Hi there!  ૮ • ﻌ - ა

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 the romanticism associated with New York history from Allen Ginsberg to Patti Smith since teenagehood.  Yet nobody warned me about the stinky New York subway and giant mice before I moved here after graduating from University of Missouri. 

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 free feel to write an email and say hi. I am always down for a lovely chat, song recommendations, fun TikTok videos and memes.

︎: shayangchencn@gmail.com
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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

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, Photography, Brand Identity and Strategy
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Figma
Language: English and Chinese


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

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