hello! i'm ariel.
designer, learner & adventurer.
I bring a multidisciplinary, human-centered approach and a growth mindset into my design process and craft. Throughout my career, I traversed cultures and environments to pursue my passion, having moved from Hong Kong to Seattle and London and transitioned from startups, agencies, and in-house to a consultancy firm. In whatever context, I am eager to learn new skills and empathize with diverse methods to build meaningful solutions with purpose and impact.
I drive brand & digital innovation in the EMEA region at Lippincott, a creative consultancy renowned for making the world's leading brands. Previously, I promoted inclusive design at Airbnb with digital accessibility and globalization systems. I also created visual storytelling brands at Branding Records, web and information design at Rationale, and brand and product development for various B2C startups.
Outside of design, my evolving interests include all kinds of systems (interior, architecture, gaming, ethnography, etc.), psychoanalytical documentaries, educational podcasts, music genres with indie alternative influence, global cultures, homemade recipes, and prints & crafting for my Etsy.
let's connect
Say hello at chan.ariellh@gmail.com.
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my career 
An overview of my experiences, skills & toolkit
University of Washington  •  Seattle
BDes, Visual Communication Design (2020)
Dean’s List 2016–2020
Cornell University  •  New York 
(Jun - Jul 2015)
Summer College, Design Environmental Analysis 
IDEO U  •  London
(Dec 2021)

Design for Change 5-week course
Lippincott  •  London
Designer (Jan 2021 - present)

Client list: Nokia, John Lewis Finance, Vueling, SABIC, Al Ghurair, 
Ariel Chan Design  •  Remote
Freelance Designer (March 2020 - present)
Client list: Grab Specialty Foods, Joho Tek, Rationale, R&S, relaz, Sol Technologies
Branding Records  •  Hong Kong
Brand/UI Designer (Sept 2020 - Jan 2021)
Client list: mCloud, Pearly Lustre, blüüm, fonus, ADIB
Airbnb  •  San Francisco
Experience Design Intern (Jun - Sept 2019)
Tink Labs  •  Hong Kong
UX/UI Intern (Jul - Sept 2018)
Adobe Creative Suite
Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, InDesign
Microsoft, iWork, G-Suite
UX/UI Design
Interface, Wireframing, Prototyping
Design Systems
Component libraries, Digital accessibility
UX Research
Auditing, Surveying, Workshops, Customer Testing, Design Methods
Logo, Visual System, Illustration, Iconography, Packaging
Presentation, Education, Client relations