Xinyi in Chinese means a heart full of happiness. With my parents' wishes, I'm content with who I am but tenacious enough to push my limits. Before becoming a designer, I earned a bachelor's degree in finance, where I was trained to be organized, logical, and goal-driven. I am a fast learner who enjoys exploring new ways of making according to our rapidly changing world and media environment. I'm an oil-and-water combination of reasoning, intuition, ambition, and looseness. I multiply my inner contradictions and craft work with precision, intention, and passion.


ArtCenter College of Design
Pasadena, CA
Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
09/2019 – 12/2022
Southern University of Science and Technology
Shenzhen, China
Bachelor of Science, Finance
08/2015 – 06/2019


Freelance Designer
ArtCenter Library‍
Graphic Designer
Design Intern
Studio Saint
Freelance Designer


Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual 2022
Award of Excellence: Mutopia: Visualizing the Unseen
Creative Communication Award 2022
Best of Best: Mutopia: Visualizing the Unseen
Winner: Vanity Fair Identity Design
DNA Paris Design Awards 2022
Grand Prix: Mutopia: Visualizing the Unseen
Winner: Between Bodies
Winner: Fogo Island Inn Identity Design
Graphic New Talent Annual 2022
Gold Awards: Posthuman Toolkit
Sliver Awards: Vanity Fair Identity Design
Indigo Design Award 2022
Gold Prize: Vanity Fair Identity Design
IDA Design Awards 2022
Sliver: Mutopia Generative Identity Design
Bronze: Between Bodies
ArtCenter College of Design
Student Gallery, Merit Scholarship
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