I'm Jierui

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I design for living systems across human and environmental scales. Using tools in design strategy, creative technology, rapid prototyping, and speculative futures research, I investigate how new mediums and novel interactions can improve the quality of life for underserved communities.

I graduated from MIT, where I studied art and design, computer science, and biomedical engineering. Nowadays, I’m pursuing my M.S. in Product Design at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, growing in ways to systemically design for human and planetary wellbeing. In my free time, I am fond of birdwatching, attempting aerial silks, and figure skating.

As a multidisciplinary designer, I am always curious and always exploring. Join me on my next adventure?

Drop me an email at jierui@stanford.edu or connect with me on LinkedIn for my resume or just to chat!


Select press and publications.
  • Suspended in Mirage
    (MIT Wiesner Art Gallery with Julia Rue, December 2019—January 2020)
  • Designs for Different Futures
    (Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 2019—March 2020)
  • Design with the 90%
    (Cooper Hewitt Traveling Exhibit at the Bill and Melinda Gates Discovery Center, September 2018 —August 2019)
  • Young Masters
    (Dallas Museum of Art, February—April 2016)


Select group and duo exhibitions of my work.