It's nice to meet you!
My name is Jude and I'm a former architect-turned-founder of a startup called Mosss. I'm also a photographer who loves to share with my experiences with over 43,000 followers on instagram and other social channels. My feed primarily focuses on great design (home, interiors, fashion), travel, and lifestyle. My husband Christiaan and our pup George are my frequent companions on our adventures.
I was born in South Korea, raised in New York, and recently moved to San Francisco. Much of my photography, writing and work is heavily influenced heavily by my background in Architecture. I hold an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a M.Interior Arch from RISD. As an undergrad at Yale, I studied Architecture as an art historian and writer. It was great practice for entrepreneurship in a way, because you realize that every idea we take for granted today was once considered radical and new. Here are a few thoughts on Mosss. At Harvard I started my journey into product, technology and UI/UX design. In my final year, I led my team to win the Harvard-wide Dean's Challenge, a campus-wide entrepreneurial competition. We presented one week before my architecture thesis review, beating out dozens of graduate and undergraduate teams; it was one of the hardest and most rewarding months of my life.
From time to time, I like to collaborate with brands as a photographer. I have worked with select brands in the home, fashion and hospitality space. A few of my past partners include: Sunset Magazine, The Coachman Hotel, Skipstone Winery, Allbirds, Sapira, and Apolis Global. I find that exercising creative muscles in other disciplines helps inform my day-to-day work as a startup founder.
These days, you can usually find me working on my new startup Mosss. We're a motley group of data scientists, engineers and architects rethinking the way we design our homes, by giving everyone access to world-class design talent, and putting powerful technology directly in the hands of users. We believe there's a designer in everyone and we're working to unlock that potential.
"I started following Jude's Instagram account @hey__judes and her visual interpretation of spaces. I love the minimal aesthetic and a very sharp point of view she brings to her photos. A trained architect (Yale, RISD) - she is able to capture things that many of us miss. If you are interested in her writing, you can find them on Medium. I wish she would write more but whenever she does, the essays are educational. Jude is an east coast transplant to San Francisco, and I am glad she moved out to add more depth and dimension to our growing community. I am looking forward to staying in touch and watching her progress as an entrepreneur."
- OM MALIK, FOUNDER OF GIGAOM, PARTNER AT TRUE VENTURES