Haru Jangis a Product designer, Design researcher, and Storyteller who's passionate about STEAM education and all things related to human factors psychology. When it comes to devising integrated product solutions, she believes that insights gained through discovery lead to design journey breakthroughs. Connecting stories between products and people forms the foundations of her creative mojo.
Haru got her start designing folklore-inspired pieces for Maui Divers Jewelry, which have been featured in JCK Magazine issues, winning Jewelers’ Choice Awards luxury categories at the JCK Las Vegas Tradeshow and the Hawaii Jeweler’s Association. In recent years, she has also worked for product companies ranging from small start-ups to large firms designing medical devices, animal prosthetics, and office furniture.
Presently, she works for Elsevier as a Narrative Designer on the Shadow Health game development team, synthesizing her love of inclusive storytelling, user research, and healthcare education to design patient cases and develop story content for healthcare simulations. She also teaches product design at Drexel University, encouraging students to craft compelling product narratives through empathy and design thinking.
Unwinding after a long day means chilling with her dog and a menagerie of house plants while tinkering away in her atelier. And when Haru is not pressing the snooze button on her rainy days off, she enjoys spending them writing sci-fi urban fantasy fiction, and dodging arrows in Skyrim.