Designing for a brighter day

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Tiffany Quon

Meet Tiffany Quon, a third-year engineering physics student with a passion for design. Learn about some of her projects below! 

Rain activated art

In partnership with the UBC SEEDS Sustainability Program, I created installations on UBC walkways that would only be visible when in contact with water.

My hope is that the designs will brighten up rainy days and encourage a reflection on mental health. My two pieces were inspired by what students would like to see during stressful times.

“Flourish” is a flat garden that encourages students to grow along with it. Through providing a small piece of land that flourishes in the rain, this illustration serves as a beautiful backdrop that provides a gateway for students to make the garden their own.

“Hops and Hopes” is a spin on hopscotch that replaces numbers with items that promote wellbeing. This game of hopscotch aims to encourage users to start conversations about wellbeing, play in the rain, vocalize hopes and hop towards what they want.


HackPrinceton group photo

HackPrinceton is an annual software and hardware design competition hosted by Princeton University. Along with three other members on my team, we built our first ever mobile app, Tabs, which allows users to track borrowed money and other IOUs between friends. Our idea won first place in the Design category in the hackathon for its clean, easy-to use interface.

Geering Up Engineering and Science for Kids

Tiffany Quon

As the first Publicity Coordinator at Geering Up, I got to refresh the visual identity for a non-profit organization that brings STEM outreach to youth across British Columbia. It was a fun challenge to set a whimsical yet STEM-inspired tone, that's structured for parents/guardians and accessible by kids. 

For an in-depth look at Tiffany's projects, visit
UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart. Time A clock. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Social Media The globe is the default icon for a social media platform. TikTok The logo for the TikTok social media platform. Calendar Location Home A house in silhouette. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Speech Bubble A speech bubble. Star An outline of a star. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. User A silhouette of a person. Vimeo The logo for the Vimeo video sharing service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Future of work A logo for the Future of Work category. Inclusive leadership A logo for the Inclusive leadership category. Planetary health A logo for the Planetary health category. Solutions for people A logo for the Solutions for people category. Thriving cities A logo for the Thriving cities category. University for future A logo for the University for future category.