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About Me

I got into design to solve problems, not just to make things pretty.

I am Yunzi, a Permanent Resident in Singapore, originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2013, I came to Singapore to study a multidisciplinary course in NTU called “Information Engineering and Media”.

Today, with a background in front-end development, design and electrical engineering, I become a designer who can bridge the gap between designers and developers effectively, without compromising the design vision.

How I work?

My daily life revolves around strategising project approaches and running a range of activities from workshops facilitation, design research, concept ideation, prototyping, usability testings to liaising with clients and stakeholders.

During the concept development phase, I create wireframes and prototypes to get my design ideas across to my audience. At the end of the project, my designs are user-tested, data-driven and technically feasible under various constraints.

To date, I am 3 years in the UX field and have a portfolio designing for 5 industries: defence, lottery, healthcare, education and telecommunications. 3 of my projects were highlighted as significant wins to the company.

Design team collaboration

I have experience working with UX researchers and other designers on large-scale enterprise projects. We identified our clients’ operational and organisational problems, then created interactive prototypes for the product teams to develop into a functional product.

Product team collaboration

I was also embedded in 6 product teams as the sole product designer. For these projects, I collaborated closely with the product owner, project managers, offshore and/or local developers throughout the product development cycle, from brief to launch.

A glimpse into 45.5% of my life after work…

9 random facts about me

01

I love running events! I used to work part-time as an event helper. So, I continue my interest by volunteering at Adobe DesignUp conference in 2018.

02

I have 2 dogs— Muffin the blackie and Girl Girl the dummy. Muffin sleeps with me!

03

I started tweaking HTML and CSS since secondary 3. However, I simply couldn’t remember any programming syntax, so I didn’t become a front-end developer.

04

When I was a student in NTU, I worked part-time in the day and studied at night. Therefore, I used to sleep at 4am and wake at 7 or 8am.

05

I was offered Psychology, but I appealed to study IEM. Now, I am a Jack of 5 trades: art, media, programming, electrical engineering and communication.

06

The total number of product teams that I have joined as the only designer = 6.

07

For no reason, 7 is my lucky number.

08

I have been to 8 countries— Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippine, Malaysia and Singapore. I love Taiwan!

09

They say: cats have 9 lives. I want to live a long life too (Chinese saying of 长长久久), so I will end here.

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