Ana Yao Sun

Design Technician (CAD)

Ana's job title is Building Information Modelling Technician at ISG

What I do

I produce models and Computer Aided Designs (CAD) in construction. We use software to create the models, I mostly use Revit software which is specific to construction. I also use a 3D printer to produce physical items and we also use VR headsets.

How I became a technician

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What my role entails

The advice I'd give to someone younger

Keep trying! When I first moved to the UK, I started working in hospitality as I didn’t have experience in product design, and one week after I did the Revit training, I got a job! Keep trying and things will eventually fall into place.

A little more about
my everyday role

What I love most about my job

It’s dynamic and my workload changes every week. One day I am working with data embedded in a model and another day I am modelling pretty furniture to make the space look nice.

A surprising fact about my job

Some people have an outdated idea of construction and imagine people wearing hard hats and working on site - this is a part of the job, but there is so much more to it!

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

On one of the last projects we worked on, the initial idea was to create an animation, so we spent some time drafting how the characters would look. It was for a firm that was going to move from one building to another building, and we wanted to show the characters moving too, that was fun.