I started drawing since my preschool years. I would draw my favorite cartoon characters with just one pencil on plain white A4 paper. I still remember that the lines were so simple, kind of trembling, and the characters’ proportion was all distorted, but I didn't care at all. I would spend all day draw the same thing again and again.
I then grew up with passion in imagery. When applying for the undergrad, I participated in the exam for art school but instead I got accepted in the university as an English Literature major. While I was reading novels and poems, I never forgot what I actually longed for. One classmate asked me, “Why don’t you just do something you really like?” And I decided to try again. This tiny moment turned out to be a big influence in my life.
After I graduated, I worked part-time in a magazine publisher in Taiwan. I first touched with web design and was fascinated about the interaction between users and web media. After that I made it to Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004, majoring in Interactive Design and learning what’s behind the scenes - programming. In 2007, I went to New York City worked as an Interactive Designer, officially began my path in interactive design industry.
It’s been 6 years ever since. I upgraded from an amateur to a professional, working on many on-site projects and seeing lots of wonderful websites and applications. Acquiring all these experiences, when it comes to my own portfolio site, I asked myself, “What is going to be cool?” After rotating all the newest technologies and the coolest style I’ve ever seen, I was lost. And I came back to the original question, “What is it to show 'me'?”
Interactive design is essentially the communication between people. Presenting who I am should be the first concern. I cleared out my thoughts, opened up Photoshop and started doodling things on a white background. I realized my design always tends to be simple and clean because of my childhood memory.
So this might not be the coolest, but this is me. And I hope you like it.