Hi from Wen

My full Chinese name is “Yanwen”. I go by Wen but am defined by “yan”. “Yan” is the name of an inkstone used for grinding and containing the ink used in calligraphy and painting. Like the stone, I am reliable and supportive, yet unlike the rigidity of stone, I am also flexible.

I expand my creative capabilities by diving into the world of physical media. From exposing film in the darkroom, etching copper plates with acid, and forming clay on a pottery wheel, my eclectic experiences in fine art help me value the creative process as much as the outcome and appreciate concepts as much as the visuals. I believe that combining empathy, curiosity, and passion can create something solid and stand the test of time in my creative endeavors.

Education

09.2018–05.2021
ArtCenter College of Design
Pasadena, CA
Master of Fine Arts
in Graphic Design

09.2015–05.2018
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Visual Communication Design

Recognition

The Design Kids
Featured Graphic Designer
Interview


02.2021
Oh Fructose,
branding, editorial design
02.2021
Underground Museum
,
branding, editorial design

01.2021
No U Turn,
book design
The World’s Best Typography 41

02.2020
No U Turn,
book design
Type Directors Club 66
Typographic Excellence Winner


05.2019
No U Turn,
book design
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Top Talent


05.2018
A Historic Timeline of Typeface Design,
data visualization
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Semifinalist


2018–2021
ArtCenter Grad Scholarship
ArtCenter College of Design,
Pasadena, CA

2015–2018
Merit Scholarship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Experience

01.2021–04.2021
Hello Design
Culver City, CA
Graphic Design Intern
Contributed to the Facebook team
Created in-house design tasks including brochures and infographic design.
Contributed to the Amuse team
Designed promotional materials including digital assets and printed advertisements.

05.2016–08.2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Teaching Assistant
Assisted Andrew Conklin for Intro to Graphic Design class
Taught graphic design fundamentals through various projects, including layout design and branding.
Gave critiques to students’ works.

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An Empathetic and Socially Conscious Graphic Designer
I believe that combining empathy, curiosity, and passion can create something solid and stand the test of time in my creative endeavors.
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@2021 Yanwen Hang. All Rights Reserved.