📍 Currently nurturing Filipino technologists at Developh, exploring Filipino connection at Kumu, writing every week at chias.blog, creative experimentation at the Center for Collaborative Arts & Media. I'm a speaker (Grace Hopper Conf Keynote), worldbuilder, Adobe Design Circle Scholar. I share process, experiments, and thinking here.
Chia is 20 and studying Computing & the Arts at Yale, from Manila. They are a creative technologist creating radical systems for creators and communities in pursuit of making creation ubiquituous, as the internet age had given them. Chia loves the internet, design theory, and Car Seat Headrest. This website is a showcase of work (design, development, & writing), in-depth process, strange passion, and more.
Designing a voter education campaign and platform for the Philippine masses, reaching millions.Campaign Web
Nurturing community for over 150,000 young creators & technologists in Southeast Asia since 2016.Community Brand Experience
Playing around with an old favorite music service that empowers streaming with data.Mobile
My five-year-old blog where I often share non-technical thoughts and be a pretend music journalist. Publishing every week or so.Writing
Vignettes and fictive pieces.Experience Writing
Curated collection of graphic design work.Graphic Design
I write and publish a newsletter about Philippine innovation, startups, and tech.Writing Growth
The shape of the web bends, deepens, and constricts itself to destroy the most vulnerable.Writing
Streaming design, games, and development on Twitch. (That's Sufjan Stevens.)pls follow me
Exploring and fixing up quote tweets over a week-long program at the Twitter HQ in Summer 2019.Web
In high school, I wrote a novel over winter break. In 2021, I'm writing 25,000 words a week. If all things work out, I hope to have a million words out by the end of the year.
Partial everything, selected and recovered. Experiments and a larger collection of work across writing, games, visual play, newsletters, subcommunities, and other things I have created.