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The name's Ann.
I'm a designer,
music lover, and art enthusiast from
Houston, TX ūü§†

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I'm currently pursuing my Master's in Design for Interactions at Carnegie Mellon University. I previously spent four years at Cornell University, where I (mostly!) studied Neurobiology and Behavior, exploring the underlying mechanisms that shape observed behaviors and phenomena. I discovered my passion for connective experiences, the world of interactions, and human-centered design along the way...and voilà!

Diverse experiences prepared me to adapt in rapidly fluctuating environments. I strongly believe in designing not solely for function, but for connection and insight. Outside of work and class, you can find me‚ÄĒheadphones in‚ÄĒorganizing and attending concerts, scribbling in my sketchbook, admiring all creatures winged and feathered, and perfecting my bŇďuf bourguignon.

Always open to collaborations or commissions. All work is original unless otherwise credited.

Photo of The Dream of the Shepherd (Der Traum des Hirten) by Ferdinand Hodler
My favorite painting of all time‚ÄďDer Traum des Hirten (1896), Ferdinand Hodler. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Project Management       Event Planning       Live Productions


Figma       Photoshop       Illustrator       InDesign       Invision       HTML/CSS

in progress

Python       Javascript       Blender


Carnegie Mellon University

MDes Design for Interactions | May 2024 (expected)
MA Design | May 2022
School of Design

Cornell University

BA Biological Sciences, Neurobiology & Behavior | May 2020
Minor in Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences


Design Research Intern, Insights to Innovation (i2i)

3M | June 2022-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University | Aug 2021-May 2022

UX Designer and Visual Designer

Discover Together | Sep 2020-Mar 2021

Design and Research Intern

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development | May 2020-Sep 2020

Executive Director

Cornell Concert Commission | Dec 2018-May 2020

Promotions Director

Cornell Concert Commission | Dec 2017-Dec 2018

Marketing Representative

In2une Music, Kobalt Music Group | Jan 2019-May 2020

Creative Consultant and Event Coordinator

Infinite Youth | Sep 2019-May 2020

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Cornell University | Aug 2018-Dec 2019

Research Assistant

Vitousek Laboratory, Cornell University | May 2017-Aug 2018

LinkedIn link
Ann Li 2022