Haru J. S. Jang grew up taking all the art and science classes she could in school. In 2013, she graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing (CADCAM) & Jewelry. After working in Hawaii as a fine jewelry CAD Designer, Haru's resolve to design for users led her to pivot her career.
She concentrated on healthcare design and UX driven research in her Industrial Design masters program at Thomas Jefferson University. During her design research internship under 10XBeta, Haru's JeffSolves MedTECH team innovated the ALAFLEX woundcare system in an effort to increase patient independence, comfort, and mobility for those suffering from axillary HS, a chronic and debilitating skin disease.
Now as the Sr. Industrial Designer for Innovative Office Products LLC, Haru's years of experience in product development and manufacturing are applied to researching, designing, and engineering solutions for user needs in the office and furniture industry. There's nothing more rewarding than sharing aha! moments with her team, as they work together to collect valuable insights. To Haru, users are never numbers with fixed values but individuals with valuable experiences. At the core of it, she believes in bringing inclusive, ergonomic products to market that improve safety and quality of life.
Haru is an avid plant mom, though her succulent collection might find her a bit overbearing. Her ideal house is a cozy bookshop cafe, in which she could lounge around reading stories and drink coffee all day long. When she's not being lazy, Haru enjoys meeting people in new environments, whether that takes place in the real world or an MMORPG.