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Christie
Tang
I was an adventurer like you, until I took an arrow to the knee
When I close my eyes all I see is UI
What would you say y'do here?
Christie
Tang
Product
Designer
Product
Designer

Yo, I’m Christie. I’m a UI/UX and product designer based in Los Angeles with a degree in psychology. I’m currently at TrueCar as a Senior Product Designer, and I’m also part of the selected jury at Awwwards. My designs have a clean and modern aesthetic with experience ranging from video game, entertainment, consumer brands, automotive, and financial companies.

I grew up in Seattle, lived in Shanghai, and went to university in Boston. I adapt quickly to new environments and take inspiration from all of my experiences. Common adjectives people have used to describe me are: resourceful, open-minded, independent, straightforward, ambitious, quirky, and curious.

Writer

During my free time I like to write design articles and other topics I am passionate about such as psychology and the ketogenic lifestyle. My writing style is pretty much how I talk; hyper-casual, sarcastic, and a little bit crass. My article on design patents got featured in OneZero, and for a brief moment of stardom I was one of the top 5 design writers on Medium.

I like to watch anime, headbang to dubstep, and play video games. Fun fact, my first full-time job was working for a professional League of Legends team. And one day I will become hokage as I train my way up to black belt in karate. Boba is my religion and keto is my lifestyle. I’m also a great parallel parker.

Bonafide
Nerd
Bonafide
Nerd

I like to watch anime, headbang to dubstep, and play video games. Fun fact, my first full-time job was working for a professional League of Legends team. And one day I will become hokage as I train my way up to black belt in karate. Boba is my religion and keto is my lifestyle. I’m also a great parallel parker.

Past lives
Swimmer

I swam competitively for 9 years and in high school I was captain of our Varsity Swim Team. In college I played on the women’s club water polo team as sprinter. Yes water polo is super hard.

Researcher

Before design, I had originally wanted to be a UX Researcher and spent three years working in an academic psychophysics lab. My work was later published in a paper in PNAS, a highly esteemed psychology journal as second author.

Business owner

From 2016-2020 I founded Tangy Design as a sole proprietor and sold hand painted water color designs. The designs were mainly of cell phone cases, sold online but also at pop up shops at various artisan markets in LA.

Event manager

I organized three large scale company events for Gaotime for their annual sports day. There were about 250 attendees and I had a lot of fun planning all the small details. I’m also usually the go-to person for fun events and food ordering at work.

Awards
FEATURED SITE OF THE DAY

Mindsparkle Mag (2020)

EDITOR'S PICK

Bestfolios (2020)

PORTFOLIO - HONORABLE MENTION

Awwwards (2020)

TOP WRITER IN DESIGN

Medium (2019)

FIRST PLACE

The Designership Design Competition (2017)

SECOND PLACE

Sketch Together Design Competition (2017)

STAR AWARD

Optimity Advisors (2017)

DEAN’S LIST
(7/7 SEMESTERS)

Boston University

MAGNA CUM LAUDE
(TOP 15% IN GRADUATING CLASS)

Boston University

OUTSTANDING STUDENT RESEARCHER AWARD

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

COACHES’ CHOICE AWARD

Boston University Women’s Water Polo

CWPA WOMEN’S SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM HONORS (SUPERIOR)

Collegiate Water Polo Association

COACHES’ CHOICE AWARD

Shanghai American School Varsity Swim Team

Into the Wild

Selected articles of my writing. Feel free
to follow me on Medium @christiet

WRITTEN ABOUT ME
TrueCar Employee Spotlight: Christie Tang, Senior UX Designer
Published in Truecar Blog | May 30th, 2019
FEATURED
From Like Buttons to Message Bubbles: The UX Designs You Can’t Use
Published in OneZero | April 12th, 2019
PUBLICATION
Task-driven visual exploration at the foveal scale
Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) | March 19th, 2019
Responsive Grids and How to Actually Use Them
Published in UX Collective | Apr 18th, 2019
Your Happiness on a Scale From 1 to 72
Published on May 19th, 2019
A Designer’s Secret Weapons
Published in Modus | May 26th, 2019
2019 Design in Review
Published in UX Collective | Dec 20th, 2019
Forget Slack. Discord is The Best Messaging App I’ve Ever Used
Published in UX Collective | Apr 18th, 2019
Responsive grids and how to actually use them: common UI layouts
Published in UX Collective | Apr 25th, 2020
Accessibility and what it really means
Published in UX Collective | Jun 1st, 2020
FEATURED
Bestfolio Editor's Pick Feature
Featured in Bestfolios | Jul 4th, 2020