About Chia Amisola

As a technologist & designer: I build radical systems for communities, creators, and experiences—questioning systems at scale.

As a designer, technologist, creator...

  1. I execute.

    Working on over two dozen projects at Developh with student founders to wearing different hats in early-stage startups has made me love building both independently, and with people. Pushing code, pixels, product, and bringing people together fascinate me. I've scaled three week projects to reach millions of people, and have done this over and over.

  2. I create for creators & communities.

    Since middle school, I've been in love with worldbuilding & cartography—artifacting a fictional universe (its systemes, inhabitants, stories, and worlds) I work on til today. Beyond that constant, I write, build community for thousands of students at Developh and in the Yale Women's Center—questioning how in the age of mass creation we must move to inclusivity and the less dystopian.
    Right now: I'm especially interested in the browser as a form. We could do so much more with it.

  3. The art of building should be democratized & radical.

    Laying out infrastructure, democratizing information, scalable documentation & communication, and architecting design & code with intent are some of my principles. Progress is not made by mindless feedback loops for instant growth; we must act with scale and time in mind. Creation to me is moving beyond standards and patterns, actively seeking breakthroughs.

Last.fm capture from 2010 (age 10)

If I weren't in tech, I would be a music journalist.

Starving While Living by Car Seat Headrest Are We There by Sharon Van Etten MGMT by MGMT A doomer album Race by Sandy Alex G Love in the Time of Email by Antarctigo Vespucci Boygenius Clap Your Hands Say Yeah