Welcome To My Playground

2017 - 2020

While I'm not talking to my users or pushing pixels, I love to get my hands dirty and let my imagination run wild. I build, code, and animate. Keep reading and hope you'll enjoy it!

Emoji Calculator

2017 | Physical Computing

 
Intro

As someone who is really obsessed with emojis, I have long been wondering if emoji could replace the language we use one day (at least in texting). 🤔Driven by my personal interest and imagination, I built an Emoji Calculator together with my developer friend Peanut, who helped me with the coding. Keep reading and see how emoji could possibly solve our life problems in the future!

Scope of Work

Research, Ideation, Sketches, Video Editing

Tools

Pencil & Paper, MDF Boards, Arduino, etc.

I made some collages when doing research on emojis.

Here are some sketches showing the making process.

Now, take a look at how it actually works!

Hello, world!

2018 | Interactive Websites

 
Intro

During my time at Parsons, I took some courses to learn the basics of web development. Although my initial goal was not to become a professional developer, I had a lot of fun practicing and debugging (hmmm... 🤨maybe not). And the knowledge also helped me better collaborate with developers in my work.

Below are two websites I made from scratch to bring my dummy ideas to life!

Tools

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

DON'T let calories win!!!     

Frogger (Santa Claus version)

Get animated.

2018 | Motion Graphics

 
Intro

Believe it or not, I once swore that I'll never touch motion graphics again as it could take days and nights to tweak the details... 😶However, the joy of seeing the final results is just beyond comparison! Check them out and let me know what you think.

Tools

Pencil & Paper, Adobe After Effects

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