After interning at several different companies during my gap year in 2021, I realized the impact of the ‘information gap’ in creating the social gap and influencing our decision-making process.
Therefore, I co-founded Meet Me Afterschool, a student run podcast channel that help bridges the gap between school and the workplace for future designers and artists.
Our host team interviews artists, designers, and educators who have explored iterations of life in order to find the place they want to create impact in this world.
Through casual conversations with a diverse range of storytellers, Meet Me After School explores stories, projects, and career choices that have helped artists, designs and educators discover their voice in this world.
As the co-founder and designer with leadership and product management experience, I like to raise questions and push our team to explore new ways to better serve our audience.
Proposed and lead the recent major organizational change to switch platforms, update workflow, expand on target audience group, and re-branding.
Effectively improved workflow efficiency using Figma and Notion to reduce repetitive tasks and miscommunications.
Recruited 7 members on the team.
Hosted/co-hosted 7 episodes
Prototyped, tested, designed, and coded the podcast website using Figma and Webflow
Edited and created ‘reader’s notes’ for 3 episodes
To better represent a holistic perspective, we outreached for speakers in diverse industries advocating for diverse impacts and lifestyles.
We have created 11 episodes since the summer of 2022, touching on topics such as art education, working in the hybrid space of music production and design, and residing in Tibet for 128 days.
Internally, we form teams based on interest and background to better represent the styles and voices that can best narrate the guests’ stories.
Cover art and duck illustration by the amazing Kelly Zhou! <3
“I love seeing my fellow peers being featured and acknowledge for the hard work and passion he has towards this technology.”
Comment by an architecture Student, Kennedy’s roommate.
Jin’s narrative of his internal struggles and experience at Tibet was so touching and scenic.
Comment by an illustration student’s parent.
“Rafaela gave very useful advice on career development.”
Comment by a student studying industrial design.
After conducting user interviews with our target audience, we realized that our existing channels were inclusive. I proposed to brainstorm changes to better serve the international community.
WeChat: Inclusive to the mandarin-speaking community
Website: Homebase platform
Instagram: Most popular casual reading platform
Newsletter: Most popular business/career-related platform
Website buidling in-progress
Setting up instagram
Setting up newsletter
Speaker-centered: We were incentivized to invite speakers with bigger names to gain better statistics.
Topic-centered: In the future, we would curate topics that are trending, and outreach speakers who would offer a diverse range of perspectives.
We have grown from 3 members to 9 members over three months. Our team expertise ranging from the design to film production to illustration.
Our content creation team, design team, and outreach team meets every week to reflect, summarize, and adjust our workflow for better quality content and collaboration.