alyssa yang
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Hi! Thanks for finding your way here. My name is Alyssa (she/her) and I'm wrapping up my degree in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. My education has given me foundations in psychology, linguistics, and programming, with the flexibility to take classes in everything from asian american studies to landscape architecture.

I care about making experiences that are research-based and need-driven. Working with teams of all shapes and sizes, from a remote 12 person agency based in Mexico City to a global enterprise software company, have shaped how I collaborate with and serve solutions for folks from different backgrounds.

Most of my professional gigs are in digital UX design for web platforms, but I've also explored UX research, service experience design, VR game design, physical design, socially engaged art and 2D animation. Currently, I'm interested in learning how to design tools for inclusive online communities and democratized moderation.

Top of mind March 2020: COVID-19 design volunteer opportunities, Vulpeck live at MSG, ginger lemon tea, dreaming about The Fang, and Porco Rosso.


as DOT yang AT berkeley DOT edu
2019 portfolio


Product Designer, Facebook
(Seattle, August 2020 —)

Product Design Intern, Atlassian
(Mountain View, Summer 2019)

Product Design Intern, Disqus
(San Francisco, Summer 2018)

UI/UX Design Intern, Geekbears
(Berkeley, 2017-2018)


Advisor, President, Project Manager,
Project Mentor, Consultant,
Berkeley Innovation
(Berkeley, 2017-2020)

Gold Team Designer,
HEX Workshop Instructor Innovative Design
(Berkeley, Fall 2018)

Lecturer/Facilitator, Art for Animation DeCal
(Berkeley, Fall 2018)

Violinist, UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
(Berkeley, 2016-2018)

Undergraduate Researcher, Isacoff Lab
(Berkeley, 2017-2018)


Panotech, Ignite Grant via Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation (Berkeley, Spring 2020) and featured in Worth Ryder Gallery as a part of 99 Robots.

Fidgetblox, DES INV 190-2: Global Product Development via Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and HKUST
(Berkeley and Hong Kong, Spring 2019)