*aesthetics—One thing you should know about me is that I am dyslexic.
I misspell words all the time :(
Hi, nice to meet you. I'm Ian, a system and interaction designer, skeptic, and a type enthusiast. I graduated from the University of Washington Interaction Design program in 2020 and currently work as a system designer at Microsoft.
I love typography. My appreciation for type expands every day as I learn more about its history and development. I think how a designer uses and treats their type says a lot about them. It shows how detailed-oriented and observant they are and demonstrates their understanding of visual composition. In my practice, I prefer Swiss designs (International Typographic Style). The structured grid, san-serif type, and asymmetrical layouts create aesthetically pleasing visual compositions and the simplicity, legibility, and objectivity of Swiss designs seamlessly match my design practices and values.
Besides design, I also enjoy Cross-fit, hot yoga, a good glass of chardonnay, and a sunny day in Seattle. I am currently trying to finish 'Say what you mean' by Jay Sofer. If you have any feedback or questions about my work, or if you just want to reach out, please don't be shy!