I'm Yuan

My name is Yuan ("you-en"). I'm an experience design lead at Airbnb, working on Guest Experiences.

I enjoy bringing creative ideas to life through strong empathy, systematic thinking and collaborative execution. I find fulfillment in leading by example, self learning & growing, and elevating the people around me. Right now, I'm an active mentor with Hexagon UX, an ambassador with Women In Innovation, a design jury member with dsgnrs.io.

I spent the past 3.5 years designing at Twitter, where I worked on projects from Growth & Onboarding, Abuse & Safety, to Tweets & Conversations. Prior to Twitter, I led the experience design of Firefox mobile products at Mozilla, and studied HCI at Carnegie Mellon University.

I love making art. Right now, I’m exploring the intersection of woven art, ink paint, and figurative drawing. My "Ink+Water" collection features a series of ink paintings inspired by Chinese classical poetry. My work was invited to a global group exhibit "Enter Into Art" in Cologne, Germany in 2017.

In addition, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 rescued kitties, salsa dancing, and urban gardening in the always chilly SF.