Interaction Design Consultant and Chief Coaster Officer, Coastermatic 

At Coastermatic, we help people turn ephemeral experiences into cherished possessions. We do this by printing Instagram photos on to absorbent ceramic coasters that are made in the USA. Our coasters live on tables across the world, keeping them clear of condensation and cup scratches while offering reminders of loved ones, exotic places, and summer days.

As an Interaction Design Consultant, I help companies clarify their products for the people they serve. Working professionally since 2008, I've worked with a wide range of clients including The New York Times. I find I'm at my best when pulling apart complicated systems and putting them back together again. My work has made it easier for people to report their travel expenses, save for retirement, and connect with social entrepreneurs. I'm also an alumna of the Interaction Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

I write and speak. Mostly about Coastermatic, but also on a tool I designed to help diverse teams share their priorities and perspectives.

I live in San Francisco and am currently available for select design projects.

If you'd like to chat about any of the above, please reach out: or @tashwong