A UX Designer with a background in Engineering.

Hello! Nice to meet you.
I’m Neroli, currently finishing my last year of Electrical Engineering at McGill University while working part time as a Product Designer at Korbit AI.
Engineering
I went into Electrical Engineering because I was somewhat interested in electricity and circuits. I used to build portable chargers with mint tins myself, and have attempted (and failed) building a BB-8 with my friends in my last year of High School. I still very enjoy the problem solving and hands-on aspect of Engineering, although I’ve come to realize that it is not something that I want to do as a career.
Illustration and Graphic Design
To ‘compensate’ for the lack of creative expression in Engineering school, I turned to illustration and graphic design as a side-hustle. It was a wild ride from doing hand lettering on Instagram to getting my first freelance client, and since then I’ve completed projects ranging from branding to album cover design, and in the past summer, illustration for Hypercare’s website.
Product Design
Despite somewhat enjoying both Engineering and Illustration & Graphic Design, I knew deep down that I wanted something different as a career. That’s when I stumbled across Product/UX/UI Design, a perfect combination of tech + visual design + human + problem solving that I’ve been looking for. From that moment on, I’ve been actively seeking opportunities in this area, from doing side projects with friends, joining clubs, working on start-up ideas (you get a lot of those if you’re in Engineering), participating in Hackathons, to getting an internship at an Insurance startup in Hong Kong.
Outside of work...
I travel, backpack, hike, cook, nap, play instruments, eat, camp, and game. Before COVID-19 I used to go on backpacking trips every summer (which was arguably the highlight of the year) and I especially enjoy nature-ry places, as compared to tourist spots in cities.
Illustration and Graphic Design
To ‘compensate’ for the lack of creative expression in Engineering school, I turned to illustration and graphic design as a side-hustle. It was a wild ride from doing hand lettering on Instagram to getting my first freelance client, and since then I’ve completed projects ranging from branding to album cover design, and in the past summer, illustration for Hypercare’s website.
Outside of work...
I travel, backpack, hike, cook, nap, play instruments, eat, camp, and game. Before COVID-19 I used to go on backpacking trips every summer (which was arguably the highlight of the year) and I especially enjoy nature-ry places, as compared to tourist spots in cities.
Hello! Nice to meet you.
I’m Neroli, currently finishing my last year of Electrical Engineering at McGill University while working part time as a Product Designer at Korbit AI.
Engineering
I went into Electrical Engineering because I was somewhat interested in electricity and circuits. I used to build portable chargers with mint tins myself, and have attempted (and failed) building a BB-8 with my friends in my last year of High School. I still very enjoy the problem solving and hands-on aspect of Engineering, although I’ve come to realize that it is not something that I want to do as a career.
Product Design
Despite somewhat enjoying both Engineering and Illustration & Graphic Design, I knew deep down that I wanted something different as a career. That’s when I stumbled across Product/UX/UI Design, a perfect combination of tech + visual design + human + problem solving that I’ve been looking for. From that moment on, I’ve been actively seeking opportunities in this area, from doing side projects with friends, joining clubs, working on start-up ideas (you get a lot of those if you’re in Engineering), participating in Hackathons, to getting an internship at an Insurance startup in Hong Kong.

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