I’m Kevin Zhai!


I grew up drawing comics and making films…

Me with DIY camera rig + friends!

and went to Stanford, where I studied art and computer science!

Performing an art piece at the Gray Area in SF

After graduating, I moved to NYC to join an early-stage startup and scaled it for over 4 years as a lead engineer and a manager.

Then the pandemic happened.

I woke up and realized I still missed my early creative days.

After months of fretting and deliberation, I finally quit my job without anything else lined up.

I wanted the space to explore and discover what I wanted to do next.

It’s been quite a roller coaster, and it’s not over yet!

So why subscribe?

If you’re curious about my process for quitting was or what I’ve learned so far, I’d love to have you join me on my journey!

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