Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

A Trip to Waterworld

Daniel is Michelle's younger brother, and he just moved to the States to complete his high school career. Summer heat scorching and vacation ending (for Daniel), so we decided to take a trip up to Concord for his last break before school starts. (Plus, Costco had...

Starbucks’ DIY Cup

Michelle and I have lots of contrary interests. No, wait, we have lots of similar interests—stay home, watch movies, eat junk food, and be fat. And of the many interests that we share, one of which that we're most proud of is this—an interest in...

Glimpses Into My Notebook (Book #3)

8/9/2013 marked the end of my 4th 3rd notebook (made a false announcement online, sorry). Thought this came by sooner than I expected, but after taking a look back at my last notebook glimpses post, which happened almost 2 years ago, I realize that time just...

Burgundy Suite

Facebook :: Website Branding development for a California based music production co., Burgundy Suite. I created the brand mark using the form of "B" and the curves of "S". The icon subtly displays both letters in a cohesive manner without shouting "B.S.", a connotation that the client...

Elissa Alva x IZ—Design Process

Had the honor of collaborating with the one and only—Elissa Alva. She's a mother of a five year old, yet still managed to juggle her time between the role of a full time student and professional model. Not only is she one of the sexiest model...

HOW Design Live Conference—The Exhibition Hall

HOW Design Live is a web & design based conference that's currently taking place (June 22nd-26th) in San Francisco. Although, I'm big on design and have been revolving my career around it, I'm quite disconnected with the field in terms of professional gatherings and events...

Daft Punk—The Hanger Project

A fairly quick and inexpensive project. It started with these two hangers: Never have I paid any attention to hangers. But last weekend, as I was walking the dogs in the backyard, I stumbled across these hangers that were accidentally left on the floor from hang drying (yes, that's how...

Paperman Inspired Munny Project

Couple years ago, a friend handed me a blank Munny, a DIY figurine from Kidrobot, and asked me to do whatever I'd like to it. With little time and idea, I've been guiltily putting this project on hold...

Happy Mother’s Day

This is my mom. This is my mom's mom and my mom's sister. She's also a mom. They are my sisters. They're both moms. I don't know how it's like to be a mom, but just seeing how much my mom had to endure to raise me, I...

Back home—Taiwan

I've spent almost just as much time in the States as I have in Taiwan over my lifetime. I've earned my education, met some of my best friends, and even started my career in the States, but Taiwan is still where I call home. (It's...