Who am I? I was born in Malaysia, raised in Singapore, went to high school in Texas & have lived in LA for over 20 years. I am an Asian American immigrant, an explorer, a nature enthusiast, kitchen experimenter, tinker-er (I love playing with power tools) a life long learner, sunset chaser & I'm known to have my own solo dance parties.
What do I not do? ;)
What do I do to pay the bills - In the past, I designed apps & websites across multiple industries, built a UX team & established a UX culture for a major retailer, worked with start ups to create digital products from scratch & also ran my own digital design consulting business. I've started transitioning into interior design recently — I've remodeled a 4 bedroom house, designed & built a converted camper van, and I am currently working with new clients to create multi-functional spaces for communal areas in an apartment complex. I am currently on a journey to discover my purpose, part time living in LA & part time traveling in my converted van.
What do I do for fun? Oh, there's so much fun to be had! Anything outdoors (hiking, biking, rollerblading, hugging trees), yoga, pilates, trying new restaurants & traveling.
I LOVE working with my hands. I really enjoy giving a new life to old stuff (think sprucing up an old piece of furniture, or turning a wine box into a cabinet). I especially enjoy spray painting, mainly furniture. I love it so much that my boyfriend gave me a bottle of gold spray point for Xmas one year — I love him for that. I get a lot of satisfaction using my power tools — also an anniversary gift from my boyfriend, did I mention he's amazing? ;) I love building things out of scrap pieces of wood. Wood is one of those materials that you can sand, resand & restain/paint and turn it into something beautiful. I love running my fingers across a piece of wood that has been sanded well so that it's very smooth & amazing to touch.