Photography by Gabrielle Lussier

“Every great design begins with an even better story."
—Lorinda Mamo, Designer
Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Rebecca Lai is a Chinese-Canadian UI/UX product designer and artist who currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta and an Art and Design Certificate from Keyano College.
In her design practice, Lai thrives in the intersection of strategy, usability, and visual design. What excites her the most about design is the superpower of helping others and channeling innovative design thinking by advocating for more inclusive digital spaces. Throughout her creative journey, she's gained experience in areas such as design research/strategy, user-interface/user-experience design, print design, branding, photography, and information design.
One of Rebecca’s earliest memory of being an artist was when she was a toddler, using her mom’s red lipstick and nail polishes to draw on the walls in her childhood home. Today in her fine arts practice, she often creates work as a reflection of the Asian diaspora. Within the subject of cultural identity, she dissects it into different experiences—nostalgia, appreciation of culture, and reflection on adversity.
Rebecca has received several scholarships throughout her creative and academic journey. This includes the Jason Lang Scholarship, Keyano Art & Design Scholarship, and the Kim Jenkins Student Art Scholarship.
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