I am an enthusiastic graphic designer with a unique background, I have transitioned from living in China to pursuing my second master's degree at Cornell University's Design and Environmental Analysis program in America, where my experiences living in different countries and cities have set me apart from other applicants. Growing up in an area with many indigenous villages has given me a natural advantage in intercultural communication and a deep understanding of multiculturalism, fueling my desire to continuously learn and grow in my profession.
My academic journey began in 2013 when I participated in the Chinese National Digital Textbook Font Design Project, gaining practical experience in both business and academia. However, I found myself needing more knowledge and skills to handle the design practice requirements I encountered effectively, which led me to pursue further education in the United States. Although my studies were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic at the Savannah College of Art and Design, they led me to think more about cultural identity and communication.
My current graduate work is focused on intercultural multilingual typesetting design, as I believe type is the most effective design language in intercultural communication. My past experiences and recent research have solidified my career goal in graphic design and have sparked my interest in decolonized design, which promotes cultural equity and diversity. With my unique background and experiences, I am confident that I can bring a fresh perspective to the field and make a positive impact on the world through my designs.
My research ethos is anchored in pluriversal design thinking, employing a decolonial lens to intertwine cultural anthropology, sociology, and linguistic anthropology. I focus on inclusivity in design, exploring how language, culture, and societal interactions influence design processes.
2022, Master of Art in Design (M.A.), Graphic Design and Visual Experience, Savannah College of Art and Design
2016, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Visual Communication Design., Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts