Hello! 你好! こんにちは！
My name is James and I am a Canadian Interaction Designer currently at IDEO Chicago. I graduated from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and the Umeå Institute of Design. Before design, I studied philosophy at Macalester College and worked at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing.
As a designer, I work at the intersection between physical and digital experiences. I leverage my background in philosophy and bring a critical lens to technology and design. You can read my writing, check out my Linkedin, or download my resume.
I was raised in China, but immigrated to Canada when I was 10. I've worked, lived, and studied in the U.S., Singapore, Japan, China, Sweden, and Denmark. My first career was working in the foreign service. But I was frustrated with bureaucratic restrictions and lack of creative problem-solving.
I became a designer because I want to solve problems from a creative and hands-on approach. I believe design can solve difficult real-world problems through interdisciplinary collaboration and designing with people in mind.