Adobe Creative Jam LIVE Finalist
Recently, I participated in the Adobe Creative Jam LIVE! and designed this app with my teammates Cody Capella and Sasha Menshikova. The CCN Creative Jam is a hackathon-like event where each team gets 48 hours to design and present an app.
You can check out our prototype here!
As an intern at Cal Poly Athletics, I’ve had the opportunity to design a lot of different things. Here are some of my favorites!
This is my Apple Watch music player interface design. Here, I experimented with the principles of motion to create an animation of the different app functions.
This is a poster I designed to promote Cal Poly’s Recreation Center. I used a dynamic illustration style to represent the life and activity that happens within the rec center.
The main goal of the UI is to create an interface that is clear and easy to understand. The direction I decided to pursue for “Kale: Health and Wellness for Your Money” has bright colors and organic shapes. These elements combine to create a fun, friendly feel which isn’t intimidating to users who may be nervous about dealing with a potentially unfamiliar subject like personal finances.
The bright orange gradients in the color palette make Kale stand out among its competitors and the colors used in the charts and graphs are all different enough from each other that there will be no confusion when viewing them together. The curved edges and the typeface Zen New’s round shape also lend themselves to the app’s friendly personality.
Winner of Cal Poly 2019 Juried Student Exhibition Graphic Design Category
The Flavors of Home: A Book of Family Recipes is a cookbook of twenty-one family recipes compiled by the 2019 Typography II class at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Each recipe includes a little something about why it means so much to the designer. Because this is a book of family recipes, I drew upon the idea of memories and utilized polaroid frames to create a cohesive theme.
“Taking Life One Cup at a Time.” This is the new and improved motto of Downtown San Luis Obispo’s Serenitea Café and Tea House. This statement describes the chill, easygoing atmosphere of the tea house — a place where visitors can come to relax and enjoy high quality teas. In times of high stress and worry, it is very important that people have a safe space to unwind after a long day at school or work. The name, Serenitea, refers to the peaceful feeling that we want all customers to feel when they set foot into our shop. Serenitea Café and Tea House is a safe, inclusive space for all people.
The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival is a theatre company that strives to bring Los Angeles together through spirited, extraordinary productions of classics, as well as new works. This poster concept is for their 2019 Summer Festival.
Winner of 2019 Student Ameristar Package Awards Honorable Mention
Designed by: Amber Chiang, Brandon Nguyen, Jenny Liang, Madison Fleming
For this project, my group came up with an innovative, new design for canned food packaging. We noticed that the traditional steel can was difficult to open, didn't have a built-in draining mechanism, and weren't resealable. This created problems if you didn't have a can opener to open it. The jagged metal created when opening the can was also a safety hazard. It was messy to drain the liquid out of the can, and it created food waste if the food went bad because you couldn't eat it all in one sitting.
The new design that we came up with has an easy-to-open pull tab, a rotating mechanism that allowed for draining and resealing of the can. The shorter, flatter shape saves on pantry space because the can is able to be stacked without taking up as much vertical space as a traditional can.
My role in the group was the designer, so I made all of the graphics for the can. We really wanted to showcase the innovation of the new design, so that became the main focus of the graphics. On the side, I designed a "How It Works" infographic to explain the new mechanism.
This is my take on redesigning the Chinese social media app, WeChat. My main focus was reorganizing the functions of the app in a way that was user-friendly and easy to navigate.