Xiao Xiao

Xiao Xiao

Los Angeles, CA, US



There's nothing greater than having a job that I have been dreaming about since childhood, working with creative and focused people to do awesome things is really an amazing journey, and I feel that I'm very lucky to participate in.

I have strong presentation, organization and communication skills. Here are some tools that I use to tell stories:

Graphic: High level of expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, sometimes Premiere Pro), Procreate

Visualization(rendering engine): V-Ray, Lumion, Enscape (for real-time renderings and VR walk-through experience)

3D Modeling: Proficiency in Revit, Rhino, Sketchup.

2D Drafting: AutoCAD, and pencil-paper-drawing.

I can also speak some computer languages: Dynamo, Python, HTML 5, CSS.

Human being languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese.



Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, Designer

- Architectural designer focused on large themed entertainment/hospitality projects. Responsible for creation, development and execution of design and art direction of assigned design projects, working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.
- Utilize various drafting techniques and artistic tools (AutoCAD, Adobe graphic software and 3D software, real-time visualization software) to communicate design concepts to the client and the team.
- Involved in various phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents.
- Initial member of the emerging technology team (VR|AR|3D Printing).
- Coordinate and maintain project files including correspondence, drawings and other relevant materials, internally and with consultants.
- Assist with interpreting English and Chinese when needed.

Oct 2016 - current

URBANUS 都市实践, Shenzhen, CN, Intern

My primary role was to design & develop models, drawings, and diagrams. I developed the façade design of the mall and offices within the Long Hua Airport reconstruction of Shanghai, worked through project details with the clients and team members, and prepared presentation drawings in a fast-paced environment.

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, 2G M. Arch

Jul 2014 - May 2016

Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012

Areas of Specialization