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Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. 

I'm a Product Designer / Innovation Strategist on a career mission to take a sustainable leap forward for humankind.


I'm especially passionate about solutions that increase kinship/empathy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect biodiversity.

I've been involved with a wide range of projects in my career, and love helping others – if you are looking for a creative solution to a pain point in your life, I'd love to hear from you. Reach out to me (

Quick links:

Digital design portfolio (UI/UX)

Physical design portfolio


On the personal side :

I'm now a Californian, but I had an incredible midwestern childhood (grew up in Kansas). If I'm not in design-studio mode, you'll likely find me sketching architectural blueprints, recording electric violin covers, writing short-story mysteries, hanging rim on the basketball court, cooking really spicy Asian food, or pampering my six backyard chickens.

What I'm currently up to :

Tangible Teleportation, creating magical tech products that let distance-separated couples & families feel physically present with far-away loved ones.

Climate-focused Research, Activism, & Advising. In addition to volunteering with Citizens' Climate Lobby, I've WWOOFed on a farm and spent a month living in Copenhagen (Europe's "climate capital"), where I studied electrification, environmental governance, and ecofeminism.


I'm currently providing guidance to a handful of climate startups, as well as using generative AI to imagine a more regenerative future (check out Imagine.Climate). And I've been dabbling in tidal power!

A few notable initiatives I've led in the past:

NYO-U, a growing collection of mini-masterclass videos for aspiring classical musicians, which I founded in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

• The Stanford Flashmob Orchestra, a group that serendipitously performed arrangements of pop songs in public to spread delight.


FroSoHappy, a movement within college dorms to spread joy. 

Older projects & published works are shared below!

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Past Projects


  • Stikato : nanosuction music stands for traveling musicians.

  • Diya : IKEA-style laser-cut bamboo lamps.

  • Puff : remotely inflating plushies for long-distance families.


  • Moonwalk : haptic balance feedback for neuropathy patients.

  • Stradavinci : bow a violin by flexing your toes.


  • Imagine.Climate : using genAI to create climate concept art.

  • Tidal Generators : capturing energy from crashing waves.

  • IV Stand Base : protecting patients from foot injuries / bruises.

  • Ostomy Bag : for comfortable irrigation in public restrooms.

  • Terrain : shape-shifting matrix, responsive to location-pressure.

  • Vibraflowmodular & low-cost 3D-printed electric violins.


  • Beatclipse : cosmic-themed loveseat that transforms into an eclipse when the heartbeats of users sync up.

  • Frictionless : spinning foot massage robot.

  • Glowbes : adorable orbs to keep you company in the dark. 

  • Party Suit : LED costume with lasers & in-built speakers.

Digital Portfolio (UI/UX) linked here.



Creative Current50 Ideation Techniques to Spark Your Lightbulb. (Amazon)

Intentional Living :  A guide to using the design mindset to improve your living space & community. (Amazon)

Will You Play With Me? : A children's book on empathy & inclusivity for individuals with disabilities. (Amazon)

The Top 30 Things I Learned at Stanford : Snippets of knowledge & golden rules from my undergraduate experience, from the perspective of a designer. (LinkedIn)

Tasting Clouds : My mini-book of original poetry. (Amazon)

The Exhibition : A handpicked original short story from my collection. (Short Story)

I Scream : An original poem. 

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