My name is Yichen. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Design degree in Interaction Design at the University of Washington, and I am currently a Product Design intern at Microsoft Surface.
Bachelor of Design, Interaction Design 2022
Cornell University
Design + Environmental Analysis 2019
HS Affiliated to Renmin Uni. (RDFZ)
IBDP 2018
IGCSE 2016
Experience design + research
Visual communication design
Motion design
Quick prototype + wireframe
Product Design Intern
June-September 2021
Web Designer
March-June 2021
UW Design Research Group
Design Research Assistant
Sepember-December 2020
Microsoft (Incoming)
June. 2021-Sep. 2021
UX Design Intern
Incoming 2021 summer Design Intern at Windows + Devices group.
Freelance Designer
Sep. 2017-Present
Visual Communication + Web Designer

Freelance graphic, interaction, and motion designer since 2017. Clients including student-run organizations, individuals, start-up companies, medical clinics, and real-estate agencies.
Directed Research Groups - University of Washington
Sep. 2020-Dec. 2020
IoT Design Research Assistant
Student research assistant under James Pierce's research in IoT(Internet of Things) Interaction Design group exploring future scenarios and problems.
Oct. 2018-Dec. 2019
Visual Communication Designer

Visual Communication Designer for branding, video producer and editor for student-run media organization. Clients: HHO, FrameWorld UW.
Design For America (UW)
Jan. 2019-Sep. 2019
Experience Designer + Researcher
DFA member at the University of Washington, using Human Centered Design to help dancer navigate themselves during injury-recover and other health care issues.
Nov. 2018-Feb. 2019
Visual Communication Design Volunteer

Designed pamphlets, invitation cards, etc. for Microsoft 2019 Chinese New Year celebration event on Redmond Campus; cooperated with Microsoft staff with event planning
RDFZ Design
Dec. 2015-June 2018
Co-founder + Chairman

Founded a student design organization dedicated to Design education, tutored over 60 students annually. Worked with local education institute in Beijing and invited faculty from ArtCenter College of Design, RISD, etc. for workshop and college prep. talks.
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Seattle, WA
©Yichen Xie 2021