How to Get a Diamond
2020
Thesis work, website, front-end development, research
What began as a lighthearted list of ways to obtain a diamond for free turned into a near-obsessive search, tracked through a cryptic blog. The personality behind the site, Dee Diamonds, documents all her attempts to obtain a diamond on her own terms, whether through formal requests to diamond distributors or time spent probing divorce forums and diamond mine locations. Through layers of pop-up windows, readers follow her quest, simultaneously tracking the tension between societal expectations and personal desire.


Daphne Hsu is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles, California. She works collaboratively on projects involving visual systems, like brand identities, publications, websites, and campaigns. 

Some more facts: received an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD and B.Des in Visual Communication Design from University of Washington, taught Introduction to Graphic Design at RISD as a graduate instructor, formerly a Principal Designer at Nordstrom, made jewelry with Chloe Huber as part of Yang & Long, catalogues design school briefs, enjoys swimming and listening to Who? Weekly.

For more facts or to work together: hello@daphnehsu.com

All work on this site © Daphne Hsu, 2021