Ash Huang is a writer, designer, and artist. Her speculative fiction examines themes such as our complicated relationship with social media and technology, inherited and intergenerational stories, nostalgia and misremembering, our shared and conflicting visions of place and home, and her particular slice of Chinese America. She has also written essays on equity in tech and design, as well as creativity and maintaining a creative practice. She works as a designer at Adobe, and is also a fine jewelry artist.

She’s currently working on a novel (which won the 2022 Diverse Worlds Grant), a collection of short stories, and tinkering with other creative projects. Keep in touch via her very occasional newsletter.

Awards, fellowships, and workshops

Roots. Wounds. Words. Retreat 2023 for speculative fiction

2022 Diverse Worlds Grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation

Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop 2022

Tin House Winter Workshop 2022 for short fiction

The Periplus Collective 2021 Fellow

First Place, Mainstream/Literary Fiction for The Firesteel, Writer’s Digest 3rd Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards

Selected speaking engagements and interviews

Spoke at AIGA San Diego Y Confererce 23

Meet Ash Huang, XD Designer at Adobe by Day and Renaissance Woman by Night by Adobe

Interview for Techies

Spoke at ValioCon 2016

Designer/Writer Ash Huang on How She Bootstrapped her Novel to Reality by Lumi



Huang is pronounced, Hwah-ng, all one syllable. There are 75 million of us, just saying.

If you’re emailing about advice (coffee or a phone call), I’m prioritizing time with my family and my own projects this year. I’m happy to answer questions by email. It might take me a minute to reply, but it’s the best way to get in touch with me. Send me a message through my contact form.