Gene Lu's Portfolio

A self-initiated project with Duncan Hoge that showcases Pokémon-inspired Nike shoes created with the Nike iD Builder.

Pokémon and Nike iD

A self-initiated project with Duncan Hoge that showcases Pokémon-inspired Nike shoes created with the Nike iD Builder.

Aug, 10
A collection of run routes that I've mapped out and completed over the past couple of years.

Running Routes

A collection of run routes that I’ve mapped out and completed over the past couple of years.

Dec, 21
From watches to phones and split shorts to long tights, here's a brief look at the variety of runners that finished at this year's United NYC Half.

The Finish Line at the NYC Half 2015

From watches to phones and split shorts to long tights, here’s a brief look at the variety of runners that finished at this year’s United NYC Half.

Mar, 17
Kicking off 2015 properly with a champagne chair dedicated to the Oregon Outdoors. This was a part of the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair contest.

The Unsinkable Chair Project

Kicking off 2015 properly with a champagne chair dedicated to the Oregon Outdoors. This was a part of the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair contest.

Jan, 01
An on-running post of excerpts pulled from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's book on Flow.

Lose Yourself

An on-running post of excerpts pulled from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book on Flow.

Mar, 31
Chloe Gottlieb, a mentor and fellow coworker at R/GA, once told me to push Run of Thrones to its limits. I did just that and this is what happened.

Game of Thrones Red Carpet Event

Chloe Gottlieb, a mentor and fellow coworker at R/GA, once told me to push Run of Thrones to its limits. I did just that and this is what happened.

Mar, 23
Run of Thrones combines my interest in running and my love for HBO's Game of Thrones. Here's more from my interview with Huffington Post.

Run of Thrones

Run of Thrones combines my interest in running and my love for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Here’s more from my interview with Huffington Post.

Jul, 20
One early morning, InDesign sort of made its way into the shower. I was like "Oh hey, what's up?" and we figured out how it could work with Fireworks and TAP.

Documenting Your Prototype

One early morning, InDesign sort of made its way into the shower. I was like “Oh hey, what’s up?” and we figured out how it could work with Fireworks and TAP.

Oct, 25

Think to Prototype, Prototype to Think

August 1, 2012 After working at R/GA for well over a year, this has been at the top of my […]

Oct, 19

NikeFuel Stickers: Contextualizing a New Metric

The Nike FuelBand was released earlier this year and with it, came a new metric, NikeFuel (NF). A lot of […]

Sep, 27

Nike 1thology, It’s Alive!

A few days ago, Nike and R/GA launched (soft) the Nike 1thology Facebook app that I worked on a while […]

Jul, 24

Why You Should Work at a Startup While Going to Graduate School

Two years ago, I wrote an article for SVA’s Interaction Design department while attending the program. Although it has been […]

Mar, 28

Prototyping Your Next iOS App Directly on Your Mac

Note: This quick tutorial is for people that are using Macs and are familiar with Fireworks and its page linking […]

Mar, 19

Dumbledore and the Golden Wand of Illumination

Over this past holiday break, I took some time out to work on a gift for Sera who’s a huge […]

Jan, 05

Hack-o-Ween 2010/11

For the past couple of Halloweens, I’ve come to really enjoy hacking together costumes. Seeing everyday objects in a different […]

Nov, 03

Interaction Design Internship in Shanghai

Four months ago, I journeyed out to Shanghai for an internship that i was originally skeptical about. The description was […]

Sep, 12
Broadening Perspectives in Shanghai

Broadening Perspectives in Shanghai

In the “Designing for People” readings assigned on the first week of Thesis Prep with Liz Danzico, I came across […]

May, 11

Lead UX Designer on Nike+ Running at R/GA.