jessica

the studio of jessica phan

About


Hi there, I'm Jessica Phan - a design generalist & goofball. As a maker & problem-solver, I'm improving and organizing the world with delightful experiences. Aside from art & design, my passion is to inspire & empower the creators and makers in others.


Currently, I'm working with a talented team, solving an interesting space where data, organizational behavior & human psychology intersects to help people reach their potential. Btw, we're hiring.

This is my pathway
to who I am today

20
16

writings


5 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions
for Designers in 2016

Featured on FastCo
& The Next Web

20
15

side project


Opened the
Bunnicorn Co. Shop

on Etsy

side project


Created Maneki-Neko Stickers

available on etsy

side project


Created a microsite called “15 Quotes for A Hodophile”

General Assembly


Guided young designers in the UX Design course

San Francisco

Zugata


Joined the team as
Founding Designer

Side Project


Designed the Spring 2015 Whitespace T-Shirt

Whitespace


Spoke about “10 Lessons as Founding Designer” at the finale

San Francisco

side project


Explored Hand-Lettering Animals

Featured on Tympanus

Whitespace


Participated in a product design apprenticeship program

Paired with startup, Zugata

Sequoia Capital


Created various illustrations for the “The Sales Ready Product Workshop”

Design First


Spoke about “Product Design & Prototyping”

New York

writings


Wrote about “6 Lessons from An Unemployed Designer”

Featured on Designer News

Im Home


Created various illustrations to communicate “bringing families together”

Healthlinx Tech


Designed a healthcare coordination product

20
14

Independent


Freelanced

ZURB


Spoke about “What is Product Design?”

99 Designs | Melbourne, Australia

ZURB


Hosted an “Ideation & Problem Solving Workshop”

Lean Startup | Melbourne, Australia

ZURB


Taught the Interface Design Sketching Course

ZURB University | Silicon Valley

20
13

Side project


Created a microsite (filled with bunnies and lessons) on my 26th birthday

ZURB


Joined the team as
Product Designer

General Assembly


Studied Front-End Web Development

Balsam Hill


Designed the interface for e-commerce mobile experience

Balsam Hill


Designed the Wintry Woodlands Christmas Wreath

20
12

Balsam Hill


Redesigned the e-commerce web experience

Balsam Brands


Became the
Lead Designer

General Assembly


Studied User Experience Design

Balsam Hill


Designed the Orchard Harvest Christmas Wreath

Balsam Hill


Designed the Heritage Spice Christmas Wreath

Balsam Hill


Designed the Mountain Meadow Christmas Wreath

20
10

Balsam Brands


Joined the team as
the Designer

Side Project


Started a fashion blog called “My BF Closet”

featured on Metro News

Academy of Art University


Went for a MFA in Graphic Design

incomplete

20
09

Balsam Brands


Contracted as a
Photoshop Assistant

San Jose State University


Received a BA in Design Studies

San Jose State University


Awarded A.S. 55 Award,

St. Saffold Leadership Scholarship,

Director's Awards for Excellence,

& RHA Scholarship

19
95

Sutro Children's Center


Awarded “Most Dramatic Artist & Most Cheerful”

19
87

San Francisco


Said hello to this white canvas world for the very first time