Empathy empowered me when I designed for the homeless and road constructors as a student; it inspired me when I did the research of Generation Xers and the elderly people in my 20s.
Regardless of occupation, age or any other gaps, I succeeded in understanding all the target users' pains and desires.
In the highly interdisciplinary environment provided by CMU, my role shifted among product manager, designer and occasionally engineer from project to project.
Understanding other roles’ capabilities and responsibilities guaranteed the efficiency of our work and promised the quality of our deliverables.
An innovator works 24/7 - not only for school or work, but also for the passion inside her heart.
Enchanted by the complexity of humanity, the power of technology and the infinity of imagination, I enjoy absorbing new information, experimenting with new techniques, huntng for new opportunities and tackling new challenges.
Vanessa worked with Launchpilots and was in charge of designing website layout, wireframes and making client reports visually for major brands like Red Bull. Her positive can-do attitude has been a great addition to Launchpilots and I'm sure she will be great asset to any team she joins in the future!
Jah Ying Chung
I had the pleasure of working with Vanessa on 360showings: her enthusiasm was visible from the onset at Startup Weekend. She has an very talented eye for design, and her skill set is a great asset as we move forward. I would be happy to recommend Vanessa for any position that can use her design and visual talents.
Your clients were very happy with their interactions with you, and thrilled with the deliverable. You did a wonderful job managing their expectations, and working diligently to get a product they could work with in the future.
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Vanessa was an invaluable member of the Pastport team. Her work ethic, careful attention to detail, and beautiful designs helped transform our idea into a fully functional app. We couldn’t have done it without her!