Juan Ye (Juii)

STW21-JUAN-YE-JUII

USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN (MFA)

Juan Ye (Juii) is a multi-disciplinary Product | UX designer based in Los Angeles who is interested in examining how people interact with the world while exploring approaches that benefit society. Juii’s versatile academic background in both engineering and design shapes her as a creative problem-solver. Her multi-cultural working experiences in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Osaka, and Los Angeles have broadened her heart and fostered her creativity and tolerance for diverse perspectives and point of views. Juii likes to create interactive experiences for people with craftmanship and cutting-edge technologies, such as Virtual Reality, 3D printing, responsive surfaces, interactive wearables, and generative algorithms. Her interest in sustainable design imbues her projects. Juii was invited to lecture at the annual International Disaster Prevention Technology Communication Conference in Bogota, Colombia in 2017 and 2018 for creating 3D visualizations of tsunami simulations in Cartagena and Tumaco in Colombia. Her Wearable Nature design project was a winner in the 2020 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Wuhan, China. I am living in Irvine, CA.

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Studying online right now.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Not too early nor too late, but regular.

FAVORITE MOVIE?

My Neighbor Totoro

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

West World

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Wechat

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Wireframe

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Claude Monet

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Three-Body Problem

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Handmade

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

Designers should stand out and speak for their communities using the tools they have to advocate for the best. We should also take responsibility and use our knowledge and skills to create things that benefit society. For example, I am designing and making facial masks for my families, friends, and those who have helped me.

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