I'm a wearable technologist, front-end developer, and electronic musician working in the field of fashion + creative technology + sound. Inspired to make futuristic ideas into reality, I thrive in learning new technologies and in seeking the new possibilities that can emerge from this realm.
In 2017, together with Yuchen Zhang and Jingwen Zhu, I co-founded an NYC based fashion technology design studio, Wearable Media. Our studio innovates at the intersection of technology, design, and fashion, creating immersive, cutting-edge smart apparels that senses the world around you.
Our work has been featured globally and in publications such as The Verge. In 2018 our studio was selected as one of top 30 finalists for the LVMH Innovation Award. We are current members at NEW INC, a cultural incubator exploring new ideas at the intersection of art, technology, and design at the New Museum.
An avid tinkerer with analog synthesizers and drum machines, I can usually be found perusing technical manuals, programming sequencers, and composing music.
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, NY Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), 2015.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, 2007.
L’Ecole Cantonale du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland Multi-media Interdisciplinary Studio, Summer Semester Study Abroad, 2005.
Physical Computing, Eagle CAD, PCB Prototyping
Max/MSP, Pure Data, Ableton Live, Audio Recording, Sound Design
Sewing, Patternmaking, Draping, Fashion Illustration, Laser Cutter, Model Making
Première Vision Paris, Masterclass Series "From Concept to Reality", "Building a Team"
Première Vision New York, "Wearable Fashion and It's Future"
Edlab, Teachers College, Columbia University, "Future Textile Library"
American Natural History Museum, BridgeUP: STEM program, NYC
Parsons School of Design, "Redefining Luxury"
VENICE DESIGN, Venice, Italy
The Wall Street Journal, Future of Everything, NYC
LVMH Innovation Award, Viva Technology, Paris, France
Edlab, Teachers College, Columbia University, "Future Textile Library", NYC
Creative Tech Week, NYC
World Maker Faire New York
Edlab, Teachers College, Columbia University
Creative Tech Week
I ride motorcycles
I love my cat, Carla