Almost nobody calls me Topher in real life.

Which makes my insistence on using it online kind of misleading, I know. Fun fact though - growing up, it’s what all my uncles and aunties called me in their heavy Hong Kong accents (toe-fahh).

But most people just call me Chris, or Christopher for long.

A random assortment of facts: I’m a two-time graduate school dropout (one, two), I obsessively watch every singing show on television, my drink of preference is oolong tea, organic chemistry was one of my favorite classes in college, Roller Coaster Tycoon was my favorite game as a kid, I frequently bemoan the lack of good Hainanese Chicken Rice in San Francisco, and I originally fell in love with design in junior high because of Neopets (which is apparently a common story).

I strive to live my life, personally and professionally, at the intersection of my passion for design, my deeply held faith, my convictions about social justice, and my love of people and community.

Interested in what I’ve done career-wise? Peek at my LinkedIn.


Another Round

Another Round

Two ridiculously delightful black women drink whiskey and talk culture, race, gender, and entertainment

Buzzfeed Media
The Weeds

The Weeds

Policy and politics nerds having a weekly nerd-out over policy and politics

Vox Media
Code Switch

Code Switch

Race and ethnic identity: the podcast

the 1975

I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

Soulful and atmospheric alt-pop with catchy hooks, gorgeous instrumentation, and a fun 80’s flair

The 1975


The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

A compelling and comprehensive look at the racist history behind mass incarceration and the War on Drugs

Michelle Alexander
Spiritual Friendship

Spiritual Friendship

Making the case against the insular nature of the nuclear American family, and advocating for intimate, committed friendships that last a lifetime

Wesley Hill


Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

An addictive modern take on the original farming RPG Harvest Moon



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