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          I am a Chinese graphic designer with a library of skills. I draw, code, animate, push pixels, and do many things graphic designers do. I’m a total detail freak. I’m often practical—asking lots of why, and I deliver quality works, always.
MILESTONES
2004
I discovered my talent in graphics at the age of eight, when my elementary school teacher asked me to create issues of blackboard bulletin, a monthly publication in a traditional Chinese classroom. For the next ten years, I continued designing award-winning blackboard bulletins before he graduated from high school.
2010
Undergoing traditional Chinese education system, I didn’t hold back my passion for design. After my sister made me a follower of Beyoncé, I became the lead designer who published annual magazines in the biggest Chinese Beyoncé fan forum. From there, I helped all the major Beyoncé social media accounts in China with their visuals and story telling. Read how Beyoncé made me a graphic designer here.
2014
An acceptance letter brought me into California College of the Arts, where I advanced my design skills and critical thinking. I co-created a college-wide trading group, The CCA Underground, that has hosted 1000+ trades. With a few friends, I also started Max CCA, an independent digital platform that forges interdisciplinary interactions between 80% of the community at the college. With honor, I was one of the first students who debuted TBD* at CCA, a student-staffed design studio creating work for Bay Area nonprofits.
2016
Besides college, I was part of John Bielenberg’s interdisciplinary, experimental program Secret Project. I practiced Think Wrong design thinking, took on design challenges in rural areas, and brainstormed with local communities. My friends and I then successfully passed ‘Thinking wrong’ spirit to every participant in our self-organized summer camp — Think Wrong Taiwan.
2018
After graduating from college, I launched and fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign with my friends. It’s called BBCube — A shouting game for civilized people. It was my first kickstarter, and boy, I won’t miss the days that I hand painted 1000+ wooden cubes.
EXPERIENCE
2018 — Present
Freelance Designer
Studio Bill Chien
2019 — 2020
Senior Designer
Together Agency
2018 — 2019
Contract Visual Designer
frog Design
2018
Digital Design Lead
TEDxSanFrancisco
2017 — 2018
Designer & Manager
CCA TBD* Studio
2017
Design Intern
SYPartners
RECOGNITION
Young Ones ADC  ·  Gold
2020
Awwwards  ·  Mobile Excellence
2019
Awwwards  ·  Honorable Mention
2019
Young Ones Brief  ·  Bronze
2019
Adobe ADAA  ·  Special Designation
2018
Adobe ADAA  ·  Semifinalist
2018
Monotype Award  ·  Typographic Excellence
2016
Q&A
What makes a good designer, in your opinion?
I think a good designer understand the purpose, the meaning and the people they are designing for. The design can be cool and all but if the audience doesn’t get it, the designer fails doing their job.

What do you do when you are not designing?

Well, I live like a normal person, a healthy one. You will see me sweating at a gym, chilling in a park or by the sea, enjoying a good movie, playing Nintendo Switch or wondering at a museum. I’m not really into party, but count me in for an asian style karaoke night :) Sorry, not really into beers.

What’s your secret talent?
People say I’m a good singer. I probably will be if I had proper vocal training. I did lost in high school singing competition though.

Do you have a favorite thing to do?
Yes, definitely not design. I always love to visit the happiest place on earth. You know where that is, yes?

What are you into recently?
Animal Crossing. It saved me from depression during covid time. I spent 540 hrs in building an island, storing all the happy memories I have. If you’re interested, Dream Code: DA-0225-5440-6768

What keeps you up at night?
Oh god I hope nothing, I need that sleep. There are issues I constantly think about — climate change, unethical technology, AI taking over humans, yikes! I always make sure I do my part to prevent things get worse, I hope you do too. If we don’t save ourselves, who will? The earth certainly wouldn’t.
What brings you here? The answer could be a solid start of our conversation!
not available for freelance work At the moment 🌚
open for hire starting May 2021 🌝
not available for freelance work At the moment 🌚
open for hire starting May 2021 🌝