I have always enjoyed creating art and incorporating design on my pieces. As a child, I enjoyed scribbling and doodling on backs of notebooks and piles of scratch papers. I remember using our family computer just to draw in MS Paint. As I grew older, I began to explore different types of media and tools ranging from traditional to digital. Then I learned about graphic design where you have to create something that should be easily understood. As I learned more about the design field, I encountered user experience and interface design and realized the importance of incorporating the design thinking process in my practice.
I love making graphic art. I grew up constantly drawing, often becoming frustrated by the limited ability to correct my errors. I was fortunate enough to have access to a photoshop course in middle school that showed me the power of a little key bind called ctrl+Z which changed the game for me. These days I have full creative freedom over the branding/marketing for the drift team Goon Squad NW, where I do everything from merch to sponsorship proposals. I hope in the future to continue making motorsports related branding and content.
Ziyu He is a student at the University of Washington in Bothell, specializing in UX design. With a strong passion for creating user-centered designs that solve real-world problems and enhance the user experience, Ziyu possesses a diverse skill set that includes user research, prototyping, usability testing, and proficiency in design tools like Figma, Protopie, and Adobe XD.
Outside of academics, Ziyu indulges in various hobbies and interests. Video editing is a creative outlet that captivates Ziyu’s attention, allowing for the exploration of different visual narratives. Ziyu also finds enjoyment in playing video games, particularly those that challenge critical thinking and problem-solving skills, such as detective games. Additionally, listening to R&B music provides a soulful escape and serves as a source of inspiration.
I am striving to be a UX/UI game designer with a passion for user-focused innovation. I started getting into UX Design while getting my associates degree. I was recommended some design and art classes and ended up enjoying them very much. It was then that I decided I wanted to go continue in the design field. There are so many possibilities in design and my goal is to continue moving forward to improve myself and my work.
Hi there! My name is Astrid Nguyen, and I am enthusiastic about User Interface Design. I firmly believe that design goes beyond just creating something that looks good; it’s about addressing challenges and improving the user experience. I’m always exploring various design elements and techniques to develop distinctive and inventive products that can satisfy users’ needs.