My path to becoming a designer was not linear. As an undergraduate, I studied fine arts (intaglio printmaking) with a minor in economics. After graduation I contemplated entering a management training program with a Wall Street investment firm. Luckily, I came to my senses. I took a few design classes, enough to get a job as a receptionist/jr designer with a NY design studio. After two more years of evening design classes, I entered the MFA program in graphic design at Yale.
In the years following, I have worked in a variety of industries including publishing, architecture, retail, food and beverage, cannabis, aviation, and hospitality. I continue to be passionate about building brands and, of course, all things visual, spacial, and tactile.
In November 2021, I won my election to the Sammamish City Council (Sammamish, WA, population 67,000). I am the first Asian-American and only the second person of color elected in the city's 22 year history. During my term, I am focused on equity, sustainability, and government transparency.