ANDREWTHONG

DEV/ IXD/ TOOLS

About

My story starts with a multi-tool. A Leatherman Fuse. The 170 grams of steel I received as a gift in school quickly became an everyday staple for the hands-on, interactive projects I worked on. The blade is adept at prying parts open, the folded body improvises as a hammer, and the pliers have even discharged a flash capacitor. The multi-tool was not just part of my everyday-carry, it became an embodiment of my versatility.

Consequently, this fueled my pursuit of a degree in Interaction Design. Practicing human–computer interaction with a stable foundation of computer science has allowed me to contribute a user-centric perspective towards dry technical issues — or a technical viewpoint to complement user requirements. The opportunity to bridge user and system, and also contribute throughout a web/software project. From planning to deployment, designing and development, and even marketing.

Outside of work, you may find me on the occasional run, hike, or bike. Touring places on bicycles is becoming a new travel-hobby. But old ones like building LEGO, practicing photography, and tinkering with tech continue to burn strong. Does cleaning the multi-tool count?

Work Profiles

  • Interaction Designer
    Thoughtfully connecting systems and users
  • Full Stack Developer
    Frontend / Backend / Storage / Virtual Machines
  • Solution Evangelist
    Market intelligence, positioning and messaging
  • Technical Lead
    Breakdown technical requirements and concepts

Play Profiles

  • Tech Brother
  • Folding Cyclist
  • Onebag Traveler