2014 - NOW
Silicon Valley is the dream land
for the world's smartests ones to come here,
and create the world's greatest products.
The peaceful but passionate cities in the bay,
are telling the inspiring stories of the big names.
"This is the journey I will need in my life."
I quit my job and decided to move forward,
despite the fact that I might will have to
start all over again, career wise.
It was quite an adventure going back to school.
Designing for free, impossibly tight deadlines,
and pretending being patient for
all sorts of critiques. 😉
...To be honest, I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the good and bad times in AAU,
it felt like I was young again in my 20s,
and I'm proud of what I have accomlished.
But, what's next...?
2002 - 2014
"12 years of climbing up...
but is this the life you wanted?"
Graduated in 2002 with a BFA in graphic design,
I still remembered that hot summer day
when I stood outside the Sina's office building,
holding my life's first job offer in my hand,
with a sweaty face and fast heart beat.
It was a wonderful 12-year. 🕶️
The first 5 years of life in Sina was unforgetable,
it felt like a time again back in college,
full of friendships and projects, and growing ups.
And 2 years in Baidu, as a Senior UX Manager,
led a team, built a brand and a platform.
In 2009 I started daxpix studio,
published three photo books in Asia,
with over 20k copies sold, (by 2014)
created the unique interactive experiences with
the photos and videos I made by myself.
And before I left Beijing, I was the CEO of MOKO,
the company that required my studio.
1978 - 2002
I'm always looking
for a place to start a new life,
or maybe to settle down,
in a city where can give me the same sunshine,
fluffy clouds, sea breeze and the comfort,
like all in my childhood memories.
Yantai is a small city by the sea.
The house we used to live was
only 2 to 3 minutes walk from the beach.
I always loved the summer in Yantai,
not the burning hot kind.
I could hear the sound of the sea waves,
floating with the wind straight to the back yard,
where I used to spend my whole afternoon
playing with brothers and sisters,
and doze off in a rattan chair with snails and insects
under the shade of the grapevine.
Golden memories never die. ❤️