Tiffany Lu

Tiffany Lu

Designer + Developer

Interdisciplinary designer and engineer interested in the intersection of STEM, art and social justice.

Tiffany Lu


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Work Experience

  • Director of User Experience and Software Development

    AsylumConnect | Non-Profit Organization
    • Identify user needs and goals through user-centered design research
    • Conduct usability testing and provide recommendations for improvement
    • Design and develop AsylumConnect's web and mobile presence
    • Optimize the AsylumConnect product experience
  • Intern, Customer Success

    Summer 2015
    Appboy | New York, NY
    • Developed responsive websites from the ground up for Appboy's technical documentation and marketing resources
    • Wrote customer success scripts to help clients interface with Appboy's API
    • Invented, branded and designed concepts and workflows for mock mobile applications
    • Worked in HTML, CSS, LESS, JavaScript, Python and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Conducted client-facing technical consultations
    • Wrote posts for the customer success blog and articles for Appboy's mobile marketing educational resource
  • Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Design Lab

    University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA
    • Designed low-cost, DIY bio-electrochemical batteries as educational kits for underprivileged schools
    • Integrated electronics, microcontrollers, green technology, microbiology & product design
    • Researched mycelium as a biomaterial for artistic and practical purposes
  • Art Director

    The WALK | Collegiate Fashion Magazine
    • Oversaw design and publication of Penn's award-winning, student-run fashion magazine
    • Trained and led a team of 10-15 layout designers
  • Intern, Design and Marketing

    Summer 2013
    SHIFT_DESIGN | Philadelphia, PA
    • R&D for the creation of environmentally-responsible, urban garden products
    • Web design (Wordpress/CSS/PHP), maintenance and copywriting
  • Web Designer

    Stamped | Collegiate Travel Magazine
    • Redesigned look, layout and features of Stamped Magazine's webpage


  • University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PA
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | B.A.S., Computer Science
    • College of Arts and Sciences | B.A., Biology
    • Dean's List | 2011–2012, 2014–2015
  • San Marino High School

    San Marino, CA
Appboy Academy
Apathy Intervention
Solar System
Managed redesign for Appboy's technical documentation and online marketing resources (Appboy Academy), developing mobile websites from the ground up. Worked with design, mobile and customer success teams to optimize information architecture, user interface and user experience. Staged on Github pages.
Built an Android application for apathy intervention in Parkinson's patients, utilizing a Parse database. Users could log in as doctors or patients and set multiple types of personal goals, to be completed on a scheduled basis. In addition, users could view and complete their goals through camera integration, GPS check-ins or timing an activity.
As Art Director of student-run fashion magazine The WALK, I was in charge of the voice and publication of the entire magazine. I served as Art Director for the Winter 2014 (above) and Summer 2013 issues.
Built an in-browser, interactive 3D solar system model using three.js, a JavaScript WebGL library. Hosted on GitHub.
Developed concept, design, logo and prototype for a platonic matchmaking app powered by crowdsourcing. Venn bridges and expands social circles by using human computation to generate personalized suggestions for new friendships. The fun, interactive platform allows you to gauge compatibility between strangers and mutual friends alike, thereby encouraging new connections between others—and for yourself. Prototype hosted on Github.
Redesigned the homepage, section pages and headers for Stamped, a collegiate travel magazine. Improved information architecture and product experience by implementing branded stamps for article tags, as well as ordering articles by both recency and topic.


University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(626) 257-4923

Senior Quote

"I can make dinosaurs fall in love with lighthouses. That's magic." – Ray Bradbury