Haru J. S. Jang grew up playing with microscopes, signing up for science camps and taking all the art 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 honing her 3D modeling and rapid prototyping skills in Hawaii as a fine jewelry CAD Designer, her resolve to design for users led her to pivot her career trajectory. While working on her Industrial Design masters degree at Thomas Jefferson University, Haru concentrated on healthcare design and UX driven research. She participated in the JeffSolves 2017 MedTECH incubation program to identify health-related problems and collaborate with Sidney Kimmel medical students to solve them. During her design research internship under 10XBeta, her team designed and patented the ALAFLEX, an innovative woundcare system for patients suffering from axillary Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), a chronic and debilitating skin disease. While the most severe stage is incurable without surgical intervention, ALAFLEX is designed for axillary wound management, increasing patient independence, comfort and mobility at any stage.
Haru is an avid traveler who enjoys meeting new people in new environments, whether that takes place in the real world or an MMORPG. If she could, she would write and read all day. A self-proclaimed blueberry espresso connoisseur, she is addicted to cozy bookshop cafes and spooky podcasts. Come visit her social media or contact her below!