Nice to meet you
I'm Brandon.

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Out on an adventure somewhere.

Nice to meet you, I'm Brandon. I'm a product designer from Orange, CA, currently attending my third year of university at UCLA, where I study cognitive science & user experience design.

I'm constantly striving to push myself to learn more in whatever I do, reminding myself to take things slower and enjoy the ride. From local adventures in Laguna Beach to spontaneous roadtrips to San Francisco, I try to live every day more meaningful than the last. Design is one of those passions turned into a career — I'm always on a journey to create products that brings more value to people.

Take a look at my resume
My best friend Megan and I

I'm a music fanatic.

Outside of design, I find so much of my happiness in music.

There is something special to say about music and its ability to keep me so grounded throughout all of the periods in my life, and there's always a curated playlist out there for every feeling. I go to more concerts than I'd like to admit, but that's because music is more than just sounds — it really encapsulates all parts of the human experience.

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Everyone has a story to tell, and I think this is why I've had such a huge affinity for all genres of music. It's a medium where you can really resonate with someone else's pain, happiness, love, sickness, and hurt.

One of these days, I hope I can travel the world and attend as many concerts that I can before I get too old. Until then, you can catch me meticulously organizing my Spotify playlists.

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Love design so much.

I've always been the type to try new things that I'm curious about, whether that be cooking 1-minute TikTok recipes, becoming an expert at brewing pourover coffee, learning how to shoot film photography (with the help of my friend, George, of course) — you name it, I've probably tried it.

I'm not a master of any of these by any means, but I find myself genuinely so happy when I get the opportunity to do these activities with friends and family. I love to make memories with the people I love and value, so when we can experience new things together, it means the world to me.

Still, the thing I would say I love the most is design. Graphic design, interior design, fashion design, service design — there is beauty in creating something from nothing and thinking about all of the considerations you have to make in order to get it to perfection.

I am so grateful and lucky that I get to make a living out of being a creative. There are many more untapped channels that I'm hoping to learn in the coming years like AR/VR design and VJ 3D-graphic visualizations, but for now, my heart is with product design.

What I'm up to now

At the moment, I decided to take a break from work and just focus on myself. Here's what I've been up to recently —

WITH DESIGN
  • Creating opportunities for LGBTQIA+ designers with Queer Design Club
  • Learning 3D using Spline & Cinema 4D with Devon Ko
  • Curating really awesome trip itineraries for my friends & family
WITH LIFE
  • Made a Tumblr (again) to document, journal, and photo dump my life
  • Became a Pfizer Papi recently after receiving my second dose this month
  • Started living a healthier lifestyle and began going to the gym consistently
ON REPEAT
JUST WATCHED
Taylor Swift
folklore
The 1975
Notes on a Conditional Form
Chloe x Halle
Ungodly Hour
Alexander 23
I'm Sorry I Love You
HONNE
no song without you
Madeon
Good Faith
Goth Babe
Weekend Friend
Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia
Peach Tree Rascals
Mariposa
Mariposa
TOKiMONSTA
Desiderium
Steal My Attention
SZA
Ctrl
20 Something
The Strokes
Room On Fire
What Ever Happened?
SiR
Chasing Summer
The Recipe