Hi! 👋 I'm Ailene, and I love learning about people.

To me, design is exploring the macro- and micro-scopic 🔍 . It's a product of empathy that connects people through understanding geography, culture, language, and history. I love design because I'm curious about who we were, who we are, and who we want to be-- that's how I learn about and give back to the world ❤️

Born and raised in Hong Kong. Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2021 with a BFA in Industrial Design, minor in Mechanical Engineering, and immersion in Cultural Anthropology. Currently a qualitative design researcher at The Big Picture in London, and previously a multidisciplinary researcher at Opinium / product design engineer at Tomorrow Lab in NYC.