Born in Guangzhou, China, Anna is a first-generation immigrant who moved to the Bay Area when she was three years old. She was always intrigued with design and psychology since she was young, but struggled in finding that one thing that truly fit her. After changing her mind countless times, Anna finally found a searing passion within product design. She most recently finished an internship with HBO Max and when Anna isn’t designing, she’s playing video games and fawning over 2D characters.
My logo is lighthearted, playful and fun. I’d like to say that’s how I aspire to live life everyday and to reflect some of that personality into my work.
I love when I see other people like me who end up working in cool places. I know how much of a dream it would be to work alongside those you grew up admiring. Witnessing that happen to designers around me certainly makes this once unattainable goal seem possible. I know if I worked hard enough, I could get there too. I also have to give a shoutout to my older sister and our mom. My sister really paved the way for me to pursue design because six years ago, it was still seen as just “art” and our dad greatly disapproved of it. She went and proved to him just how fulfilling design could be. She also shed light on areas of this field that I didn’t know existed. I also want my work to make my mom proud. She’s only ever wanted the best for my sister and I, always putting us first. I want to be able to give back to her when I’m more successful.
The dream project for me would be to work with Riot Games. I’m constantly inspired by the branding of Valorant tournaments and League of Legends’ artwork; it would be an absolute dream of mine to be able to be able to work with them.
Without a doubt, I’m most proud of my autonomous vehicle interface, simply because of the journey it has started for me. It was my first time being exposed to UX/UI design and I immediately fell in love with the process. Prior to that project, I felt at a crossroads whether I was in the right place pursuing this field of design. But when I started this project, I was so inspired by the entire process from start to finish and the amount of research and ideating to create this living, breathing project that I constantly wanted to improve. It is the one project I always jump at the chance to explain during portfolio reviews.