I'm J (she/they).
A creator, designer, & maker based in Vancouver!

I use design and strategy to solve complex problems.

Here are a few other recent design, fabrication, & development projects.

I’m also a creator & media instructor

empowering people with storytelling.

I’m a passionate designer and storyteller who excels working at the intersection of product UX design, prototype fabrication, and multimedia story telling.

Born in Taiwan and initially studying mechatronics, I am an amalgamation of multiple disciplines and cultures. Now as Canadian Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Design from SFU's School of Interactive Arts & Technology, I strive to integrate user centric design into my technical projects, while bringing the technical knowhow into my design projects.

From building interactive spaces, products, and businesses to making films, websites and brands, nothing is impossible. I’m hands on maker who loves being challenged with messy wicked problems. My goal is enabling sustainable human and technological interactions through innovation & design as well as empowering people through storytelling and audio-visual experiences.

Here's a digital version of my resume. You can find my resume in PDF form here.

employment highlights

  • Sessional Lecturer

    Summer, 2019

    Studio Lab Instructor

    2016 (SPRING, FALL), 2017 (SPRING, FALL), 2018 (SPRING, FALL), 2019 (SPRING), 2020 (FALL), 2021 (FALL)

    SFU SIAT, IAT202: New Media Images

    Lead up to 96 students in introduction to filmmaking

    • Implement key improvements to curriculum & schedule
    • Create teaching guide for future TA & Lecturer
    • Create custom slides, materials, & demonstrations
    • Provide feedback & support to ensure student success
  • Teaching Assistant

    2021 (FALL)

    SFU SIAT, IAT222: Interactive Art

    Lead up to 96 students in discussing and creating interactive arts

  • Communication Associate

    SFU Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology

    April 2019 - April 2020

    Tell the story of FCAT through design, media, social & web

    • Designed key marketing & communications on print & digital
    • Created unique 2020 faculty promo & recruitment package
    • Prototyped online portfolio hub for student & faculty work
    • Provided photo & video services for faculty & students
    • Created & manage social media awareness campaigns
  • Project & Strategy Lead, Fabricator


    October 2017 - June 2018

    Lead design & creation of 1350sqft. makerspace at SFU

    • Coordinated the collaborative creation of the strategic business case and design for the project
    • Designed, fabricated & installed entrance infotainment system with digital screen, bulletin & white boards
  • Strategy & Design

    Buggie Delivery, Startup

    March 2016 - November 2017

    Created and connected local businesses with their customers using e-commerce platform and next day delivery service.

  • Founder & Lead Product Designer

    Kuelii Smart Design, Startup

    October 2015 - April 2017

    Designed and prototyped IoT space cooling solution and app. Designed IoT home products to improve IoT device usability.

other work & experience

  • Designer, Strategist, Creator

    Self Employed

    Since August 2014

    Provided marketing, strategy, video, web design & development. Clients incl. RE/MAX, SFU, NCIX, Freedom Boat Club

  • Camera & Glidecam Operator


    Freelance Since September 2012

    Direct and provide live & recorded coverage of events and weddings

  • Cinematographer & Writer

    Grand Bear Media

    Freelance from 2014 - 2016

    Wrote and produced travel show showcasing BC, broadcast on TV and streaming services in China

  • Director of Ceremonies

    2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Board of Directors

    October 2008 - June 2014

    Creative Problem Solving Society (NPO)

    Direct and live broadcast closing ceremonies & representing youth program on the board of directors

awards & nominations

  • Nomination, Short Documentary

    Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, 2018

    Entry: Haida Now: Corey Bulpitt

  • 2nd Place, IOT Application


  • 2nd Place, Startup Pitch

    Startup Weekend: University of Washington

    Entry: Kuelii Smart Fan

  • 2nd Runner Up

    City of Surrey: Parkit Design Challenge

    Entry: Music In the Streets


  • Bachelor of Science, Concentration in Design

    Simon Fraser University, 2018

    Major in Interactive Arts & Technology


  • Media Writing, Preproduction, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Live Productions, Photography

    UX/UI UX/UI User Research, Wireframing, UI Prototyping, User Testing

    Prototyping Prototyping 3D & CAD, Render, Circuit, Arduino/ESP, Raspberry Pi

    Fabrication 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Wood, Plastic & Metal Fabrication

    Language English, Mandarin; C/C++, HTML + CSS + JS, Java, Python

    Other Software MS Office, Asana & Trello, Web CMSs