I'm Kevin!

This is my story.

I’m an experience designer and an app developer based in Evanston. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in design and a minor in computer programming. My background as a student of both design and technology taught me the importance of empathy and attention to detail, which I’ve put into practice when working at Circle for Roommates and LavaLab. I am currently a Master's student at Northwestern University's Engineering Design Innovation program to further my studies in human-computer interaction.

I believe that the user experience of a technology is just as important as the engineering of it. You can introduce the most advanced technology to your users, but if none of them know how to use it, the technology is as good as a piece of decoration. This highlights the importance of conducting research to understand your users and create a design accordingly, so they can discover the practicality of unrealized technologies.

When I’m not working, I like to go on roadtrips, watch all kinds of shows and daydream about how I can become the real-life Iron Man. 🦾🤖

If you have any question, click on Contact to shoot me an email or you can get in touch with me on social media, which are down here at the bottom of the page. Feel free to hit me up - I would love to talk more.

EDUCATION


Sep 2020 - March 2022

Northwestern University

Master of Science in Engineering Design Innovation


Aug 2017 - May 2020

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design
Minor in Computer Programming


Aug 2015 - May 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

EXPERIENCE


Dec 2020 - Present

Graduate Researcher @NU McCormick School of Engineering

Continuing with a self-initiated project, Collective Narrative. Conducting research to define use case for the CN API. Designing experience that helps users achieve their storytelling goals. Building a MVP for testing.


Feb 2020 - May 2020

Product Designer @LavaLab

USC’s premier startup incubator. Collaborated with product manager and engineers to pitch “Sentry”, a portable home security device. Designed and researched all aspects of the product development process.


Jan 2020 - May 2020

Teaching Assistant @USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Worked as Teaching Assistant for ITP 104: Web Publishing. Assisted students with web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Held office hours to help accommodate students with assignments.

Design tools that I love

Thanks to these tools, they make my life as a designer that much easier.

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Invision
Go to my design projects

Languages that I live by

I may not be as cultured as a linguist, but I can speak to computers in:

  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • Java
  • Swift
  • Arduino
Go to my tech projects