I am a bilingual (Mandarin and English) designer who is passionate about good design. I am a self-starter and a great team worker who takes work seriously but also have a great sense of humor. I am very organized and punctual about meeting deadlines. I'm a conceptual and analytical thinker who has both strong hand drawing skills and computer skills. I can manipulate between design tools well to achieve design goals. I am a fast learner and passionate worker, and I am motivated to develop my skills and expand my creativity in the field of interior design to fit the needs of the growing industry.
About my design
Having lived in both China and America, my design reflects order, sequence and symmetry that are emphasized by ancient Chinese architecture, and expressive use of structure and abstract form in Western design. However, I never limit the potential and possibility that anything I encounter in life can become a design inspiration whether it is as broad as elements in nature, or as specific as a design component in a precedent study. I am constantly searching for design opportunities and strives to combine my knowledge of both cultures and find its balance in my design to achieve the ultimate goal of creating distinctive spaces that provide the best user experience.
Franklin Studios, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior designer
Developed concept and worked on initial space planning for Courtyard by Marriott, an ongoing project in China. Created program analysis presentations for clients and reached exceeded their satisfaction.
Angele Academy of the Arts, Cofounder, Vice Principal
Responsible for establishing the school with Lily Zhang. Managed the school operations including coordinating teacher and class schedules developing curriculum as well as policies and procedures. Oversaw the classroom layout and all graphic design work such as website, business card, logo. Taught drawing and painting to 5-10 year old students.
Élan Designs International, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Internship
Worked on both Conceptual design and Design development phases. Achieved client satisfaction with great sense of color and style. Correspond with vendors in aiding ordering efficiency.
Matthews Studio, Design assistant
Generated construction documents and FFE schedules, using Auto CAD for this high-end residential Interior Design company. Assisted the designer in sourcing materials and finishes. Communicated with vendors regarding the ordering process and improved client relationships.
Received commendation for improving efficiency.
B&B Italia, San Francisco, CA, Internship
Designed systems and strategies to organize fabric swatches and furniture catalogs. Created product presentation boards to help the company market their products resulting in improved company visibility.
California College of the Arts, Bachelors, Interior Design
Alvin E. Cole and Ruth S. Cole Interior Design Scholarship (2009-2011)), Scholarship
Merit scholarship based on student's talents and skills in design.