Hi there! My name is Daokai Lin and I’m Out & About’s summer intern. I grew up in Hong Kong and decided to come to the U.S. for college. I’m currently a junior at the University of California San Diego, pursuing my degree in communication and design.

My dream job is to be a full-time UX/UI designer and establish my own company. I’m very grateful for the experience I’m gaining at Out & About — which will help me get one step closer to that goal! 

I like front-end development and UX/UI design because I enjoy the challenge. You must have a wide variety of skill sets, like an understanding of social science as well as graphic and coding abilities, to be good at it. 

Here’s a little more about me.

Q: What are the top three brands you really admire?

A: The top three brands I really admire are Microsoft, Sony and DC Comics. Microsoft is obviously a software engineering giant that’s creating a lot of cool and amazing stuff right now, like the new Windows phones. I love Sony because I’ve spent half my life playing Sony games. I had a PS2, 3 and 4. I also admire DC Comics because my favorite character is Batman and I grew up watching all the Batman movies.

Q: Who do you look up to the most? 

A: The biggest reason I wanted to get involved in the front-end developing industry is because of my best friend, Andrew. He’s someone I really look up to in the coding world. He was in college with me, but he graduated and is now a software developer at Google. He has amazing coding skills and is probably the best software engineer from our school. He’s incredibly innovative and always creating. He told me coding can be a great career for the rest of my life.

 Q: What do you like to do when you’re out and about?

A: When I’m out and about, you can find me studying in the library, chilling out with my friends on campus, working out at the gym, playing basketball, boxing, playing video games, watching movies and going to concerts.

5 Favorite Things: 

  • Favorite food: Italian risotto with seafood
  • Favorite movie: Up
  • Favorite show: Fargo
  • Favorite music: jazz — I like going to listen to it live
  • Favorite animal: elephant, because of its stature and strength
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