Hi, I'm Charisse.

I’m a designer, writer, and illustrator.

I’m looking to build meaningful experiences bridging the digital and physical worlds.

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I love making images and telling stories.


From mobile games to comics, from a travel fellowship to 3D physics simulations, I am drawn to work that is deeply poetic yet practical.

For the last 4 years, I’ve been building 3D worlds and images within the architectural industry. I’m fascinated by the interplay between the technologically constructed image and physical reality, and the potential of fiction to examine the ethical and critical realities of society.


Awards & Education

My formal training in architecture has instilled in me the ability to design at multiple scales, the love of an iterative and rigorous design process, and the ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively.

It is with gratitude and humility that these projects and pursuits have received awards after being completed, or grants to facilitate their creation.


DesignSingapore Skillsfuture Study Award

Funding to pursue a Professional Diploma in User Experience (UX) Design


Second Prize, #sketchourplayground 2020

Illustration of Oasis Waterpark, a playground in Nee Soon East, Singapore


Honourable Mention, Proximity Island Competition

Of Water & Spirit: A New Life for Ravenna’s Oil Rigs, a proposal to convert unused oil rigs into a museum


Finalist, Reviving Mines: Shandong Park Competition

AHA! Augmented Heritage Adventure, a collaboration with Yichen Jia


First Prize, Outer Space Competition

The Monument to the Labors, my entry of 5 images and 1,400 words, was awarded the top prize among submissions from over 40 countries


Robert James Eliditz Travel Fellowship, Cornell University

The Art of Memory, a collaboration with Yichen Jia


Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal (Thesis Prize)

The Constructed Ruin, sited in the Italian hilltown of Civita di Bagnoregio


Cornell University, AAP College Banner Bearer (Academic Excellence)

Honoured as the banner bearer for the college of Architecture, Art and Planning at the 2018 Cornell University Commencement Ceremony


Best Student Digital Game, Boston Festival for Indie Games

Magic Moving Mansion Mania, a mobile game made in collaboration with 5 other students under the Game Development Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC)


Individual Grant, Cornell Council for the Arts

In All This House, a solo exhibition of 17 drawings, was awarded the maximum amount for individual funding under the CCA


Second Prize, York Prize, Cornell Department of Architecture

An annual design competition for second-year architecture students


Gertrude Spencer Portfolio Award, Cornell University

Best writing portfolio for a Freshman Writing Seminar, across the entire university


Dean’s List, Cornell AAP

Academic excellence for 8 semesters


Professional Diploma in UX Design, UX Design Institute

Grade: 99%


Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University

NAAB-accredited professional degree (M.Arch equivalent in Singapore)