About

πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I am a product designer, game designer and developer, artist, blogger and engineering student.

🌟 My goal is to create digital experiences that people enjoy while making a social impact.

πŸŽ“ Education

I am a Computer Science and Engineering graduate student at Santa Clara University. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree with a major in Bioengineering and minor in Computer Science/Engineering in June 2019.

I am also a design fellow for Students Who Design, and completed a 12-week intensive product design bootcamp.

🎨 Experience and Project Highlights

During the summer of 2019, I interned as a Virtual Reality Robotic Game Developer at Intuitive Surgical. Outside of work and school, I create virtual reality games, do freelance design and art, and have my own art merchandise line to sell online and at conventions through my art business, Candyleaf Designs. I have a passion for promoting healthy living through my blog, youtube channel, and social media with a total following of over 35,000.

πŸ‘₯ Community

I have been blogging since 2014 on Tumblr. I also have multiple Instagram accounts dedicated to lifestyle, food art, drawing, and boba. I occasionally make YouTube videos, too. You can also find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

I also hold leadership positions in school, manage online communities, and host meetups regularly.

πŸ“š Background

I began my journey in design as a kid, with a goal of becoming a game designer or anime artist, but decided to pursue bioengineering/pre-med in the beginning of college to become a neurosurgeon with an MD-PhD.

I have since found my passion for design again halfway through college. Here is my career journey presentation about combining art and technology that I presented to high school students.

πŸ’¬ Contact

I am open to collaborations and messages. I am grateful for everyone who has helped me find what I want to do today and would love to give back, too. You are welcome to email me at graceling08@gmail.com or contact me on social media.