Breaking the Rules: One Designer’s Journey from Science to Tech

Tessa Chung believes that rules are meant to be broken.

She has a habit of thinking outside of the box and tackling any challenge that comes her way. As a designer, Tessa works on everything from developing mobile app experiences to designing packaging for home textiles. Before she dove into the design world, Tessa had an entire other career in science.

After ten years in lab, Tessa felt less and less fulfilled with her daily work. So she took her happiness into her own hands and started taking design classes at night. From there it was a bumpy road, but today she works as a Product Designer at AOL Alpha in California.

Read our interview with Tessa to learn how she made the jump from science into tech, how her about.me page helped her get a job, and her thoughts on virtual reality. Don’t forget to visit her page to check out her design portfolio.

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