Over the past decade, Wandi has worked in-house and as an independent designer for Y Combinator, Kleiner Perkins, and Greylock-backed companies in San Francisco and New York. Her areas of expertise include designing for cross-platform products, establishing and maintaining design systems, project management, user research, and growth optimization. Wandi studied computer science and linguistics at UCLA, where her background and interest lies in empirical research, systems design, and HCI.
Led all design and user research initiatives for the renter audience growth and experience team.
Contributed to 40% YOY organic traffic growth, multiple records in monthly-unique conversion, multiple App Store features, $1+ million in sales revenue, and API subscription savings and grew relations with industry partners including Apple and SFDW.
Spearheaded multiplatform zero-to-one design initiatives, including payment, search, and booking.
Guided teammates in facilitation, user research, and usability testing through frameworks and feedback.
Mentored four design interns over the course of two years.
Habitually collaborated with growth, marketing, and engineering to align on strategy and execution.
Technologies: Figma, Principle, Dovetail, SurveyMonkey, Design Systems, Product Design, SEO Marketing, Growth Strategy, Product Management, User Research