Elena Hoshizaki (Ellie)


After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Architecture, I’ve worked in and around technology for the past 10 years. From startups to large media conglomerates, my roles have included UX design, fabrication and, most recently, software engineering. Art and design are my lifelong passions, and I’m particularly proud of my LGBTQIA+ volunteer work as Creative Lead for Disney PRIDE.

I enjoy live music, traveling, and thrifting for antique treasures.


What are you most looking forward to in the MDes program?

Freedom to explore and create. Experimenting in the Jacobs Maker Space. A new life chapter.