Blessing Yen is a multi-disciplinary designer, photographer, producer, and director based in Los Angeles, California. She serves as Chief Design Officer for the crowdfunding and streaming platform, Seed&Spark, and teaches Design for User Experience at USC. She specializes in human-centered design practices and is an advocate for the humane tech movement. As a filmmaker, in collaboration with her partner, James Kaelan, she has co-directed and produced, amongst other works, the VR narrative The Visitor (Slamdance '16, SFIFF '16, AFI FEST '16), the feature film, EEL (AFF Wroclaw '14, Sarasota '15). She is also a writer and director for the award-winning adult sex ed series F*ck Yes. She's also a ceramics and gardening enthusiast who loves pasta a little too much.
— CV available upon request.