Hi, I’m Wendy! – from Gothenburg, Sweden

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About this blog

On this blog, you can find articles about design (especially UX/UI design), art, music, culture, cyberpunk, futuristic graphics & technologies, personal development, and books. On the Swedish blog, you can find articles written in Swedish about local things in Gothenburg, such as the best bars and restaurants, and random helpful articles.

My Background

I’ve always loved to read, paint, and write. When I was 14 I began learning web design and discovered cyberpunk. I fell for it immediately. I started creating my own websites, worked as a UX/UI designer for a few years, and sold my own products. I continued to explore my interests with a degree in cognitive science as well as other studies. For me, it’s about learning new things and contributing to the world with what I can. Oh, and lastly, I’ve also been super passionate about becoming financially independent.

Now, I’m excited about cool design, art, and music and enjoy writing about all of these subjects here on my website. My aim is to contribute to a fuller and more enjoyable world through writing, design, and art.

About me – Personal things

I of course have other interests apart from working.

I’ve always enjoyed photography and currently, I’m especially intrigued by urban and light photography (@wendyzhous), as well as cool AR filters and effects. I also really love electronic music (techno, trap, synth/industrial genres) and related events, art installations, reading books, traveling, and meditation. I may have a mild obsession with journaling and collecting beautiful fountain pens, inks, and notebooks. Lastly, I find it fun to think about how our future might look and read about the limits of current technology and science.

A few more unnecessary facts about me:

  • I played the violin and was in two orchestras for 11 years of my life. I also took piano lessons and learned to play the guitar. Right now I’m more into electronic music though.
  • I’m fluent in three languages: Swedish, English, and Chinese. And I have a pretty good grasp of French as well, but I’m still learning.
  • I like to paint BIG paintings of old ships, waves, and sunsets on canvases using acrylic.
  • My role model since I was a child has been Leonardo Da Vinci, mostly because he was a polymath. He inspires me to learn about everything I find fascinating, and to dedicate myself to my work and creations.

Personally, I stand for individual freedom and for allowing every person to live authentically. This means that I advocate for allowing every individual to seek their own self-expression and have the space to not need to conform to societal norms. Although if one does want to confirm all norms, then that’s okay too. Because in the end, our cultural and societal norms are just collective mental constructs of this time. Nothing really matters. I just think it’s sad to spend this short life living in a way that we do not want to, or feel like we can’t be ourselves because of other people’s expectations. Life’s too short for that. Honestly, even 100 years alive is less than a blink of an eye in terms of the entire past history and future of time and space.

Apart from this blog, you can also find me:

  • Posting about design projects and thoughts on Instagram and Dribbble
  • Uploading design tutorials on YouTube
  • Running my small e-commerce brand (Noty & Co.), where I design and sell my own digital printables, planners, and stickers

Say Hi!

Don’t hesitate to send me a message on Instagram or email me at wendyzhou.design@gmail.com.

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