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Annie Deng
Senior Industrial Designer

Annie first knew she wanted to do something creative when her dad taught her how to paint Chinese watercolors. His early encouragement of her “illegible scribbles” sparked her eventual interest in design.

She’s happy her father nudged her toward an environment that demands open-mindedness and curiosity. Design is less about the designer than it is about the user – day-to-day work brings opportunities to learn about and empathize with different type of people. To design things that truly impact users, designers need to be selfless and willing to exit their comfort zone.

At Bresslergroup, Annie helps communicate ideas visually using sketches, renderings, storyboards, form development, and CAD in order to help clients understand how a product will be used. She prizes the constant collaboration with people from different disciplines and backgrounds that leads to unexpected ideas.

Annie earned a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design from the University of Washington. She is one of Bresslergroup’s “boomerang” employees who is back with us after a stint with a different firm. Outside of work you’ll find her exploring the fantastical and imaginative worlds in video games, looking for obscure foreign music, and venturing into digital 3D art.

What’s your favorite all-time product? Muji PP boxes, because of their simple modularity and almost invisible attention to detail. FINISH THIS SENTENCE: DESIGN IS… “transparent.” WHAT ARE YOU MOST CURIOUS ABOUT? The future of video games.