Hi there! This is Michelle wavin' at you from the Pacific Northwest🌊
An Interaction Designer & Digital Art Enthusiast made in summer 95's Beijing; Exported to England and New York City; Currently settled in Vancouver, BC as her natural habitat🍃
Born and raised in an engineering family in Beijing, China, I was always considered to be the “slow kid” in childhood comparing to my parents who always win the first prize in Mathematics or Physics contests. Luckily, my mom told me: "No matter how difficult it is, as long as you’re willing to work hard, there’s nothing you can’t do”. When I entered college majoring Digital Media Arts, I found myself not afraid of taking challenges and learning new things, even something designers have been avoiding, like coding, and I found I am capable of doing more things with it.
Starting from my very first job as a designer, I set my career goal as a designer who make complex technology easier and more approachable for people. Previously I interned at few big tech crops like LinkedIn China and Microsoft Vancouver . Meanwhile, seems like I can't hold back my passion around New Media Art, you can find me now working as an Interactive Visual designer at NGX Interactive ✨. You might also spot me in the maker’s lab soldering electronics, or rendering some real-time computer graphics at school 3D animation lab for my interactive projects until the security kick me out (well, how come Emily Carr Univ. closes at 11pm?!)
I'm also a world traveller been to 15+ countries and lived in 4 of them🇨🇳🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇦 Maybe someday you will spot me wandering in your city on a bike with my 35mm film camera;)
It's been a great pleasure to meet you;)
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