Qiqi /ˈkɪki/

Hi there! I am a Senior Product Designer and transit enthusiast living in Berlin. During the day, I lead design on the Transit team at Remix, researching and designing tools for planners to create effective and equitable transit systems. Previously, I worked on the search experience at Yelp growing the home service vertical, designed and launched a real estate comparison tool at Nextdoor.

Outside of work, I spend time mentoring aspiring designers on Cofolio and OOOH, and making things like this Figma Plugin that makes it easier for designers to organize and synthesize user research notes. But then FigJam came along…

Back in college (it feels like a lifetime ago), I studied History and Data Science. As a member of the first graduating class at Minerva Schools, I lived in 7 countries while helping to shape a new paradigm for higher education. During this wild ride, I had the chance to practice design in a variety of organizational and cultural contexts, including startups (Scoop & Nextdoor, both in SF), an incubator (Hitomedia in Tokyo), an agency (Aerolab in Argentina), and an NGO (Kiron in Berlin). In 2018, I was selected as one of the 17 KP design fellows.


I packed up my life in San Francisco and moved to Berlin in 2022. Currently busy settling in this amazing creative city carrying lots of memeories. When I’m not scrolling on interior design content or scheming my next apartment project, you can find me cooking delicious vegitarian food and making my signature chili oil.


Want to chat about alternative/online education? How teach yourself product design? Data Feminism? Design Ethics? Digital humanities? Urbanism & Public transit? Homemade boba best practices?

I’d love to as well! Drop me a message at qiqi@uni.minerva.edu.