Are you there world? It's me, Jessica! I secretly aspire to be a journalist, talk show host, or Shiba Inu tamer.

Beijing, 2014. Photo credit: Justina Chong.
I was born in Hong Kong, raised in Toronto, educated in Poughkeepsie, NY, and have since lived in places like Beijing (pretty cool city but a hypochondriac's worst nightmare) and this house in Brooklyn, which belonged to some rich people during Prohibition. I'm currently based in Hong Kong.

I'm a twin. I bit off my lip when I was 13. I shouldn't be allowed to drink coffee.

Professionally, I do a lot of writing, editing, designing, frontend dev, and A/B testing. I also spend a lot of time assuring people that everything will be OK.

I can't show all my work here, but if you'd like to see it, get in touch with me and I'll be happy to show you. You can email me at jessica [at]

I've been making websites since 1999. (Basically, since before my first awkward middle school dance.)

Sometimes I'll submit things to random publications, twiddle my thumbs, and wait for people to decide to publish them. Here's some of my writing online: The China Charleston (The Anthill, 2014), Capacity (The Adirondack Review, 2010), and The Sea As Paddy (The Columbia East Asia Review, 2009). If you want to go really far back, you can read what I consider to be my MAGNUM OPUS, The Attack of the Clicking Cluck (pdf), which won Third Place in the Ross Morrow Short Story Competition... in 1997.

Want to be my friend on social media? Find me on LinkedIn (where I masquerade as an adult), Instagram (warning: lots of shots of critters), or Twitter (where I have been known to use too many exclamation points).


Instagram Drawings »

First seen by my phone, then rendered by my clumsy fingers.

Cool people I know

Thank You

This website would not be possible without the existence of Joe Burns at HTMLGoodies. Thanks to his tutorials, I got to spam the world with my important 7th-grade thoughts.

Other things I used: tinypng, Sublime Text, Sketch, CodeKit, Bootstrap, and Chrome Developer Tools :)

Finally, I owe an apology to the other more formidable Jessica Chong for squatting on for so long. If you are looking for Jessica Chong the athlete, please go to If you must know, I'm only an athlete in my dreams, where I've mastered a long jump technique that propels me 30 feet forward, loosely mimicking how Luigi jumps in Super Mario 2.

Yeesh, how bored can you possibly be?

For scrolling all the way down here, you get to see a bunch of pictures of me and my twin. :)