An illustration of Lilian

You found Lilian,
a product designer
living in New York.

I research, draw, design, and code.
Creating playful tools is my love.

Let's connect on LinkedIn Check out my up-to-date resume!Visit my GitHub page

Design Projects

Jun - Aug 2019 (3 months)

Race to Hunts Point

A board game named Race to Hunts Point

Game Design

This summer, three designers/artists/creative technologists created an educational board game about NYC Food Distribution System for high schoolers.

FWRD Fellowship

  • Role: Researcher, Graphic Designer
  • Team: 1 Industrial Designer, 1 Creative Technologist
HOW WE DID IT
6 min Read
Feb - May 2018 (4 months)

Fractal Play

A tabletop game called Fractal Play

Product Design, Data Visualization

I wrote an algorithm to run simulations for designing a construction kit about learning fractals.
  • Role: Product Designer, Game Designer
  • Individual Project
HOW I DID IT
3 mins Read
Sep - Dec 2017 (4 months)

Math Heroes

An educational AR app named Math Heroes

Product Design

We created an AR math game for middle school students to learn algebra in a tangible way.
  • Role: Product Designer
  • Team: 2 Educators, 2 MBA students, 2 Cognitive Scientists
HOW WE DID IT
2 mins Read
Jun 2015 - May 2016 (1 year)

Wreddygo

A learning toolkit for preschooler

Product Design

We partnered with an occupational therapy center to collaborate on learning tools for preschoolers to improve visual attention skills through play.

IDEA Finalist

  • Role: Product Designer, Visual Designer
  • Team: 1 Product Designer, 1 Software Engineer, 1 Hardware Engineer
HOW WE DID IT
3 mins Read
Jul - Dec 2018 (6 months)

Story2 Design System

A design system

UXUI Design

I interned at an EdTech startup and helped the product team establish a design system for a faster development cycle and scalable products.
  • Role: UXUI Design Intern
  • Team: 2 Developers, 1 Project Manager
HOW I DID IT
4 mins Read

Design Blogs

Code Projects

May 2019

Leaf Growth Simulation

Javascript, WebGL

I wrote a web-based simulation for K5+ students to explore leaf growth process.
View Git Repo
Mar - May 2018

Drawing App

Java, Android, Firebase

After taking 2 semesters of Java class, I programmed an Android drawing app.
WATCH DEMOView Git Repo
Dec 2017

Computational Form

Java

I probed New Year's resolutions from users and generated forms with their inputs.
WATCH DEMOView Git Repo
Jun 2018

Leaf Modeler

Python, Grasshopper

I studied Manual of Leaf Architecture and wrote a program to model leaves with various shapes.
WATCH DEMO

You’re still here?
Lovely! Let’s connect.

You might have some questions like other interviewers did...

Why do you focus on designing educational products?

I like to think of ways to best use my design power and make an exponential impact. Design for learning is one of those, I believe.

What makes you a better designer?

I've been curious about how people internalize new information; that led me to pursue a second degree in education and spend two years reading and talking about how people learn. I like to read/research extensively on problems before jumping in design so that I can make data-informed design decisions.

What's the story behind your logo?

Great question:) It's a balloon flying overseas. A metaphor of me leaving my family and my hometown (in case you didn't know, it's Taipei, Taiwan 🇹🇼) to start a new adventure.

What do you enjoy doing?

A snapshot of my weekend:
Go volunteering at a community farm, get inspirations from store windows on Madison Ave, find answers in books (from Strand), and create my own tea blend with spices.

What’s your superpower?

The ability to adapt quickly.

(🥁) Hiring a playful designer for your team?

let's chat :)
© 2019 Lilian Yi-Hsuan Lin
Made with 💙 in Queens