As a teenager, I became fascinated with magazines, obsessing over the way they connect readers with words through design in such a confined space, and eventually turn the readers into buyers. I began my editorial design journey when I was in high school, delving into all kinds of free learning materials out there on the Internet, imagining someday that I would also become someone like Chris Do.
Years later, although I no longer take part in editorial design, I’m still a deep believer that the mission of design is to connect and communicate ideas through choices of layout, typography, and colour styles. As designers, our job is to organise information, make sense of complicated problems, and deliver meaningful experiences to readers/users.
I continue my design principles in tech as I believe every positive impact of technology on society always comes with impeccable design attention to detail. Professionally, I have an innate drive to figure out the “why” behind every decision made in the design and development process, to ensure the solution is answering the right question.
Growing up in Taiwan, with living experience in Hong Kong, France, and Singapore, my multicultural upbringings have taught me not to take things for granted. I’m always keen to learn rationales behind things we deem normative and understand the context before making any assumptions.
Throughout my journey in tech, I have worked on enterprise and consumer-facing products across retail, security, and healthcare. Prior to that, I used to work as a freelancer with local business and academic institutions on an array of cross-media projects involving branding, marketing, publishing, and web development. In 2019, my friends and I also launched a social campaign on the unintended pregnancy issue.
Aside from my career, I’m an avid learner of Asian history, specifically the relation between Taiwan and East & Southeast Asia. I occasionally share my findings on Twitter and engage with likeminded people in the community. In my spare time, you’ll also find me collecting little pieces of history around Taiwan as I’m still in exploration of Taiwanese identity, seeking to deepen our comprehension of society today.