I'm Yuan

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

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 enjoy bringing creative ideas to life through strong empathy, systematic thinking and collaborative execution. I focus on building cross-team relationships, improving team culture and communications.

Besides design, I spend lots of time painting and crafting.  My art studio "Ink+Water" 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.