I created the website for the Fashion and Design Society at UC Davis. The website needed to reflect the aesthetic and voice of the club. Visit the website here.
My design used FADS colors with a thin line style. The other club leads wanted to portray the club in an aesthetic similar to refined fashion, so I tried something semi-minimalistic. The club also wanted to emphasize connections to social media.
The final design prioritized ease of navigation, ways for the community to get involved, as well as extensive promo for our annual picnic day fashion show.
I designed and built a new website for the Design Careers Club, a student organization at Davis.
Visit the public site here.
task: to portray the club professionally, maintain the brand, and serve as a portal for events and outreach.
constraints: the club's existing style guide and limited budget.
As the style guide was outdated, I took liberties with body copy and organization while maintaining some club colors and the Quicksand font.
As part of the design process I made several prototypes and iterations with feedback from other club leads.
The site was static and coded from scratch, and hosted for free on GitHub Pages. The only costs to the club was $12 a year for the domain.
These graphics are part of zines I created while studying at UC Davis.
Through one set of zines I explored being caught in the intersection of past and future. I wanted to express focus on enjoying the present. To accomplish this I sketched on top of my old photography.
In another work, I wanted to express my personal experience with pulling all nighters in college. This zine is meant to be printed and folded, such that each set of two images becomes a spread except for the bottom left, which forms the back and front covers respectively. The top row is upside down but folded to be right side up.
Seagullz is a fictional band website I designed and built as a submission to the 2019 Technology Student Association norCal conference. The challenge was to create an effective website for a fictional band. As part of the competition, I worked with Timothy Yang and Allison Zheng to plan, design, and submit two websites. You can see a live demo here.
Consistency of brand identity is important for artists; Maintaining a consistent aesthetic associated with their music solidifies the brand for fans. For seagullz, I designed a simple but high contrast color scheme, with hot and soft pinks acting as highlights to a deep navy blue.
From our research, interaction with a band's brand happens primarily on music services like Spotify, websites for musical artists satisfy niche purposes: merchandising and concerts. My design emphasizes the tour primarily, with merchandising easily accessable.
Eduo is a peer learning web application I helped build in 24 hours for AngelHacks Silicon Valley in 2019. I held a hybrid role of programmer and designer in the project. A large portion of design work was done by my friend Allison Zheng. A fully functional demo has been uploaded here (you'll need a buddy)
We wanted to use web technology to create something that could make education more interesting and appealing to kids. We identified peer-learning as an important and powerful tool. Built in Node and featuring real time communication using websockets, eduo pairs learners up with a buddy and assigns them tasks they must complete with the aid of a shared workspace.
We identified ease of use and access as important aspects of the project and priority was put on minimizing friction. Our demo supports drawing and typing communication without menus or extra keys.
Although for our demo we built math problems, the concept can be expanded to other use cases and integrations. The GitHub repository for the project is here.