Cindy Li lives in San Francisco where she works as a Product Designer for Yahoo! Applications. Her design experience has ranged from typesetting the 1996 Atlanta Olympics wall, working on internet television for AOLTV, and designing mobile products for Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, and Flickr.
Cindy immigrated with her family to the US when she was 5. She learned English by watching television (her favorite shows were “Wonder Woman” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”) and then helped teach the rest of her family. Cindy’s passion for design was planted when her grandfather taught her to draw caricatures. At the age of 12, she saved her allowance to buy an Apple IIGs, and so it began.
She was a contributing author to Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design (Wrox, 2008) and sits on the advisory board for SXSW Interactive. Cindy has spoken at Open Web Camp, Girl Geek Dinner, FOWD, Refresh DC, SXSW Interactive, and has contributed articles to .Net Magazine (UK). Cindy learned to sew in 1999 so she could make her own Queen Amidala costume, which has since become famous on Flickr. She takes pictures of her food and loves to bake lemon curd tarts.