L.Yip | Design

 
 

c.v. + experience

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." -- Colin Powell
My work is not remotely close to perfection, but I cherish every single second of the learning experience.

 
 
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education


Harvard University
Graduate School of Design

September 2018 - present
Master in design studies | M.DES.
concentration in technology

MIT Media Lab

September 2018 - present
[ CROSS-REGISTERED student ]

MAS.864 : Tangible Interface by Hiroshi Ishii
MAS.S70 : Audio Electric Product Design by Mark Feldmeier

" Coupling an intensive critical and theoretical approach with practical, lab-based projects, Technology advances innovative methods for making and understanding form and technologically driven design through technological experimentation. "
---- GSD Website

 

I studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design. During my course of study, I have design and created projects both for class assignments as well as for myself. My understanding of Industrial Design is that it brings stories to life ( well, quoting Yves Béhar ) and fulfills its intended purpose. I may not be able to fully tell the difference between bad, good and great design, but I am still on the way of learning.

During the course of my study, I not only took classes in my own department, but also went on to take classes outside of my department and outside of the design field, as well as across the road at Brown University. I love RISD and ID, but I’m also thankful of all those opportunity to step outside of it, to discover and learn. I definitely signed up for more than I can digest, but hey, so far it’s been great.

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

September 2014 - DECEMBER 2017
BACHELOR OF FINE ART | B.F.A.
[ Honor & Early Graduate Student ]

Major Field of Study : Industrial Design
1st Concentration : History, Philosophy and Social Sciences - Media and Communal Identity
2nd Concentration : Computation, Technology and Culture

 

BROWN UNIVERSITY

September 2015 - December 2017
[ CROSS-REGISTERED ]

CSCI 0020 : CS2 : Digital World
CSCI 1951F / INTL 1803B : Computers, Freedom and Privacy: Law and Policy
TAPS 1475 : Affective Machinery: Technologies of Choreographic Practice
ENGN 1930L / 0930L : Biomedical Engineering Design, Research and Modeling

 
 
 

internships + jobs


TOMORROW LAB, LLC.

design engineer

March 2018 - August 2018   |   New York
Project research, material & prototype development, fabrication & electrical engineering support; includes fabrication of augmented reality space helmet for National Geographic, designed trophy object for Citibike New York, planned and managed user experience workshop for MasterCard and worked on data-tracking / smart textile design and production assist for Loomia. 

AUTODESK, INC.
BUILD SPACE

Digital | Glass Fabrication summer Intern

June 2017 - August 2017   |   Boston, Massachusetts
Explores possibilities of new form and functions for glass that can be fabricated current digital fabrication technologies that interacts with light, shadow and environment; designs glass structure via parametric software; lead glass making project at Autodesk; operate waterjet, CNC and glass equipment

GIARAN, INC.

UI & UX / Product Designer

February 2017 - May 2017   |   Boston, Massachusetts / Providence, Rhode Island
Collaborated with 4 CS-engineers and 1 graphic designer on constructing physical augmented reality bio-mirroring technology product for launch in cosmatics industry; created sketches, models, renderings and presentation of development.

PUCHAI .
PERSONALIZED TEA

Visual Management & Co-Owner

June 2015 - now   |   Beijing, China
Responsible of all all design, development and implementation of the graphic, layout and production communication materials; co-founded company; developed main branding logo and identity; collaboratively negotiated with buyers, sponsors, venues, etc. and hosted 7+ events as visual publicity manager.

798 ART DISTRICT

Curating assistant & Exhibition Designer

August 2015 - February 2017   |   Beijing, China
Designed / curated / setup multiple galleries within the district as long-term contract assistant

BEIJING DRAXONIC
DESIGN STUDIO

Visual Designer

September 2011 - February 2014   |   Beijing, China
Created multiple logos, posters, banners, multi-media publications for multiple sports teams, events, organizations, etc. both within International School of Beijing as well as outside (including University of Southern California, Electronet, etc.

 
 
 

Additional EXPERIENCE, RECOGNITION AND AWARDS


ASSISTANTance / RESEARCHing / INTERNship

Harvard GSD M.Des Department Concentration Representative [ 2018 | Technology 1st Year ]
Harvard Student & Scholars Association [ 2018 | Public Relations Fellow ]
Brown University Biomedical Engineering Concentration Capstone Project [ 2 Projects | 2017 ] 
CRCI - ChoreoTech conference [ 2017 @ Brown University T.A.P.S. department | assistant ] 
R.I.S.D.C.E. & experimental foundation [ 2015 - 2017 | studio teaching experience ] 
DesignAffairs [ 2016 @ Munich , Germany ]
DESINE-Lab lanscape architecture project Northern Visions [ 2017 @ Sri Lanka ] 
R.I.S.D. + Brown bioSTEAM [ 2016 - 2017 ]
NGOabroad , Malaysia [ 2014 | art & teaching volunteer]

 

FEATURE / RECOGNITION / AWARD

BigDATA - 2018 24H Architecture Competition [ 2nd Place @ Ideas Forward ]
UNBOX2017 Sustainable Architecture Competition [ Honorable Recognition Mention @ Volume Zero]
GIZMODO [ 2 - time feature | 2017 @ guzmodo.cs ]
DesignBuzz [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ www.designbuzz.it ]
YANKO DESIGN [ 3 - time feature | 2015 - 2018 @ http://www.yankodesign.com ] 
R.I.S.D. BEHANCE gallery [ 7 time feature | 2014 - 2018 @ risd.ccnsite.com ] 
Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma receiver [ 2014 ]
Visual Art Student Award [ 2013 @ Intl’ School of Beijing ]

 

EXHIBITIONS

R.I.S.D Industrial Design Senior Exhibition [2018]
BUILDing Forward | Boston Society of Architects [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Industrial Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
R.I.S.D. Experimental & Foundation Studies Design Triennial [ 2017 ]
Kaleidoscope Beijing Art [ 2014 ]
R.I.S.D. C.E.P.C. Industrial Design Exhibition + C.E.P.C Foundation Exhibition [ 2013 ]

 
 

SKILLS


bilingual proficiency in English & Mandarin Chinese

experience in:

  • drawing, sketching, rendering, painting / illustration (design and fine art);

  • typography, visual composition, graphic layout design and branding

  • rapid ideation, design research / evaluation, mind / matrix map, infographics;

  • modeling, prototyping, foam / wood / plastics / metal / paper / glass / other fabrication technology;

    • special experience in ceramics and glassworking (hot & cold processing)

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Aftereffects, ExperienceDesign )

  • UI&UX Platforms (Sketch, inVision, Balsamiq mockups)

  • 3d - CAD modeling / prototyping / rendering (Rhinoceros/Grasshopper, Solidworks, Fusion360, Dynamo, Blender, Keyshot, VRay, etc. );

  • familiar with basic coding (C, Javascript, html, css, Python, Processing), Arduino;

  • macOS & iOS; iWorks & iLife; Microsoft office suite, etc.

    • all the essential things