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I believe in creating delightful and engaging experiences in the physical and digital world.

 

 
 
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Liana is short.

She also is a:

I believe that design is a tool for creating a better understanding between people and products, thinking about our future world, and creating unobtrusive yet immersive experiences. I love designing around constraints, pushing my abilities to their outer edges and challenging my creativity.

When I'm not designing, you can find me doodling on post it notes.

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2015 with a BFA in industrial design.

Drop me a line!  hello@lianakong.com

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Nest Interaction Designer

August 2015  - present
Working on the platform design team that works across all Nest products, helping create a more connected world and a thoughtful home.

Pebble Design Contractor

October 2014 - June 2015
Working with the Marketing and Community team to generate images for advertising, social media, and press.

Pebble UX/UI Intern

May - August 2014 | Palo Alto, CA
Developed ideas for future products, including the implementation of a color screen on the Pebble Time user interface, designed a watchface generator mobile application.

Atomic Interactive UX/UI Intern

June - November 2013 | Moraine, OH
Worked on launching a new version of and improving the user experience of the sitemapping web application Slickplan. 

Carnegie Mellon School of Design Office assistant, teaching assistant, student ambassador

January 2013 - present | Pittsburgh, PA
Assisting in office duties, TA for the fall sophomore industrial design studio Meaning of Form, and helping run portfolio reviews for applying high school seniors.