Hi, I'm Michelle Chiu.

A product designer based in NYC.
Currently at MongoDB. Previously frog design, Wish, BuzzFeed, Apple, & Microsoft.

Recent Achievements

2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards Recipient
2019 Hexagon UX Mentorship Summer Cohort
2018 IDEO CoLab Makeathon Participant
2017 KPCB Engineering Fellow

I enjoy

Thrifting vintage clothing, attending music festivals, and reiterating how sore I am from my last workout


frog design  |  Interaction Design Intern

Earlier this year (2019), I interned at frog design for 8 weeks, working as a contributor for a financially-focused client on an interdisciplinary team comprised of other designers, project management, and business and brand strategists.

I specified information architecture and user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including usability testing, competitive audits, and other forms of requirements discovery. I also produced ecosystem diagrams, customer journey maps, wireframes, annotations, and prototypes.

Because this project is under NDA, please email me to learn more.

Wish | Product Design Intern

I completed a five-month internship  from Aug to Dec 2018 at Wish as a product design intern on the Platform team. This team was responsible for the tools and features our merchants used to monitor and grow their businesses.

During my time there, I was responsible for designing the experience for the launch of the Fulfillment By Wish (FBW) program, leading to $34 mil+ in related GMV and 1.8 mil+ FBW orders to-date. I also produced illustrations, icons, and banners as well as built new components for the design system in React.

[Project details coming soon]

BuzzFeed | Product Design Intern

In the summer of 2018, I was a product design intern on the Tasty team.

There, I directed the addition of nutrition info and a new video-binging experience on Tasty platforms: leading a design sprint, conducting research studies with users across the country, making data-driven decisions, and creating interactive prototypes. In addition, I presented updates and provided feedback on other ongoing projects in critiques twice a week. I also partnered with product managers and data scientists to formulate strategic roadmaps.

[Project details coming soon]

Engineering Fellow | DoorDash

In the summer of 2017, I worked for DoorDash as a KPCB Engineering Fellow. I was part of a cohort, chosen from 2,500+ applicants, based upon entrepreneurial drive, leadership, and technical abilities.

While I was primarily hired as a software engineer, I also wanted to contribute as a product designer. Thus, I worked with my team to conceptualize the user experience for the new DoorDash for Business initiative as the main designer, authoring a 30-page detailed design doc. I also helped build web features in React.

[Project details coming soon]

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