Zishou Wang

STW21-ZISHOU-WANG

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

Zishuo is a senior graphic design student. Initially, he planned to major in Computer Science but changed his major due to his fascination with design. His main interests are the exploration of experimental methods, visual identity, and typography. His goal is to bring attention to other styles outside of the modern design trend. Since his junior year in high school, Zishuo has been experimenting with “neo-retro-futuristic” typefaces, layouts, and digital interfaces. In his downtime, he enjoys building Japanese robot model kits, bingewatching anime, and scrolling through fonts that he can’t afford — in other words, he is a total weirdo.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Fujian, China and I am currently living in Chicago

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

I am studying online for the duration of the pandemic

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I am a NIGHT OWL BOI

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Shrek 1-5

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Love to watch Darling in the Franxx for the 50th time

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

99% Invisible

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

René Magritte

FAVORITE BOOK?

Any IKEA instruction booklet

FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?

Any charity that contributes to mental health research and development

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

I spend way too much time watching things getting crushed by hydraulic presses.

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

2020 has been a pretty “meh” year. I find it comforting to see designers coming up with ways to demonstrate support and love through graphics. Seeing the participation of the Graphic Design scene during this time of crisis made me appreciate this field even more.

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