I am Researcher

Service Designer
Design Researcher
UX Designer

Glad to see you here, I’m Zhang Yu. Currently, I’m taking a gap year before pursuing a master’s degree at Goldsmiths, University of London in September 2023. Prior to this, I spent two years working as a service designer at Horizon Research Consultancy Group.

 I’m looking for internship opportunities.

Life is full of surprises, and I'm loving every minute of it!
  • ShanDong University of Art & Design, Bachelor
    While studying industrial design, I was also involved in student journalism. During my studies, I began to consider how design could extend beyond simply creating aesthetically pleasing objects and have a positive impact. Looking back, I'm grateful for the opportunities I had during my university years to learn, develop myself, and connect with others.
  • L’École de design Nantes Atlantique - Exchange
    Ca va! Studying in Nantes for six months was an entirely new experience for me. I enjoyed exploring the scenic Atlantic coastline and immersing myself in a different culture and way of living. However, what made it extra special was being surrounded by classmates from around the globe, collaborating together, and learning from one another.
  • Horizon Research Consultancy Group - Service Designer
    I began my career as a service designer at Horizon Company and was promoted to senior service designer before leaving. Over two years, I had the opportunity to work on diverse projects spanning consumer goods, public administration, and financial services. I developed proficiency in various design methodologies and applied them to real-world contexts to drive innovation and enhance existing systems. It was an invaluable experience, and I look forward to leveraging everything I've learned in my next role.
  • Goldsmith, University of London, Master
    The next chapter of life is about to begin. Where it will lead, I have no idea - but I'm excited for the ride!

Outside the office, you might catch me running, stretching it out with yoga, or enjoying a nice glass of wine – everything in moderation of course! Like any habit, it’s about finding the right balance.

Wine is complex, depending on where and how it’s made. Kinda like people – we all start from the same place but become something unique. My current fave is Gewürztraminer, flavorful as life itself.

Most of all, I value my close ones – family and friends make the every day meaningful. They’re what it’s all really about.

Fancy meeting you here ! How's it going?

I’ve really enjoyed opening up to you! We should keep the conversation going.

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