A Little Piece of You ♡

Zine Design, Web Design, Product Design
As we go on about our lives in this fast-paced world, we rarely stop to appreciate the things and the people around us, only until a major life event changes that. This project was sparked from a personal experience of facing shocking news about my dad being diagnosed with cancer, which inevitably caused a pause in my life. During those times, I looked inwards to reflect back on my memories with this person, and begin to value our shared moments and the ways in which this relationship has shaped and guided me.

Inspired by my moment of reflection, I sat down with friends and strangers to listen to their personal stories surrounding their connection with those they cherish most in life, and ultimately designed locket for them as an exchange. Through these conversations, they learn to put their walls down and reminisce about a special someone. These stories taught me the different kinds of love; familial, romantic, companionship. It also revealed the complexities of relationships; of time and space, of life and death.

A Little Piece of You is an ode to human connections. The zine gives these stories the space to hold power and vulnerability.

The contribution of one’s curation is then translated into scannable lockets that lead to a microsite consisting of memories they can hold onto. This is made possible through the Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the activation from necklace/bracelet to mobile phones much like a QR code.

These jewelry pieces are my gift for them for allowing me to learn about love. It also becomes living proof that although people are mortal, memories lasts forever.

New York: In Silence

Book Design
New York: In Silence is a hand-crafted accordion book that follows my journey of mindlessly walking around the streets of New York from dawn ‘til dusk. Through my unplanned strolls I took occasional pauses, both physically and mentally, in those moments I captured the landscape with a film camera. Later during editing and book-making, I stripped the people away from the scene in a personal attempt to feel more connected to the space. As a result, this offers a new perspective to how we view these streetscapes and a touch on the interaction with light and shadow.

Craigslist Redesign

App Design

︎ View figma prototype
This mobile app redesign of Cragslist offers an updated look through a more cohesive user-flow and a new design system. To emphasize the vastness of Craigslist’s purpose, right as you enter the app an animation with random searches are presented along with a new logo design symbolizing infinite searches. This redesign also offers a more personalized user experience that caters to one’s interests.

Shape the World

Book Design
Shape the World is a baby board book designed for social enterprise DERT, as part of a collaborative project with Parsons students. We can see shapes from the objects in our daily life, breaking them down to their elemental shape helps us understand their form. Shape the World seeks to introduce colors and shapes to help children with early learning, as well as promote creative thinking as they start building on what they learned in the book.

Album Redesign

Motion Graphics, Graphic Design
Album Redesign is a project wherein I chose two existing albums and redesign the cover; one redesign using images and the other using more abstract forms. The redesign would then be activated through motion graphic to be used in Spotify's mobile player, also known as Canvas, to enhance the audio-visual experience.