She studied abroad in Copenhagen in her junior year with an intense architecture studio. Being immersed in a design ecosystem, she discovered a good design ranging from urban scale to a tea cup can touch lives in the minutest detail. Her approach to design-problem solving , keen observation and unerstanding.

flexibility & creativity & sustainability

in her senior thesis, she attempted to a year-long research & design project

a pop-up modular building structure + ancient Chinese garden motif

Caren started her design career with an architectural design focus at Wesleyan University, a place transformed my life.  china to the US , economics, psychology, environmental science, and she was art, architecture and design.

paradox of complexity of things

having lived in cities, tokyo (2015, summer ) copenhagen (2016, spring) and beiing (2017-2018)

travelled to many cities, urban

drawing has been her medium since a child,

hands dirty with charcoals and color crayons 

her interests to build her skills around still drawings

drawing and visual art making is an essential

living necesity for her to express.

ambience 

​whether analog or digital, she is not restrained to use any kinds of medium to collage, build, play for 

a function

a feeling

a piece of memory

her design "hybrid". materials

"to bridge/connect/create" 

its not surprising that she also communicate through graphic design,​ 

whether for branding, or her friend's birthday and party flyers.

expand her medium to coding/technology.

 

as an avid tech enthusiast the internet to self teach digital/coding  here!!

bring my multidisciplinary design/thinking skills 

interesting note that she and her boss of her first full-time job co-created a position

"design strategist"

inter-personal skills

creative direction,interactive project