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Spatial Designer

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Co-founder and Design Director | 2017 - current

Gray Area

Lead Designer of MOL at the C/Change R&D Lab | 2023

Stanford University, Center for Spatial and Texture Analysis

AI + XR Research Assistant to Dr. Cecil Brown | 2023

University of California, Berkeley

AR Technical Lead | 2022.03 - 2022.12

VMLY&R (Subsidiaries of WPP)

Creative Design Intern | 2016 - 2017

China Industrial Design Institute

UI/UX Design Intern | 2016


2024   Cal Hacks, Hack for Impact, Judge and Mentor

2024   ACM SIGGRAPH, Reviewer

2024   MIT Reality Hack, Judge
   UC Berkeley, Master of Design Program, Application Reviewer

2023   Cal Hacks 10.0, Judge
   UC Berkeley, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET), AR Challenge Judge


2023   California State University, Fullerton, Guest Lecturer
2023   Gray Area Festival 2023 Workshop, Instructor
2023   UC Berkeley, SCET, Guest Lecturer
2023   USC, School of Cinematic Arts, Guest Lecturer

2023   UC Berkeley, NWMEDIA 201, Guest Lecturer
2022   California State University, Fullerton, Guest Lecturer

2021   Winning Women Series, "The Reality of AR, VR, MR

           and Women", Guest Speaker
2021   Stony Brook University, Guest Lecturer
2021   California State University, Fullerton, Guest Lecturer
2019   NASA Johnson Space Center,

           Speaker at the NASA Wearable Tech Workshop


2024   Gray Area, "Art Hack Day: DETHRONE" (upcoming)

2023   Gray Area Festival, "Missing Objects Library"
2023   Sónar+D Festival, "ModulAR"

2023   Chengdu Tianfu Design Hall, 
           "The Synergy of Design - Social Design Exhibition 2023"
2023   TERAVARNA Art Gallery's 5th COLOR Art Exhibit, Talent Prize
Camelback Gallery's 6th Annual Exhibit,

           Abstracts with Red, Bronze Award
2023   The Museum of Northern California Art, Exhibit "Bike-pedia" 

2022   ACM SIGGRAPH, immersive pavilion, 

           Multi-sensory Short Film, “Living with Smell Dysfunction”

2022   Institute of Contemporary Art SF,

           Meta Sponsored Exhibit "Dog Pack"

2022   The Henry Ford Museum,
           Permanent Collection “Smell Revived”

2022   SXSW (South by Southwest),  “Smell Revived”

2022   Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin,  

           “Red Dot Winner: Smell Revived”

2022   Lawrence Hall of Science, Community Connections Exhibit,

           "Adaptation and Resilience during COVID-19"
2022   China Textile International Fashion Center,  “Smell Revived” 

2022   Zhe Jiang Exhibition Hall,  “Smell Revived” 

2022   San Francisco Design Week,  “Smell Revived” 

2020   LGBTQ+ Online VR Exhibition,  “Her Story”  

2021   MWC (Mobile World Conference) Barcelona, Project Showcase
2018   Immersive Art Exhibition, "The Egg House"
2018   Immersive Art Exhibition, "New York Magic Lab"

Kathy Wang is a visionary spatial designer, technologist, and artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in designing AR/VR interfaces, interactions, and immersive experiences at the dynamic intersection of reality and virtual worlds. Kathy has consistently excelled in her field, winning the prestigious MIT Reality Hackathon from 2017 to 2020. Additionally, her works have been showcased at premier AR/VR conferences such as ACM CHI, SIGGRAPH, SXSW, AWE, and VR Awards. And Kathy has also received top-tiered design awards such as Red Dot, IDEA Silver, and A’ Design Award, among others.

Beyond her creative pursuits, Kathy is deeply committed to nurturing the XR community. She shares her wealth of knowledge through guest lectures at prestigious institutions like USC, UC Berkeley, California State Fullerton, and Stony Brook University. Additionally, she leads transformative workshops at the art organization Gray Area that inspire fellow professionals in the field. Kathy's influence extends to shaping the trajectory of XR technology through her jury work, serving on prestigious panels such as SIGGRAPH 2024, MIT Reality Hack, UC Berkeley AR Challenge, and Cal Hacks 10.0. Her involvement as a UC Berkeley MDes Application Reviewer also underscores her dedication to fostering emerging talent in the field.

In every facet of her career, Kathy Wang continues to push the boundaries of XR design, inspiring future generations of innovators with her unwavering commitment and visionary leadership.


University of Berkeley

Master of Design (STEM) | 2021.08 - 2022.12

Pratt Institute

Bachelor of Industrial Design | 2017 - 2020
Domus Academy

Visiting Program, Product Design | 2016


2022.  ACM CHI



2023   DNA Paris Design Award

2022   IDEA, Silver Award

2022   SXSW Innovation Award, Finalist of Wearable Tech 
2022   A Design Award, Bronze Winner
2021   Red Dot Awards, Winner of Brand & Communication
2021   Dezeen Awards, Longlisted
2021   VR Awards, Finalist of VR Healthcare of the year
2021   Design Intelligence Award, Young Talent Award
2021   New York Design Awards, Gold Prize
2021   National Technology Award, Shortlist
2021   San Francisco Design Week, Winner of VR/AR/XR
  European Product Design Award, Winner

2021   London International Creative Competition, Finalist
2020   Cannes XR, Nominee

Grant and Scholarship

2023   UC Berkeley Center for New Media Seed Award

2023   Gray Area, C/Change R&D Lab Grant

2022   Snap, Creative Challenge Program
   UC Berkeley Jacobs Innovation Center, Catalyst Grant
   CMU, Merit Scholarship
   UC Berkeley, Distinguished Scholar Award
   Parsons School of Design, Merit Scholarship


2021   Microsoft and IQVIA: Covid-19 Healthcare App Challenge,               Third Place
2021   5G Transatlantic Lab: Hack the Hospital,

           Grand Prize Winner
2020   MIT Reality Hack, Best Use of Nreal light
2019   MIT Hacking Arts, 2rd Place Winner
2019   MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon

2019   MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, 

           UnderscoreVC Mentorship Prize Finalist $30,000
2017   MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, Grand Prize Winner in VR

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