2014 - NOW
Silicon Valley, the dreamland,
where the world's brightest minds converge,
and creating the world's greatest products.
The peaceful but passionate cities by the bay,
echoing inspiring tales of the giants.
"This is the journey I seek in life."
In 2014, I made a bold decision
to quit my job and move forward,
fully aware that I might have to
start all over again, career wise.
It was quite an adventure but to be honest,
I enjoyed it all. I cherished every moment,
the good and bad times, the highs and lows,
it made me feel young again like in my 20s.
And I take immense pride in what I have
accomplished during this journey.
But, what's next...?
2002 - 2014
Graduated with a BFA in graphic design,
I still vividly recall that hot summer day in 2002,
standing outside Sina's office building,
with my life's first job offer in hand,
my face was sweaty and my heart
racing with excitement.
Unforgettable first 5 years at Sina,
reminiscent of college days:
friendships, projects, and growth.
2 years at Baidu as Senior UX Manager,
leading a team, building brand and platform.
Founded daxpix studio in 2009,
published three photo books in Asia
with 200k+ copies sold (by 2014).
In my final years in Beijing,
I served as the CEO of MOKO,
the company that acquired daxpix studio.
12 years of climbing up, but...
was this the life I truly wanted?
1978 - 2002
Yantai, a charming seaside town,
where my childhood house
was merely a 2 to 3 minutes stroll
away from the beach.
I always loved the summer,
not the scorching kind. The sound of
the gentle sea waves would drift with
the breeze to our backyard, where I spent
afternoons playing with my siblings
and dozing off in a rattan chair
amid snails and insects, beneath
the soothing shade of the grapevine.
As I've grown up, I continue to search for
some place to start anew, a place to call home,
a city that offers the same sunshine,
fluffy clouds, sea breeze and
comforting atmosphere, reminiscent of
my childhood memories
that never age.