Helen Nie

“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” - Tyler Knott Gregson

Author Bio

American, Chinese-born, and raised in the Netherlands, I’ve come to see the world through a lens that filters the status quo. I am passionate about design thinking and am motivated by similarly creative, globally-minded peers interested in gearing toward the “next big thing”. Travelling and seeing the world’s cultures energizes me more than any coffee ever could; my favorite way to document these experiences is through an analog film camera because it forces you to live in the moment. I’m excited to see how industries, creative and corporate alike, shift as markets become increasingly consumer-centric and individually tailored. Learn more about me and the way I see the things at www.helenqinie.com.


Hometown The Hague, The Netherlands
Lives Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
High School Education IB at American School of the Hague, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Studying BA in Marketing Communications, with double minor in Consumer Psychology and Graphic Design
Graduating 2018
Extracurriculars TEDxPenn, Counterparts A Cappella, Chi Omega Fraternity, College Cogniscenti, Nexo Productions Film Company
Interests Graphic design, contemporary art, jazz and fusion music, European street fashion
Future Plans I am hopeful to work at the nexus of tech, design, and business, combining all my strengths and interests into one fulfilling occupation.