I am Dio Chen.
I build digital products optimized for an engaging experience
How I Design
User-centric & Business Focused
Balancing user and stakeholders' voices. Ideating and testing solutions to solve business and user needs.
Analytical & Technical
Gathering qualitative and quantitative data of end users. Considering technical restrictions and timelines.
Creative & Aesthetic
Creating visual languages for the product which communicates core brand values to achieve a complete experience
I led the digital marketing and growth design team for Paragon One, a career-focused online education company, backed by YC. Before that, I co-founded and built MasFocus.
I have consulted for more than 20 digital products and brands in various industries. I've also taught design and creative direction in workshops around New York and China.
I received my M.F.A in Filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and B.A in Advertising Design at Shenzhen University.
Things I love
Getting lost in nature with my border collie, writing sci-fi stories, and exploring new countries (40+ and counting) to get inspiration and further fuel my creativity.