A bit of context
My story with design began when I discovered my love for it in college. I've always enjoyed the hands-on experience of building and solving problems, and soon I made it my mission to turn design into my superpower. I was part of various design opportunities, many of which were unfamiliar territory, yet they led to valuable and rewarding experiences.
Finding my community was one of the reasons why I fell in love with design. For me, design is a powerful tool that has the ability to inspire, inform, and connect with people, just as it did for me.
From these experiences, I've learned the value of thinking differently. By approaching challenges in different angles and exploring the unconventional, I've created my most creative and successful projects. Overall it's been quite the journey, from clueless to design whiz!
What I'm up to now
I'm a 4th-year design major and communications minor student at the University of California, Davis. As a passionate and experienced designer, I am applying my skills in visual design, design systems, and my knowledge of design thinking at CodeLab and SacHacks. Let's stay in touch! You can connect with me on LinkedIn or send me an email anytime.
Design Education Lead @ CodeLab, June 2022 – 2023
Instructing comprehensive design boot camps, coordinating workshops, and increasing engagement for UC Davis' software development and UX design organization.
Graphic Designer @ SacHacks, Aug 2022 – Jun 2023
Establishing brand identity, launching new products, and increasing engagement for the largest intercollegiate hackathon in Sacramento.
Product Designer @ Hoolii, July 2022 – Aug 2022
Spearheading the research and design efforts for Hoolii's scheduling app, ensuring an intuitive user experience and establishing a cohesive design system.
Product Designer @ Noteable, Aug 2022 – Nov 2022
Developing Slack integration app at Noteable, optimizing user flows, and enhancing overall user experience within one platform.
© Jessica Mei 2023