My name is Ashley Autumn Chen (陈颖秋). I am an Asian Canadian who is born and raised in Shanghai, China. I was educated under a British system in my middle school and high school years before I came to Pasadena, California to pursue a degree in Environmental Design. Being immersed in the traditions of various cultures, I have been trained to capably adapt to foreign environments in a young age. This also plays a large part in the development of my design philosophy. Knowing that certain virtues and values are rather universal, I seek all the more to bring unity through focusing on common denominators. A well illustrated spatial story is not just three-dimensional but is an experience that engages emotions, evokes empathy, encourages interaction, gives grace and bring out honest discussion. These are the stories that I seek to build, stories that are all together lovely.