I appreciate tech companies that provide delightful experience to a huge amount of users. Just like Facebook who “gives everyone a voice”, and Google who “cares about and supports the communities where we work and live”, they bridge innovation with humanities. I share their value and would like to create thoughtful and meaningful work to the society.
My name is Toni Zhang. Design has been my passion since I was very young. I believe good design can bring light and joy to our life. In the past two years, I’ve been working at KRP Architects as an architectural designer and leading design teams delivering amazing products for our clients.
When designing architecture, I always find myself caring more about the occupants’ living experience than other aspects. How do people feel living in that space has become my top priority. Then I decided to change my focus from designing the look of our buildings to improving the experience of our life. After more than a year of study and practice, I’m now ready to start a new career as a product designer.
I’ve been working for two stealth startups as the lead product designer, and been designing several side projects as well.
I have 2+ years of working experience as an architectural designer and have strong hands-on visual design skills. I have 8+ years of experience of visual design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and basic knowledge of HTML/CSS. Having a broad interest in design and fine art, I keep hobbies such as painting, crafting, and photography.
I studied Management at Peking University for undergrad. And I graduated from Washington University of St. Louis with master degrees. Although I studied architecture design and general management the traditional way at universities, I learned UX design and code on my own out of curiosity. I’ve completed the User Interface Design Specialization online courses by University of Minnesota, as well as other training programs of user interface design and product design.