你好,我叫

I was born and raised in China. When I was 19, I dragged a giant suitcase out of a plane that landed in Seattle. Alone, foreign, and barely speak English, but I was able to learn, adapt, and grow 🌱

10 years later, people thought English was my first language. I broke out of my shell, got 3 design degrees (with honor 😉 ), and found my voice as a UX designer. I think life is great, and I’m here for more adventures.

February 2021, I founded UX Aglow and joined Wix Partner. With Andria, my business partner’s help, we work with WordPress, Squarespace and Shopify, providing quality web services and graphic design with UX in mind. 💪💪💪 

We work with many small business owners, nonprofit organizations and government entities around the US. Different time zones, cultural backgrounds and personalities are not without challenge, but we love what we do, helping businesses launch, grow and succeed with the best UX practices. 🏆

Design to Make a Difference

When I was about seven, our household can finally afford hot showers. While everyone was excited about the brand new heating system, I wondered why the water came out extremely cold, then hot, and finally the desirable temperature. To visualize what was causing this, I took the water system apart in my mind.

I turned the water on and off several times to watch and listen how the control box acts. I realized that it uses fire to heat water. When the fire ignites, the water gets overheated, causing the temperature to spike high. The water in the shower head was never heated, so it came out cold, and followed by the overheated water. Gallons of water were wasted due to unusable temperature.

Being the geeky designer myself, I never forgot my childhood trouble and came up with a solution that saves water and hid tangly tubes.

Fun Facts

  • I’ve never met a ramen I don’t like.
  • My new obsession is hiking and stargazing. 
  • I have built and collected 20+ metal earth models.
  • IKEA furniture assembly? call me, I’ll help!
  • I can make impressions on animals. Fan-favorite is the horse.
  • I am afraid of butterflies. 
  • I once sang Heal The World in front of 500+ people. 
  • After 2 years of fashion school, I can operate sewing machines.
  • I do “professional iPhone photography”, and I challenge my husband who has a “real” camera.
  • I’m a wanted plant killer, no matter how hard I try, my plants die. : (

What Others Say

“I can provide multiple examples of when Gloria has gone above and beyond what is required of her. Gloria has an incredibly positive outlook on life and a fantastically joyful attitude. I’ve never seen her upset, resistant, or indifferent about anything.”

— Laura Barboza | UX Designer and Instructor

“It’s amazing to have someone take your raw ideas, and turn them into something beautifully useful, and potentially lucrative. I feel Gloria really puts her heart, as well as her knowledge, into your project, because it’s absolutely evident in her work.  She is a joy to work with, I highly recommend her. “

— Robert Malcom | Business Owner | WBUZ Radio

“Working with Gloria is delightful because of her professionalism and charisma. She took the time to learn about my organization and tailored the website to our unique needs and style. Our event attendance has grown 75% in the two months since our website went live.”

— Miles Raker | President at CEO club | University of Washington Bothell

“Gloria’s attention to detail and the understanding the needs of a client outweigh anyone that I have worked with. The work she did for my company was everything we asked for. She went over and above what we were expecting.”

— William Fisher | Founder & CEO | Ravens Bard Studio