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 and user experience design under the digital humanities department.
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.
Full-time & lead product designer for an EdTech startup aiming to reimagine a new way of reading for students all over the world.
Associate product designer for a startup in developing an automated SaaS workflow management tool to streamline HR processes.
UX designer for various artificial intelligence projects, working with engineers and researchers on NLP, RPA, and other 3-lettered acronyms.
Hosted a UX/UI design livestream creating a music inspired app that used Spotify’s API for personalized listening metrics.
Placed 2nd in Adobe x Nickelodeon Creative Jam for creating a tablet app to raise awareness about COVID-19 for kids.
Selected as 1 of 100 designers to attend Princeton’s all-expenses paid design conference in New York City.
Outside of design, I find so much happiness in music.
It's something special that has kept me grounded throughout all of the periods in my life, and there's always a playlist for every mood. I go to more concerts than I'd like to admit, but that's because music is more than just sounds.
It is the human experience.
I think this is why I've had such a huge affinity for all genres of music; everyone has a story to tell, and music is one of those mediums where you can really resonate with someone else's pain, happiness, love, sickness, 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.
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.
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 —