me sitting on a hold sticking out of the wall at the bouldering gym

Hey, I'm Aspen

Hey, I'm Aspen. I'm a Product Designer who thinks in systems, currently based in Seattle, WA. I just graduated with my Master's in Human Computer Interaction + Design from the University of Washington.

Previously, I was a product designer working with the government of Singapore designing its nationwide identity app for 3.5 million residents. I prioritized inclusiveness and accessibility heavily while designing and shipping multiple features in a space that required high levels of trust and privacy of users' personal data. During that time, I also spearheaded the creation of the app's design system that new features are now built on.

Born and raised in Singapore, I went through a primarily science-based education, but made a pivot to pursue my undergraduate degree in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States.

My multi-faceted background in both the arts and sciences were pivotal in my journey to becoming a product designer. I also intuitively make considerations beyond the screens thanks to my experiences designing both physical and digital products. As a product designer, I find balance between functionality, scalability, aesthetics, and context of usage when creating products and systems.

Outside of work, you can find me bouldering, playing soccer, or hanging out with friends.

Feel free to reach for a chat, or coffee, or a climbing session!

typical day of bouldering

i did not pose for this, completely candid

i'm the wizard-of-oz