Hello all, my name is Bobin Gao. I am currently studying product design at Art Center College of Design.

resume / cover letter available here

Design, to me, is the process of discovering meaning that satisfies our deepest needs.
Despite living under the consumerist culture with abundance of noise and excess, I have always believed in simplicity. In my journey to simplify, whether it be design or life, I learn how to accommodate reason with intuition and how to peel away the excess to discover things that are truly emotional and essential. It’s this ideal that guides me to observe the world and design objects around us.

Here are some of my favorite reads:

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • Designing Design by Kenya Hara
  • Everything That Remains: A Memoir by Millburn & Nicodemus (aka. the minimalists)