About

Hello, I'm currently getting a Master Degree at University of Pennsylvania in the Integrated Product Design Program, with a focus on technology, smart toys, entrepreneurship, and mechatronics. Prior to coming to the IPD program, I have worked on several products at Hasbro in both the brand furReal and LPS after I graduated from Drexel Product Design Program in 2016.

I create experience that resonates with other people through the lens of play. I believe design is a universal language that connects the world. It allows intuitive interaction between people and the objects around them.

 

Education

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Integrated Product Design
July 2017 - Present (Anticipated Graduation - May 2019)

Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Product Design
September 2012 - June 2016

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Experience

Hasbro, furReal, Littlest Pet Shop
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Associate Product Designer Temp, October 2016 - August 2017

Hasbro, Imbedded Innovation
Providence, Rhode Island
Intern, April - September, 2015

City Council of Councilman At-Large David Oh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Intern, May - September, 2014

Free Music Festival
Hangzhou, China
Founder, 2012 - 2015

 

Press

20 Highlights from ICFF 2016

http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/May-2016/20-Highlights-from-ICFF-2016/

Best Picks from ICFF 2016: Most Unique Design

http://learn.fohlio.com/best-picks-icff-2016-unique/

Innovation Magazine: Drexel University IDSA

https://issuu.com/idsa.innovation/docs/innovation_winter14_/68?e=0/10845158

Game Changer: How One Senior Played Her Co-op Into a Thesis

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/February/Danielle-Chen-Co-op/

 

Recognition

ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
May 14th - 17th, 2016

IDSA Philadelphia Student Merit Award
University of Arts, Philadelphia
April 12th, 2016

 

Skills

Design Skills

  • Digital and Physical Prototyping
  • Sketching
  • 3D Printing
  • Sewing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Video Editing
  • Precision Metal Machining
  • Sculpting
  • Ceramics
  • Screenprinting
  • Woodturning
  • CNC Routing
  • Human Centered Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Branding Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Design Research
  • Interviewing skills
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Problem Solving

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Zbrush
  • Solidworks
  • Arduino
  • MakerBot
  • Alias
  • Rhino
  • Keyshot
  • iMovie
  • Premiere
  • Photoshop
  • Sketchup
  • Microsoft Office Suite