I’m a textile designer, specializing in high-tech material and blending traditional methods of creation with modern ones.
I’m currently a Color and Materials Designer at Waymo, which stands for a "new way forward in mobility", previously known as the Google [X] self-driving car. I am also an instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Before this I spent a few great years at Chrysler’s Advanced Color and Materials design team in Auburn Hill, Michigan.
By the time I graduated a well-known art high school in Taiwan, I knew, “Yes, design and art are how I explore the world and express myself”.
As a result, I pursued fashion textile design at a respected, private university — Fu-Jen University — in Taipei. In my second year I had an amazing instructor who brought me to the textile field.
In 2007, I moved across the Pacific to San Francisco to get an MFA in fashion textile at the Academy of Art University. I graduated in the spring of 2010. I decided to join a car company because of the broad use of material sourced from the best distributors in the world, from Italian leather to Brazilian fabrics to Turkish woods.
I’m always interested in finding out about opportunities and discussing potential collaborations. Feel free to say hello.
p.s. Language skills: Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.