Shoutout to my team
Hey everyone. Here is my “last” post before I flew back to my country and visit my family. But no worries, I think I’ll be back in Fall 2023 and continue my journey as a design STA. From the 2022 Fall to the 2023 Spring, it has been a great year working as Design STA and meeting all of you! Thank you, Leilani, Luisa, Lorena, Thang, Marissa, Adrian, Daniela, and De’sha, for always being on my back of me and encouraging me to be a great designer and person. You guys are so nice to me and I love working with you!!! Isaiah, I hope you can have a great summer semester with this wonderful team, and let’s see if I get the chance to work with you (since I’m working on web design a lot)!
Valeria and Maddy-I are so grateful for your’s help in the entire year. I’m so glad that you can be my STA Manager and Art Director. You guys can always give me useful feedback by seeing my design with new eyes and being open to all design possibilities, and guiding me via different approaches. You teach me not only how to succeed as a designer but also how to be a more proactive, organized, and inspired person! Thanks for hiring me as an STA and allowing me to engage in these wonderful design projects and work in the team.
Also thank you to other LAITS staff and STA from other departments, as well as all the clients, for trusting me to work on all of projects and providing effective communications in terms of it.
What I’ve Learned
I’m glad that I can be one of the design STAs in LAITS and I’ve learned so much in the past year. I was a graphic designer as a design student but I’m interested in user interface and experience design. I appreciate that Maddy, Valerie, and our clients gave me the opportunities to work on CTX Retold, the UTFC website, and the Precursors, and help me out each time I stuck. I can tell I improve a lot from the experience and get more comfortable to use Figma for websites. I hope I can do more projects related to that shortly.
I also like other design tasks I did in the LAITS studio. I’m able to see some behind-screen story and a studio can work out with each component. I’m especially thankful for the STA presentation. It was my first public speaking in front of such a large group and I did it! It’s a tough process but my design team and Mike helped me succeed in the presentation. I hope I can do it better next time (if I get the chance!)
I’ll go back to Shanghai, China soon to visit my family and friends soon! I haven’t been back for two years and I’m getting excited about it. In China, I’ll also be a product design intern in the AI team at Tencent. It’s a Chinese Internet-based platform company and I believe that it’s getting more international these years. I’ll also spend several days in Los Angeles for vacations before I went back to Shanghai.
Thank you for this team! It’s really a greta time to work in LAITS as design STS and hope to see you guys soon! Here is my Linkedin and Portfolio Website! Feel free to walk through and connect with me. SEE YOU!