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 BINGE WATCH?
Love to watch Darling in the Franxx for the 50th time
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
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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