Allen Chan

Design

Seattle, Washington, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Allen

Raised in beautiful Vancouver BC, worked in Taiwan for a few years and now in Seattle.
Currently on a mission to connect people F2F in real life — i.e the opposite of what VR is doing.
- I open boxes of ideas for people
- I am great at breaking things (in a good way)
- I am also awesome at building things

Have a strong curiosity and interest in just about everything. Loves great products with great designs — especially ones that enrich people's lives or are empathetic.

Tidbits:
- Worked on a ton of version 1 products at corporations & startups
- Founded/Co-founded 3 startups to-date
- Worked at a startup that was acquired by Google
- Got my bartending license way back in 2005
- No publications (unless Medium counts)
- No awards (at least none that you'll have heard of)

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Design
User Experience
Sales
Strategy
Product Management
Technical
Marketing
Management
Operations
Fundraising
Finance
Work Experience

Lead UX Design

Wavii

January 2012 - January 2013

Sr. UX Design Lead

Amazon

January 2013 - January 2016

UX Design

Microsoft

January 2011 - January 2012

Sr. UI Design Lead

Trend Micro

January 2008 - January 2011

Fo-founder / Design & Brand chief

Yong Feng Ding Corp.

January 2009 - January 2011

UX Design Chief

AskMinka (Rentryway Inc)

January 2015 - January 2016

Founder

abiem.design

June 2016 - Today

Founder

Mayo

January 2017 - Today

Mayo wants to bring people closer together in-person, and in the moment! We achieve this by letting users broadcast small helps they need in person to those right around them, then those that can help then reach out! These small helps that usually go unnoticed because people don't want to bother others, or don't know who to turn to—like needing an iPhone charger in a coffee shop. No one wants to ask 10 tables to try get a charger. Or have you lost something in the park? Someone else has probably seen it...if only you could reach them. We think if enabled, these micro-interactions are the perfect opportunities to meet people near you and build trust among strangers. Do something good or get helped, and pass it on. It’s just the right thing to do. www.heymayo.com

Co-working Space

Wework (Westlake, Seattle)

2016 - Today