Yves Lu

Yves Lu

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Jerry, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project lead

• Created a location-based messaging mobile app to diversify the consumer messaging experience and to promote local merchants.
• Organized and established design guidelines for the iOS platform. Managed a team and launched the MVP successfully within 6 months after 35 MVP design iterations and UI/UX research.
• Pitched to angel investors, incubators, and entrepreneurial mentors, including UCLA Bruin Impact challenge primary.

Jan 2022 - current

Snatch-O’, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder

• Built a merchandising service for content creators and influencers. Provided services including design, manufacturing, and delivery of products.
• Researched and growth-tracked over 300 potential clients, and engaged in over 50 collaboration meetings and design sessions with a conversion rate of 10%.
• Designed and customized over 500 content-specific pitch decks and talent-tailored outreach packages.

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

Gehry Partner, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Lead

• Executed 8 different project typologies across various phases of development. Responded to partners' design-intend, facilitated architecture directives from project architects, and collaborated with project teams.
• Contributed to over 20 value engineering items in a large-scale museum project and achieved a cost reduction of 33%.
• Optimized third-party production pipeline and reduced cost by 80%.

Apr 2013 - Apr 2018


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Los Angeles, Masters, architecture and urban design

• Developing VR and AR projects at the intersection between design and technology
• UCLA MS AUD scholarship.

Jan 2022 - current

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, GPA 3.83/4.
• Won the first place in MV Agusta Taiwan Flagship competition & commission.
• Selected for a special prison project with Gehry Partner which was made into a documentary.
• Won continuously 4 years of scholarship for a total of $56,000.

Apr 2013 - Apr 2018


Publication, 1st Place

• Selected Work for SCI Arc's publication 'A Voice for Architecture’. Henry Cobb "Hypostyle" Installation at Sci-Arc Gallery.


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