A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Hi, I'm Michelle!
I'm a fourth-year design major at the University of California, Davis. I'm from Fremont, California, where I grew up spending school nights and weekends at family-owned restaurants or my dad's warehouse. From doodles on menus and placemats to sculptures from cardboard boxes, packaging tape, and zip-ties, I found passion in creativity. As I grew older, my art evolved with me and has sculpted my character and given me a unique way to interact with the world. In high school and college, design and art became a way to contribute to the world around me; painting murals for my community, designing graphics for my campuses and co-founding the first UX design club at my university. I am now seeking full-time opportunities in product design, where I can continue to influence people's lives by designing delightful experiences and using human-centered design to solve problems.
When I'm not designing, I enjoy other creative outlets such as getting my hands dirty with paint and clay for arts and crafts, taking photos, playing songs I love on the piano, or getting bruises from learning skateboard tricks. I love outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, and beach volleyball.
Web Production Designer @ Fitbit
Jul 2020 - Nov 2020
Experience Design Intern @ Airbnb
Jun 2019 - Sep 2019
Mar 2020 - Present
Apr 2019 - Present
Sep 2019 - Jul 2020
💛 Passion is everything.
I found that because I enjoy what I do, I have the drive and initiative to pour my heart into the things I believe in. I push for boundless creativity and to join other passionate people to make the world a happier place.
📒 Never stop learning.
I am always seeking challenges to continually develop myself, such as participating in competitions, collaborating on projects, reading blogs, and involving myself in the design community where I learn from others and also give back through mentorship and sharing my experiences and skills.
✊ Embrace the journey.
Embrace the learning curves and failures and discomfort. Open your mind and let curiosity and optimism drive you. Believe in yourself, and also have fun along the way.
😊 Be human.
Empathy and kindness go a long way. Share our knowledge and take time to understand different perspectives. Build towards a culture of inclusion and respect, and stay true to yourself and to others.