Who am I?

I'm a UX/UI Design Lead at the UN with a multidisciplinary background in communications, public relations, education, news and stakeholder management. Currently based in Toronto. I focus on User Research, Interaction Design, Accessibility Design, Data Visualization and Design System.

As a designer, my biggest drive is to develop meaningful and intuitive designs to solve real-life problems, while taking into accounts the balance of business needs and technical constraints.

How did I get into UX?

Before pivoting to UX, I spent over 6 years working in the communications field. One of my proudest career highlights is when I was working in the public relations arm of the Hong Kong Government. I was the Press Officer chiefly responsible for creating editorial content and handling media relations.

I realized my passion for UX design when I took charge of designing press kits for the media for an international Expo gathering businesses from 72+ countries. I later leveraged this skill to start my own business - Amello Yoga, an e-commerce site launched by myself, from scratch to design, from design to operation. The more I learn about UX design, the more I find myself can't withdraw from this field.

I previously led design @ Cedulify, a tech startup based in Montreal, to drive design to implementation. I now work @ the UN as UX/UI Lead to strategize designs that post an impact worldwide.

What is my next step?

I'm taking the Executive Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business at Oxford University. I aspire to help orgs create bigger impacts, harnessing the power of AI, together with professionals and industry leaders in the cohort.