Bill Chien is a Chinese graphic designer who has a library of magical visual skills. He enjoys beautiful places, high rated movies, quality music, Nintendo Switch, tasty protein, and flowing ocean.
And of course, that list will grow as he finds more intriguing things in life.
Bill discovered his talent in graphics at the age of eight, when his elementary school teacher asked him to create issues of blackboard bulletin, a monthly publication in a traditional Chinese classroom. For the next ten years, he continued designing award-winning blackboard bulletins
before he graduated from high school.
Undergoing traditional Chinese education system, Bill didn’t kill his passion for design. After his sister made him a follower of Beyoncé, he became the lead designer who published annual magazines in the biggest Chinese Beyoncé fan forum—Baidu Beyoncé Tieba
Bill was part of John Bielenberg’s interdisciplinary, experimental program Secret Project
. He practiced Think Wrong
design thinking, took on design challenges and brainstormed with various communities. During that time, he co-created a school-wide trading group, The CCA Underground
, that has hosted 900+ trades. With a few friends, He also started Max CCA
, an independent digital platform that forges interdisciplinary interactions between 80% of the community at California College of the Arts.
With honor, Bill was one of the first students who debuted TBD* at CCA
, a student-staffed design studio creating work for Bay Area nonprofits. Bill was fortunate to lead a poster campaign
for Bay Area Rapid Transit, which have influenced the experience of more than 100,000 riders daily.
Previously, Bill worked as a design intern at SYPartners
in 2017, contributing design and non-design related skills on one of the biggest client projects during the summer.
After he received his BFA degree, he currently continues practicing graphic design through freelance. His clients include Cutting Ball Theater
, Personal Capital
, The Wrecking Crew
, and Frog Design Inc.
He also volunteered as a designer at TEDxSanFrancisco
In 2018, he launched and fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign
with his friends.
Bill is a believer in humanity and down-to-earth doer. He cares about the human-tech relationship, shaping communities, and education. He loves to work with driven individuals and celebrate the wisdom, authenticity, and compassion of human beings.
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