Umi Syam is an interaction designer and creative technologist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia where she finished her undergraduate in Computer Science with a concentration in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). Umi started her first career at Microsoft in 2010, working as APAC Regional Website Manager for MSDN and TechNet before she took on another role as their UX Evangelist, specializing in Windows 8 and Windows Phone mobile app design and development. (Check out her previous work)

She graduated from MFA Design & Technology at Parsons School for Design, New York, with special skill-set in front-end web development, data visualization, and creative coding. Right now, she's with The New York Times as a Graphic/Multimedia Editor, doing what she does best all while making the news more meaningful and pretty. (Check out her current work here)

In addition to having a good eye for design, she also happens to be an avid foodie on Instagram (@umieats). If you're interested in working (or having a foodie tour) together, contact her at umifsyam(at)gmail(dot)com.

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