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Hello~

Wonder & Wander

Hey, and welcome to my site. 

This is my space where I share some of my professional work, personal projects, and hobbies. Browse at your leisure and

get to know me a little bit. 

I have huge respect for the craft within handmade things,

and look forward to a lifetime of learning that's ahead of me.  

I'm also fascinated by all kinds of design, and enjoy connecting

the randomly scattered dots between our human experiences.


 

Experience

Education

Skills

Google - HH Global

Production Studio Designer

01.2021 - Present

Explored creative possibilities through craft and collaboration within Google Devices and Services Marketing (DSM).  Co-managed a workshop's operation, maintenance, and safety for all it's shared users. 

Google - Zenith Talent

Design Assistant

11.2018 - 11.2020

Cosmo SF

Design Prototyper

Jun - Nov 2018

John Lai Design

Industrial Designer

Jul - Oct 2016

Focus PDM

Industrial Designer

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

PQ Bypass

Industrial Design Intern

Jan - May 2014

Assisted Google’s hardware and retail marketing team through various tasks involving research, visualization, prototyping, presentation, and archiving. Adapted quickly to change while supporting multiple teams and individuals.

Created prototypes specializing in forming techniques of soft material on hard substrates. Explored innovative fabrics and trends within consumer electronics and lifestyle accessories.

Evolutionized the design language of BACtrack’s family of mobile breathalyzers through trends research and ideation. Updated aesthetics while conforming to internal component schematics.

Collaborated with designers and engineers on various projects ranging from toys, appliances, auto accessories, and electronics. Delivered research, mood boards, sketches, CAD models, and presentations for client review.

Observed and analyzed in a team of 6 industrial design students the task of arterial bypass surgery.  Produced concept prototypes of medical instruments and tested for ergonomics, semiotics, familiarity, and usability. 

San José State University - San José, California

B.S. Industrial Design / 2011 - 2015

 

Universidad Véritas - San José, Costa Rica

Diseño de Productos / Fall 2014 (Study Abroad Program)

Design Process

Research & Synthesis

Conceptual thinking

Ideation sketching

Physical prototyping

User testing

Tools

Laser cutter

3D printer

Sewing machine

Thermoforming

Leather working

Software

InDesign

Illustrator

Photoshop

Solidworks

Sketchup

Language

English: fluent

Japanese: conversational

Spanish: basic

Exhibition

Transhuman: From Prosthesis to Cyborg

Museum Ulm (Ulm, Germany) / Jul 11 - Dec 13, 2020

       Showcased prosthetic leg from a team student project during SJSU program