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 with minors in computer science and biomedical engineering. Nowadays, I’m finishing up my M.S. in Product Design and M.A. in Public Policy as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford and leading several independent research and design projects in the Netherlands — all to grow in ways of systemically designing 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?

For my CV, freelance inquiries, collaborations, or just a chat — drop me an email at jierui@stanford.edu or connect on LinkedIn.


Select press and publications.
  • Suspended in Mirage
    (MIT Wiesner Art Gallery with Julia Rue, December 2019—January 2020)
  • Multi-faceted: ArtX Pop Up
    (SOMArts, May 2022)
  • 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.