Explore The Growing Refugee Crisis


ILLUSTRATION

In an Experience class at CCA, I have a chance to contribute to the Syrian refugee crisis. Working with NGOs in Turkey opened my eyes to the reality that many people in the world are struggling to survive in cultures not their own. With so many organizations providing aid in Turkey, there is a missed opportunity to help both the refugees and relief providers find one another and distribute relief where it is needed most. Alhazen guides Syrian refugees to relief providers in Turkey by matching them with programs that target their specific needs.

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL

EXPERIENCE

Creative Founder:
My first startup experience — BAX Group Travel

I have an opportunity to co-found my first startup, BAX Group Travel, at an entrepreneurship class. I worked closely with other co-founders on market validation, business model development, design strategy, product prototyping, usability testing,

and pitching to industry investors, VP of Lyft, Airbnb, and industry professionals. Three angel investors said they “WOULD FUND” BAX.

 

 


DESIGN NARRATIVE

IN VR

Dystopian Storytelling with VR

My first VR project, emphasizing on storytelling and experimental process.

This project has featured in CinematicVR Medium Blog channel.  

 

 

No Place Like Home  


ANIMATION

This is a project from my animated investigation class. I collaborated with animation designers to generated innovative documentaries for CIR and ENGAGE at CCA (a program of the Center for Art and Public Life).

 

We researched the housing issue in the Bay Area and interviewed 6 people who live in different areas around the Bay. We then used the findings and recordings from our research to create an animated story.

This project published on Reveal website: 

What we learned blending animation and investigative reporting

 

 


PAINTING & DRAWING

Hands-on Experience

My painting and drawing based on the real-life observations. Those works were created while I studied landscape design at China Academy of Art from 2012 to 2013.

(China Academy of Art is the most influential academy of fine arts with the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study in China).

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