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Hi there :)

My name is Shaoyang Chen, meaning morning sunshine in Chinese.

I was raised in a seaside city in China and currently live in New York, as I have been lured by all the romanticism associated with this city.  Yet nobody warned me about the stinky New York subway and giant mice before I moved here after graduating from college.

Despite all the complaints, I am still madly in love with the city as the way it is : )

As a graphic designer who comes from a journalism background, I always believe design builds a bridge for communication.

Please feel free to write an email and say hi. I am always down for fun projects, graphic design memes, and song recommendations.

Click here for resume

Master of Fine Arts, Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
2020 - 2022
Bachelor of Journalism & Art Minor in Photography
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2015 - 2019
School of Political Science and Economics Exchange Program
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

AVENUE Magazine, New York, NY    
2019 - 2020
Art Assistant
VOX Magazine, Columbia, MO
Art Director
Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO
Publication Designer
KOMU 8 Mid-Missouri CW, Columbia, MO

Print, Book Design, Brand Identity, and Strategy, Photography
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Figma
Language: HTML, CSS, English and Mandarin


School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship Award
Hiiibrand Awards 2021 Merit Awards

Before the End
Lucky Risograph, New York, NY 2022

Chen Yujun, Land Rover, Long Museum, and West Bund Museum