I'm a starry-eyed realist whos dream big, thinks deeply, and crafts with care.

I dream of new ways to create better day-to-day interactions. I think meticulously through various possibilities and contemplate the options to pave a path to the solution. And I bring the idea to life with sincerity, purpose, and an open-mind.
Me, in my natural element and truly at peace.
(photo taken at Charm School, the best ice cream shop in Richmond, VA)

My ingredients to life...

A dash of love for mysteries.

The unknown thrills and challenges me. Veronica Mars was my long-time role model. By high school, I read the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes. In college, I had the most fun one could have while writing a research paper on the BBC show, Sherlock.

A spoonful of Asian-American influences.

Born and raised in a China, I moved to America at age 9. As a child of two cultures, I learned to balance between being flexible enough to quickly adjust to new situations and holding firm to my own values.

A pinch of artistic soul.

I took a bunch of extra classes (violin, ballet, piano...) growing up. Visual arts was the only one that made a permanent place inside my heart. I majored in Fine Arts during my college years, and now it's my daily inspiration.

A zest of appreciation for storytelling.

When I was younger, I read a lot of novels and watched way too many films in hopes to learn English. It succeeded in improving my comprehension levels and taught me lessons that couldn't be grasped in real life.

As a Designer...

I first discovered the power of purposeful design while studying Graphic Design at VCUarts. My education there sparked my interest to join VCU daVinci Center’s Product Innovation program, where I worked on interdisciplinary teams to tackle business and human-centric problems. I wished to continue specializing in making meaningful impacts through design by pursing VCU Brandcenter's Master's Program in Experience Design.

Contact

rachzh@gmail.com

804-543-0581