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.
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
11.2018 - 11.2020
Jun - Nov 2018
John Lai Design
Jul - Oct 2016
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
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)
Research & Synthesis
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