Hi! My name is Tina Ye. I'm a designer, occasional hacker, and general-purpose optimist. I am also a lover of all things food-related. I'm currently studying to become a world-class supernerd at SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program, where I learn to do stuff like choregraph the complex dance between people & devices; devise strategies for solving business problems; and do it all with a keen eye for craft and execution.
So here is a list of things that make me happy: Thoughtful design. Clean code. Playful cheekiness. Action-packed conversations with lots of hand-waving. Dogs, but mostly Welsh Corgis. Okay, cats too. Okay, all animals. And plants. Side projects, lots of them. My J.A. Henckels Zwilling 9" chef's knife. Kindness. Being so immersed in a hard problem that time stands still. Learning new things. Music that shimmies down your spine. Hand-crafting things. Strawberry-picking in June. Wikipedia-surfing. Trees and their leaves. Complexity. Indelible community ties. Optimistic realism. The Internet.
Oh right, you wanted to know what this "tinabeans" business is all about? It's got everything to do with these. And let me tell you, they are delicious.