L u c y   y i p

design  |  tech  |  material  |  wildcard

Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy --
a design engineer who loves photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about algorithms, an educator and freelancer in love with art, a foodie from Hong Kong, and currently an interdisciplinary designer enrolled at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for my Masters in Design Studies degree in Design Technology.

for work, collaboration, or anything fun, please do not hesitate to contact me :)
My interest in design focuses on the concept of “interaction” and “intersection”, especially in-between human and machine, objects and empathy. Coming from a mixed background between computation, humanities and Industrial Design, I have a passion for blending the unlikelies together, and the majority of my work rests at the points where opposite disciplinaries intersect with each other. I take inspiration from the unique interaction between Art, Science, Design and Engineering in consideration of knowledge, data, behavior and relevance in creating a better world. To me, design is a holistic subject, and can be taken beyond merely solving problems. It is a systematic yet disruptive series of decision that act as an interconnected part of the larger world.

Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy --
a design engineer who loves photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about algorithms, an educator and freelancer in love with art, a foodie from Hong Kong, and currently an interdisciplinary designer enrolled at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for my Masters in Design Studies degree in Design Technology.

Hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Lucy --
a design engineer who loves photography, a material researcher enthusiastic about algorithms, an educator and freelancer in love with art, a foodie from Hong Kong, and currently an interdisciplinary designer enrolled at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for my Masters in Design Studies degree in Design Technology.

 ART / DESIGN  RESEARCH  PHOTO BIO

MY BACKGROUND + EXPERIENCES

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

MASTER IN DESIGN STUDIES [ M.DES ]

Focus in Design Technology

cross registered at MIT for Audio Electronics Design and Tangible Interfaces

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

BACHELOR IN FINE ARTS [ B.F.A. ]

Major in Industrial Design
Honors Graduate

Concentration in History, Philosophy & Social Sciences [H.P.S.S.] and Computation, Technology & Culture [C.T.C.]

cross-registered at Brown University for C.S., interface design, internet & systems policy and biomedical engineering

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEIJING

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE [ I.B. ]

Bilingual I.B. Diploma

English Language & Literature, Chinese Language & Literature, Math, Physics, Psychology, Visual Arts

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." -- Colin Powell
My work is not remotely close to perfection, but I cherish every single second of the learning experience.

RESEARCH INTERN

MICROSOFT RESEARCH
June 2019 - August 2019   -   Redmond, Washington
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VISUAL DESIGN INTERN

BRAINCO
August 2018 - December 2018   -   Somerville, Massachusetts
Responsibilities include Focus-App user experience prototyping, ideation, interface design and development;marketing research publication design, etc.

DESIGN ENGINEER

TOMORROW LAB
March 2018 - August 2018   -   New York
Project research, material & prototype development, fabrication & electrical engineering support; includes fabrication of augmented reality space helmet for National Geographic, designed trophy object for Citibike New York, planned and managed user experience workshop for MasterCard and worked on data-tracking / smart textile design and production assist for Loomia.

DIGITAL | GLASS FABRICATION SUMMER INTERN

AUTODESK [ BUILD SPACE ]
June 2017 - August 2017   -   Boston, Massachusetts
Explores possibilities of new form and functions for glass that can be fabricated current digital fabrication technologies that interacts with light, shadow and environment; designs glass structure via parametric software; lead glass making project at Autodesk; operate waterjet, CNC and glass equipment

UI&UX   |   PRODUCT DESIGNER

GIARAN
February 2017 - May 2017   -
  Boston, Massachusetts / Providence, Rhode Island
Collaborated with 4 CS-engineers and 1 graphic designer on constructing physical augmented reality bio-mirroring technology product for launch in cosmatics industry; created sketches, models, renderings and presentation of development.

