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This Big Picture is missing pieces. What will you contribute?

A global interactive jigsaw puzzle that is updated live online, with puzzle pieces sourced from digital/physical contributions.

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A main website of an interactive puzzle with missing pieces is established and marketed. Users submit a digital puzzle piece online, or at in-person events.

Either input will update the website/large monitor with users' idea, which can be seen immediately. They feel a sense that they literally just contributed to a "Big Picture." These pieces can be zoomed in and explored.

The puzzle image changes dynamically. The campaign ends with what the majority of people are talking about.

Please share a link to your portfolio

I'm most proud of my recent viral article, "Why Typography Matters—Especially At The Oscars" ( which educated millions around the world on the importance of Typography.

Why do you want to be OpenIDEO's Visual and User Experience Designer?

From being a photographer to a web designer to a writer to a video producer, no challenge has ever been too big for me. I have a diverse and global background; I have seen and can see through different points of views; and I've learned that combining these elements elevates any project.

I think being a Visual and User Experience Designer for openIDEO would give me the global platform I'm naturally attracted to so that my contributions and work will have a larger impact on the world.

How many years of experience do you have?

  • More than 5 years of experience

How did you hear about this challenge?

A friend of mine introduced me to openIDEO. I then saw this challenge, and I love a good challenge.

What did you learn when developing the deliverables in response to the design brief?

I learned it's very fun when you allow open-ended ideas to develop, but on the other hand, some constraints on the design brief would've helped narrow down the vision for the project. Add in an imaginary budget and sponsors, and that would've helped produce a clearer solution.


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An interesting concept for providing status of an idea.

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