rooted in pragmatic and antennae with aesthetic as a designer.
If you are interested in me or my work, please feel free to reach out. I'm willing to collaborate!