Curiouser & Curiouser
Hello! My name is Yang. Yang (Linda) Yang. No, my parents were not lazy when they named me. They did, however, hope that people would remember my name. Exaggerated wink.
Serendipity (coupled with completely healthy preoccupations with flavors, pixels and scenic views) brought me to the city by the bay, by way of China, Texas and New Jersey/New York. Since relocating, I have filled the void of canine companionship in my life with interior design and two-wheeled city tours. My favorite downtime activity is rereading Agatha Christie books while I watch Agatha Christie shows.
When not in pursuit of gastronomic joy and outdoor adventure, I attempt to bend the rules of machines to my will, chasing pixel perfection and crafting efficient logic. I live for conquering creative challenges, making late-night breakthroughs and mastering new languages, human or computer. I work for Change, the non-metallic (albeit still shiny), social, aesthetic or technological kind.
I am not too cool for idealism. But I have a low tolerance for ineffectiveness.
I like applying answers and building ideas into reality almost as much as I like finding patterns and solving problems.
At the tender age of eighty-five, my grandmother hasn't given up on learning English. When I was a kid, I didn't have the money to paint but I had an old computer for schoolwork, so I learned to 'shop and code instead.
My DJ name is DJ golightLy. My mother survived a Cultural Revolution so that I wouldn't have to. Courage is my highest ideal, but curiosity changes the world.
Thank you for visiting. For a sampling of my professional and academic work, please check out my portfolio →
Love is in the Details
I based the logo on tangrams, a Chinese puzzle played through the rearrangement and composition of shapes, with as many permutations as the imagination can muster, an appropriate metaphor, I feel, for the mystery and delight of design. Given the same seven building blocks, some make a square, some conjure a rabbit. Also, there are two Y's (and an L, if you squint hard enough) in the negative space. Exaggerated wink.
I built this website with: Font Awesome, Futura PT via Typekit, jQuery, HTML5 Mobile Boilerplate, Modernizr, PJAX, jQuery Waypoints, Respond.js, Smooth Scroll, LiveReload, Compass/SASS, Chrome, Coda 2, Sublime Text 2, MAMP Pro, Git/GitHub, DeployHQ, Terminal, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
I tested it with Responsive.is, Adobe Shadow, iOS Simulator and Web Developer. It is best viewed in modern browsers and devices at every resolution.