For almost a decade, I've gotten to work as a designer at places like Dropbox, Facebook, thoughtbot, and now, Forem. I've worked at both large companies, small startups, and everything in-between. What I've loved most has been working with a humble group of curious people who challenge each other to rise up.
Outside of my professional design practice, I draw, paint, and write — all of which translates into my illustrations, comics and graphic narratives. I'm currently working on an autobiographical graphic memoir chronicling how my immigrant family and I co-created our American identity across our generational differences.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I became a first-generation college graduate in my family when I graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in American Studies with an emphasis on Race and Ethnic Studies. I got into design by making posters for my friend's theater shows and club meetings. I wondered what it would be like to bring graphic design to the web — and that's how I got into web design, which led me to UX, interaction, and product design. The rest is history.