Energized by research and complexity, I strive to create solutions that exist at the intersection of visual delight, functional satisfaction, and accessible clarity.

Hello! I’m an ever-curious creative generalist currently using visual design, UX research, and design strategy to tackle hard problems. I care deeply about the quality of interactions people have with tech—all the while harboring a love for visuals we can feel and touch. I also love negative space, punchy one-liners, and hot cheetos.

Currently, I’m a designer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s design agency; previously an intern in the Human-Centered Design Group. While at my alma mater Carnegie Mellon, I helped brand and promote Organized Chaos and Lunar Gala, and interned at Illumination Entertainment and Stanford University.

I’m always up for a creative challenge. Don’t hesitate to drop a hello at ertsai@alumni.cmu.edu!