Yanni began her design journey on a much different path than most UX Designers. Initially enrolling in the Fine Arts program at the University of Cincinnati and then studying abroad at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, she returned to U.C. to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Fashion Design with a Minor in Marketing. While working in the luxury fashion retail space, she began to feel it was an designer-centric industry that wasn’t truly meeting the needs of its clientele. For Yanni, UX Design was the antidote. After intensive study at General Assembly in Los Angeles, she launched a career in UX that ultimately led her to Openfield. Originally from Wuhan, China, Yanni has lived in Shanghai, London, Los Angeles and now Cincinnati. She has travelled extensively throughout her homeland of China, as well as, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Greece (Santorini is her fav). Outside of work, she enjoys drawing and painting in a variety of media and hanging out with Lenny, the Sugar Glider she rescued, her Golden Retriever puppy, Ginger, and of course, her husband, Jackson.