Hi there,

I'm Mai! I'm a product designer who is passionate about design as a process and strategy, and who has a penchant for research. I believe research gives me the tools and understanding to create accessible and meaningful technologies by getting at the heart of people's stories and experiences, and allows me to create responses to human problems in a thoughtful and responsible way.

I came to design from a long-standing fascination with technology and gadgets. After taking some programming classes in college, I heard about the Informatics program at the University of Washington, and was immediately drawn to the merging of creative thinking and technology skills. After graduating and working as a UX designer for a few years, I wanted to deepen my design skill set, most notably in the areas of interaction design and user research. This led me to pursue a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Design.

I was born in Paris, France and moved to Seattle when I was 8 years old. As a result, I drink too much coffee and eat too much baguette slathered in butter. I'm an avid reader, a lover of movies and television and I never turn down a good meal. If you feel like we'd get along, let's chat more over a snack!

 
 

CURRENTLY

Working On
My Capstone project on third-culture kids! Read about the project or follow our process blog.

Reading
I Was Told There Would Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Dreaming About
A post-graduation trip to Japan. 

 
 

PREVIOUSLY

UI/UX Designer at PATH
September 2015 - August 2016
Seattle, WA

UX Designer at Tyemill
December 2012 - May 2015
Seattle, WA

B.S. in Informatics: HCI
June 2012
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Download my full resume

 
 
You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence.” 

- Zadie Smith, On Beauty