Kalen Wong - Product Designer

Creative problem-solver, human-centered product designer, artist. I have a history of leading product breakthroughs by discovering, inventing, and designing experiences that empower and connect with people. I work with both fantasy & reality in equal measure, and believe in applying research fundamentals to inform design.

I work best in innovative environments that nurture invention and on products that call for inventive discovery. I get joy from fostering a supportive environment that inspires and motivates designers to succeed.

Awards:
Microsoft Inventor Award (Xbox)
Microsoft Gold Star Award (Advertising) University of Washington Capstone Judge's Choice Award (Human Centered Design graduate capstone)

Experience:
(Focus Areas) Human-centered design, Human-Computer interaction, Visual communication, Cross-group collaboration.

Outside work I use art to create new persectives to life and beauty around us, (www.kalenwong.com) and I develop practical self-defense techniques for women (www.womensmartdefense.com).

From a web designer to support engineer, then a detour to graduate school and returned as a product designer, these experiences allow me to approach problems from different perspectives and depth.
Career history at a glance.