Hey! I’m Mika!
I am seeking a full-time UX/ Product design opportunity!
Born in Japan and raised in China. I find true happiness when I am designing. I strive to exceed expectations in everything I do as a designer - working hard to repay my luckiness of doing my dream job.
My mixed background of both design and engineering enables me to follow the rational design process to solve problems visually. I enjoy partnering with PMs and Engineers to make design decisions that help the team to find the best way forward. Also, I believe that striving for simplicity makes me a better designer.
Before pivoting into product design, I learned drawing for 6+ years, studied automobile design at Tsinghua University, and worked on art installation works. The common thread throughout is my passion for creating something to bring people happiness, whether I am crafting illustrations or shipping a product.
I treasure every moment in my life:
New Apps: I download new apps every week for fun. Trying them and keeping the best ones, I have more than 200 apps on my phone now (which makes my phone run slow TAT).
Drawing: I have received professional art training for 6+ years. Drawing is a good way for me to record and express my inner feelings.
Marathon: I was one of the youngest runner in Beijing International Marathon 2015. I keep running 50km a week and adapt vegetarian diet to prepare for my next marathon!
Roller Skating: Skating on campus at night with my friends makes me feel like I am a vampire :p
Diving: Directed by Olympic diving coach, I once jumped from 10m platform into water. After that, I feel like I will never be afraid of anything. Challenging myself and doing something different is the way I energize myself.
Traveling: Traveling alone gives me an opportunity to become a stranger in a totally different world and go through other people's life stories. I usually visit tons of featured cafes and bring my sketchbook with me.
Keeping a diary: I have been keeping diary by notes and short videos for 9 years. I treasure every moment that composes my life. That helps me to face my mistakes, reflect on myself, and never forget the kindness from other people.