Elvin Hu

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THE COOPER UNION

Elvin Hu is a designer and developer, currently finishing his senior year at The Cooper Union in New York City. Before moving to New York City, he spent most of his life in Beijing, China, and two years in St. Louis, Missouri, at Washington University in St. Louis studying Communication Design and Music. Besides design, Elvin is also an avid musical theatre lover: after moving to New York City, he has received callbacks to title roles for Broadway musicals. Recent projects have included book cover design for Edward Snowden’s memoir and working at impactful places like the Material Design team at Google. Elvin looks forward to using design to empower people to achieve more and use code to bring his design into reality.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Sichuan, China / Beijing, China

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Twitter (I tweet too much @elvin_not_11)

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Bon Appetit YouTube channel

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Connected, Upgrade, Accidental Tech Podcast, and Welcome to Macintosh

FAVORITE BOOK?
Detective Conan (manga counts right?)

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Wall-E

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Stephen Shore

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
LGBT-rights

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Singing

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Hara Kenya, Jonathan Ive

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Product design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER?
Voice actor for Disney musical movies or performing in musicals

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
At Cooper Union, we get to design our own major and are encouraged to study in multiple disciplines.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Stay hungry, stay foolish

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