b. 1986, HK.

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During my four years as an industrial design major at Rhode Island School of Design, I have acquired a diverse skill set. Not
only did I have to develop the art of making with my hands but also that of critical thought and dialogue. I found that I thrived under seemingly impossible assignments and countless deadlines; after all, pressure makes diamonds. Although this pressure remains crucial to my ability to reach effective design solutions, it does
not hinder the aspects of my work that involve spontaneity and non-linear exploration. Where as some people approach work systematically, I try to exhaust ideas and processes rather than focusing on a means to an end. I believe no stone should be left unturned; no idea is too stupid, no detail too minor. I try to see the entire picture; embracing solutions that would be considered impractical, abstract, and even unlikely. I then work my way back
to something attainable and practical yet stimulating and unique.

Although I consider myself to be a designer, a significant portion of my education was in fine arts. I have managed to marry my design process with my understanding of visual and conceptual arts. Thus allowing me to address design problems with a more expansive and fluid approach in search of both experimental and viable solutions. Through my work I attempt to move beyond simply form and function and allow a kind of pathos and humanity to be present.

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