About

SWU Who?

Early seniority in UX Product Design (1+ years) from transitioning from four industries simultaneously (9+ years in web design, web development, education, and hospitality), which makes me a Product Dino. I am a Canadian national with mixed Asian ethnicity, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Currently on a freelance design journey to learn and grow. Also available for full-time or new opportunities to collaborate.

  

I specialize in design thinking, product design, and interaction design. I help individuals/companies use the best-fit design tactics for them in their strategy to transform themselves. I enjoy designing for customer experience, ethics, and problem spaces

SWU Travels to Rotterdam and Paris

Activities I enjoy away from the computer are baking, reading, jogging, hiking, travelling to absorb culture and facts. I shoot hoops on Dribbble, 3-pointers on Behance, and previously blogged on WordPress.com for habitual content writing.

411 Background

I fell into the UX field when I was at Vancouver's technical school (VFS Digital Design). I unknowingly absorbed UX goodness while I was educating students on how to code websites. What my background brings to UX and product:

  • Web Design - Employed usability and visually appealing graphics
  • Web Development - Technical know-how to Google and asked for help when needed
  • Education - Taught design students to think in the real world. Developers are OK. Tip: Figure out how to build that trust with them...
  • Hospitality - Retained customers with conflict resolution and employed satisfactory service
  • General Science - Used the scientific approach for user research and turn data into QED (Quod Erat Demonstrandum)
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Notable Testimonials

...Stephanie is an excellent worker who will get the job done while being an excellent supportive team member. She is reliable and I knew I could always count on her. Staff and students alike would often ask her for help where she gained the rightful nickname "Master Wu"...

- Kyle, Sr. Motion Designer / Educator / Entrepreneur

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Career Highlights

  • Shipped and serviced large scale hospitality events like Vancouver Winter Olympics (2010), Bollywood Awards (2013), and HSBC Canada Rugby Sevens (2018+)
  • Awarded Rotary Club Chinatown Award (2005) for 500+ hours volunteering