My name is Valentine, I am a junior interaction designer currently based in Shanghai and pursuing a Master's degree in transcultural design.
10 years ago I began my design journey by crafting labyrinth puzzles (the ones with the metal ball) out of empty packagings and other waste materials. I remember improving them overtime by adding new platforms and obstacles, and ending up with a Frankenstein-looking toy.
Fortunately, I've since improved my skills, and I've learned to channel my creativity to develop meaningful projects.
I grew up with a passion for finding solutions to real-life problems, and interaction design allows me to put this passion to good use.
I am passionate about understanding complex situations and users. I am trained at designing UI, UX, services, product, motion design, and coding (and I have recently started learning woodworking!) I like observing the people around me and developing solutions anchored in reality. Since I am currently pursuing a master's degree in transcultural design in Shanghai, China, I am used to perform research and analyze any context in order to bridge cultural differences.
In my spare time, you can find me playing videogames, reading about politics, or drawing badly proportionned characters. I've also been involved in the Collectif 404, a student association organizing design-themed events, where I was in charge of the communication and social media.