Hi! I create experience in digital and physical environments.

Design Digital and
Brand Experience

For the past 3 years, I have been the communications designer at GLUCK+, a firm known for architect-led design-build. My mission is to communicate the firm’s expertise in design and construction through various means and touchpoints, including diagramming/infographics, managing and preparing RFP responses, web design, marketing brochure, email newsletter, etc.

GLUCK+ News Section Refresh Make the news section more visually engaging.︎

Responsive Site, UX, Wireframes, Visual Design

GLUCK+ Mobile Site Redesign Expand the mobile experience.︎

Responsive Site, UX, Prototyping, Site Map, Visual Design

Design Physical Environment

When I design spaces, I always put users’ needs and wants first. I believe architecture shape the way we experience and perceive our environment. With the development of technology, our environment will become more intelligent and interactive, and that’s the future I would like to imagine.

A.D.A.P.T. A participatory and immersive theater that blurs the lines between performer and audience and creates moments of surprise.

Environment Design

About Ya

I am a designer and storyteller. With background in architecture, communications design, and engineering, I think about user experience as a holistic concept across digital to physical environment. To me, storytelling is an essential tool for design. You are welcome to contact me for collaboration.

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General Assembly, User Experience Design
New York, NY, 2018

University of Michigan, Master of Architecture
Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-201

The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Hong Kong, 2009-2012


Freelance Designer
New York, NY, 2019 - Present

, Communications and Architectural Design
New York, NY, 2016-2019

RVTR | University of MIchigan
, Design and Research Assistant
Ann Arbor, MI, 2015-2016

Design Earth | MIT & University of Michigan
, Design and Research Collaborator
Cambridge, MA & Ann Arbor, MI, 2013-2016

Urbanus, Architectural Intern
Beijing, China, 2014


Young Architects Competition, 2017
Observatory House Competition, Gold Mention [Among Top 7 Worldwide]

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2017
Architectural Education Award, Faculty Design Award

The Architect’s Newspaper, 2016
Best of Design Award, Representation, Honorable Mention

The Expanded Environment, 2015
Expanded Environment Awards: MONSTER, First Place

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, 2014
Blank Space, Honorable Mention

Published Works

“Visions to Save the Planet”, Domus, Feb 2019.

R. Ghosn, E. Jazairy. Geostories, 2018.

“University Faculty Develop Pop-Up Eye Clinic for Regions Lacking Consistent Care Options”, The Michigan Daily, Nov 30, 2016.

“Pacific Aquarium,“ After Belonging: Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit, Lars Müller, 2016.

“Protean Prototypes: Urban Platforms for Appropriation”, OASE #96 Social Poetics: The Architecture of Use and Appropriation, Jun 2016.

Citation. R. Ghosn. “8Mile Baseline: A Dialectical Image of The Urban Crisis,” Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 69, Issue 1, Crisis, 2015.

“Detroit S.A.R.,” Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, 2014.

Visual contents produced at GLUCK+ were published on Architectural Design, Wallpaper*, Dezeen, ArchDaily, etc.

Skills (Expertise)

User Experience Design
Sketch, Invision

Architectural Design
Rhino + Vray, AutoCAD, Revit, Grasshopper, Maya

Graphic Design, Illustration, and Visual Storytelling
Adobe Creative Suite, Tablau, Hand Drawing

Skills (Exposure)

Integrated Online Marketing, Google Analytics

Project Management
Microsoft Project, Traditional and Agile Project Management Theories and Tools

C++, CSS, HTML, Arduino

Photography and Video Editing
Photography and Retouching, iMovie, Premiere, After Effects Basics

You are welcome to check out other projects:

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New York, NY