Mary Tsai

Mary Tsai

MDes

Hi, I'm Mary.

I’m currently pursuing my Master’s in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University.

I am from Philadelphia and previously worked as an architect for a few years after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. My firm specialized in zoo and exhibit design and as project manager, I often had to coordinate between designers, contractors, engineers, and clients. My experience in architecture influenced my way of thinking as a designer and I try to incorporate that perspective into my projects and designs. 

I decided to transition from architecture to Interaction and UX/UI Design once I realized that my strengths and design sense were more aligned with the interactive and product design industry. 

With a background in architecture (and LEED projects), sustainability and material design have become my main focus. 

In my free time, you'll find me in the woodshop, painting, or playing music!