Chen Ye

Product Design Intern

San Francisco, CA, USA

Work Experience


Product Design Intern

working on creating better civic engagement experiences
June 2016 - Present Menlo Park, California, United States


Design Intern

microsoft band skunkworks
June 2015 - August 2015 Massachusetts, United States


Design/Frontend Intern

Working to apply Watson technologies to products designed for researchers in information heavy fields.
January 2015 - March 2015 Texas, United States


Director of Design

Brown's Premiere Collegiate Hackathon. I created our brand and front-facing interfaces, from our web experience to our physical media and presentations, and am updating it yearly.
October 2013 - September 2015 Rhode Island, United States

Brown University

HHMI Summer Scholar

I worked in a biology lab at Brown which focused on studying effectors of aging using fly-based models.

My in vivo work involves breeding and running physical and chemical assays on flies, and my in silico work involves developing hardware and computer visualization for automated tracking of flies during climbing and exercise assays.
June 2014 - August 2014 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Cofounder/Design Director

I cofounded Squawk (; Overall 1st place, Hack@Brown 2014 hackathon), a company developing a voice-messaging application that allows users to quickly 'Squawk' one-time messages to each other. Initial registration is 4 touch, and the entire experience is super fast and fluid.

I created the overall layout of our application, and coordinated other team members. I also worked on design and ux for the application, as well as company branding.
January 2014 - September 2014 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Design Intern

I was a UX/Design intern/contractor for iPad-based customer feedback solutions for retailers, restaurants, and hospitality. Posmetrics won Harvard’s i3 Innovation Challenge and the Kairos Society K50 award, went through Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 startup incubator class, raised $510k in seed funding, and was acquired by Revinate in the summer of 2013.

I designed the company identity, introduction video, and the UX for their app, which was central to their success.
June 2012 - June 2013 Northfield, Minnesota, United States


Brown University

Sc.B Computer Science, Sc.B Biology

September 2013 - Present Providence, Rhode Island, United States


English (Fluent),
Chinese (Conversational),



1st Place Overall Hack



1st Place Hardware



1st Place Science Poster


The Thiel Foundation

Best Under 20 @ MHacks



3rd Place PennApps Hack



3dsmax, After Effects, C++, Game Design, Game Development, HTML/CSS, Illustrator, Java, JavaScript, Photoshop, Python, Scala, Sketch, ZBrush,