Out of my limited circle, start exploring an unknown virtual world.
When I was 9, my father bought me a Pentium III computer.
I was obsessed with that small box, as it opened a new window for me.
I played games a lot and was constantly thinking about how I can make the game interface and workflow better.
At that time, I had an inkling that my future lay in design and technology.
Out of my hometown, start undergraduate school.
In 2006, I entered Southwest Jiaotong University, China.
I chose Architecture and Industrial Design as my majors.
In 2008, I took a game design class. In the months ahead, I committed more time to this one course than I ever had before, Pouring over good design examples on the Internet and working on simple mockups using Photoshop and 3Ds Max into the early hours of the morning.
When I successfully finished some design works, I was not satisfied with the static dummy. I hoped my work could come “alive”! So I started learning Actionscript. After weeks of working, I finally created a workable prototype.
Out of my country, start my journey in US.
In August 2010, I flew across the Pacific Ocean to study at
Georgia Institute of Technology with full scholarship (tuition waiver + monthly stipend). I chose Human Computer Interaction and Industrial Design as my majors. At the same time, I began to work as a Graduate Research Assistant at IMAGINE Lab. Here I utilized a 3D game engine to create a virtual walk through of Georgia Tech campus.
In May 2011, I began to work at Georgia Tech Rnoc Center. I was involved in various projects, like Campus Kiosk project, GT Journey, CIC website and GTmob.
In May 2012, I did an internship at Travelport, Atlanta, GA.
Out of graduate school, start my first full time job.
In June 2013, I started working at eBay in San Francisco Bay Area.
I enjoy designing and prototyping new websites, mobile apps as well as complex enterprise level tools. I have been fortunate to work on high level projects such as eBay Design Playbook with CEO John Donahoe, and John Maeda, former president of RISD.
2013, Honored to win the first prize in eBay Hackathon.
2014, Critical Talents Stock Award from eBay.
2015, Some suggestions from my “Alibaba vs. eBay” research report have been added into eBay selling team’s 2015 annual plan.
2016, Promoted to Senior designer.
Out of comfort zone, start all new challenges.
I believe that running your own show is a great way to always continue growing.
At any given time, I have something going on the side.
It’s often a new blog or a website or a small widget.
Sometimes I try to design new apps. Other times I try photography.
These projects fueled my life with new ideas and inspiration.
Also they helped me quench my thirst for knowledge and experience.
Please feel free to drop me a line.
WHERE I AM
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
IN A HURRY
TAKE IT EASY