At the age of seven, Xiang earned her first paycheck of 15 RMB (equivalent of $2) by publishing one of her artwork in a local newspaper in Chengdu, China, where she was born and raised. She studied Visual Communications at University of Washington in Seattle when the program’s curriculum was mostly print / agency focused. Her first design job was working for her college newspaper where she did layout for Arts & Entertainment and Sports sections. After that Xiang worked at Yahoo and Rockmelt before finding a loving home at Flipboard as a Product Designer. She appreciates simple and functional design that helps users accomplish their task with a sense of pleasure. Outside of work, she is a big fan of Wong Kar Wai’s works and thinks Tony Leung is one of the most charming actors of all time.