VISUAL MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

PUCHAI - PERSONALIZED TEA
June 2015 - now   -
  Beijing, China
Responsible of all all design, development and implementation of the graphic, layout and production communication materials; co-founded company; developed main branding logo and identity; collaboratively negotiated with buyers, sponsors, venues, etc. and hosted 7+ events as visual publicity manager.

CURATING ASSISTANT & EXHIBITION DESIGNER

798 ART DISTRICT
August 2015 - February 2017   -   Beijing, China
Designed / curated / setup multiple galleries within the district as long-term contract assistant

VISUAL DESIGNER

BEIJING DRAXONIC DESIGN STUDIO
September 2011 - February 2014   -   Beijing, China
Created multiple logos, posters, banners, multi-media publications for multiple sports teams, events, organizations, etc. both within International School of Beijing as well as outside (including University of Southern California, Electronet, etc.

OTHER EXPERIENCES

ASSISTANTANCE / RESEARCHING / INTERNSHIP

Harvard GSD M.Des Department Concentration Representative [ 2018 | Technology 1st Year ]
Harvard Student & Scholars Association [ 2018 | Public Relations Fellow ]
Brown University Biomedical Engineering Concentration Capstone Project [ 2 Projects | 2017 ]
CRCI - ChoreoTech conference [ 2017 @ Brown University T.A.P.S. department | assistant ]
R.I.S.D.C.E. & experimental foundation [ 2015 - 2017 | studio teaching experience ]
DesignAffairs [ 2016 @ Munich , Germany ]
DESINE-Lab lanscape architecture project Northern Visions [ 2017 @ Sri Lanka ]
R.I.S.D. + Brown bioSTEAM [ 2016 - 2017 ]
NGOabroad , Malaysia [ 2014 | art & teaching volunteer]

FEATURE / RECOGNITION / AWARD

BigDATA - 2018 24H Architecture Competition [ 2nd Place @ Ideas Forward ]
UNBOX2017 Sustainable Architecture Competition [ Honorable Recognition Mention @ Volume Zero]
GIZMODO [ 2 - time feature | 2017 @ guzmodo.cs ]
DesignBuzz [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ www.designbuzz.it ]
YANKO DESIGN [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ http://www.yankodesign.com ]
R.I.S.D. BEHANCE gallery [ 7 time feature | 2014 - 2018 @ risd.ccnsite.com ]
Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma receiver [ 2014 ]
Visual Art Student Award [ 2013 @ Intl’ School of Beijing ]

EXHIBITIONS

R.I.S.D Industrial Design Senior Exhibition [2018]
BUILDing Forward | Boston Society of Architects [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Industrial Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Experimental & Foundation Studies Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
Kaleidoscope Beijing Art [ 2014 ]
R.I.S.D. C.E.P.C. Industrial Design Exhibition + C.E.P.C Foundation Exhibition [ 2013 ]

LANGUAGE

PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE

SKILLS

DITIAL


adobe creative suite
   - photoshop, illustrator, indesign, lightroom, aftereffect, xd

3d CAD modeling / prototyping / rendering
   - rhino/grasshopper, solidworks, fusion360, dynamo, blender, keyshot, vray

uiux prototyping tools
   - sketch, balsamiq, inVision, figma

programming
   - js (react / node.js), html / css, python, C, C#, R
   - p5js, processing, arduino, MATLAB

digital fabrication
   - 3d printing, lasercut, waterjet, cnc ( milling / engraving ), robotics and extrusion applications

e.e.
   - circuitry + microcontroller prototyping
   - pcb layout and design, eagle (beginner-level), altium designer (beginner-level)


macOS & iOS; iWorks & iLife; Microsoft office, etc.


ANALOG


drawing, sketching, rendering, painting / illustration, iso / axon / perspective / technical diagrams

typography, visual composition, rapid ideation, design research / evaluation, mind / matrix map, infographics

modeling, prototyping
   - foam / wood / metal / paper / plastics / resin / other makings

special experience in ceramics and glass working (hot & cold processing)

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