Tian-Yuan Zhao

Deep Work Studio

Distributed product design studio that helps highly technical teams move to product market fit, faster. Deep Work’s principles are: “people-first' and "collaboration second”.


Summary of Work since Aug. 2020

Team Makeup:

• Lead Product Designer – 1 of the cofounders of Deep Work Studio: Charlie Ellington

• 2 Facilitators

• Product Designer – Myself

Timeline of my journey designing so far:

Alliance Block (1 responsive web) - I spent half a month on the design of this product's DAO Happy Path as well as contributed to the design strategy of it

Tool(s) Used:

Figma for Product Design

Miro for Product Strategizing

Discord and Google Drive for Communication and Collaboration


Alliance Block


UX Design (Wireframes)

UI Design (Mockups)


Design System


Early to Mid-May 2021

AllianceBlock is building the world's first globally compliant decentralized capital market. The AllianceBlock Protocol is a decentralized, blockchain-agnostic layer 2 that bridges traditional and decentralized finance and automates the process of converting any digital or crypto asset into a bankable product.

AllianceBlock is creating an ecosystem of stakeholders across the full spectrum of traditional and decentralised finance with a vision to create a fully decentralised and globally compliant capital market. Industry stakeholders and service providers can become a ‘node’ in the AllianceBlock Ecosystem and propose their services while being compliant with multi-jurisdictional regulations and also seamlessly plugging into legacy TradFi systems.