201 - Minjun Chen
Minjun Chen is a Product Designer at Microsoft Bing, designing multimedia search experiences.
Prior to working at Microsoft, she worked at Amazon, driving Prime member growth and engagement. Before designing these web and mobile consumer products, she solved complex logistics problems at Wayfair.
Twitter → twitter.com/minjunchen3
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II
- Blue Yeti Microphones
- Apple EarPods with 3.5mm Headphone Plug
- Apple Magic Keyboard
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Lisa Says Gah Curve Claw
- Uni-ball Signo UM-100
- Samsung 32" 4K Ultra HD Monitor
- Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard
- Ikea LAGKAPTEN / OLOV Desk
- Ikea LOBERGET / BLYSKÄR Chair
- Refresh Tears
- LEUCHTTURM1917 - Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook
- Theragun Elite Massager
- Lululemon Roller Mini
- Chanel hand cream
- A lot of books
- Boxing gear
- Seattle Calendar
- Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine (BES870XL)
- Fellow Ode Grinder
- ACAIA Lunar Digital Scale
- Origami Coffee Dripper
- AARKE Carbonator 3
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft OneNote
- Microsoft Outlook
What is your favorite item in your workspace?
Physical item: definitely my Breville espresso machine. I’m a coffee-infused designer, and I make latte for myself to kick-start my brain in the early morning.
Digital tool: Figma. It allows me to visualize and share my ideas and design efficiently.
How do you spark creativity?
I always give myself the space to step away from any digital screens. I’m often inspired by physical objects and environments, like furniture, packaging, art installation and museums. Doing offline activities, such as practicing pilates, listening to a podcast, reading a book, also helps me think creatively and clearly.
What do you do in your free time?
I love pilates, boxing and yoga, so I workout everyday to stay healthy and energized. I’m also passionate about helping young designers to grow their career, particularly designers who identify as women of color. I spend a lot of time mentoring designers and helping them land their dream jobs.