Yijing Yan

STW2020_YIJING-YAN

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

I am Yijing Yan, a graphic designer from Guangzhou, China currently based in San Francisco. I am passionate about creating designs that spread a positive message and resonate with people. While having a strong interest in vivid and quirky visual style, I appreciate anything that inspires me. Before deciding to pursue an MFA degree in Graphic Design, I earned my BA in Advertising. When I’m not designing, you can find me watching musicals or expanding my vintage postcards collection.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Hunan, China / Guangdong, China

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Dare I say it, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

FAVORITE PODCAST?
I rarely listen to podcasts

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Little Prince

FAVORITE MOVIE?
How to Train Your Dragon, the first one

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Julie Cockburn

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Big Cat Rescue

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Watching musicals

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Tom Crabtree

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Branding

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Something craft-related

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Instructors who push you further, peers that are inspiring, and a practical curriculum that helps you pursue a dream career

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Fake it till you make it

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