Jialun Wang is a designer and scholar from China and is currently based in New York and Boston. He has his BFA degree from University at Buffalo, and he is currently an MFA candidate at Boston University. He pursues a plural cultural narrative in graphic design practices and hopes to bring this pluralism to a broader audience. Jialun’s work focus on typography, branding, design theory, and design strategy. His work and research have been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Communication Arts, Boston Art Book Fair, and showcased worldwide.
What makes you feel inspired?
I always find my inspiration in everyday conversations, emotions, and actions. I am curious about how people feel, what they speak and why they act like that and trying to connect those moments with larger content.
What area or areas of design are you hoping to work in or specialize in?
I am currently working with typography and design theory and dipping into 3D and interactive design. I am hoping to get more involved with interactive and experience design.
What is one thing that design school has taught you that you did not expect?
Design is a skill and it does allow people to change their perspective of living in the world.
Who is someone you look up to in your field? Either today or historically?
Scene Peng, Ruth Van Beek, Nina Steimel, Phillip Kim, and more people from multiple-discipline backgrounds and worldwide.
What are you reading, listening to, watching?
I am recently watching an old Japanese animated movie Millennium Actress, and reading The Expulsion of the Other: Society, Perception and Communication Today by Byung-Chul Han.