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Ke Wang is a recent graduate of ArtCenter College of Design with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. She is a graphic designer with multi-media skills. Her work mainly focuses on multi-culture subjects and the influence they bring to society and public voice. She had a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Internet Of Things. When she came to Graphic Design, she is enthusiastic about exposing various visual approaches combining graphics with new technology. The multi-culture background made her a keen learner and a good team worker.
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Hello! I'm Ke Wang, a graphic designer and a beats lover. I usually find myself obsessed with making playlists on Spotify according to months, genre, cities, and mood. I grew up in China, spent half of a year in France, and came to America for graduate study in graphic design. I enjoy experiencing different cultures, and it helps me to build multi-cultural thinking through my design practice. Recently, I've started to play with Polaroid 660 this year, and I'm trying to find the best mixture of light and chemicals.
I am a Graphic Design MFA candidate of class 2020 from ArtCenter College of Design. I am based in Los Angeles now and interested in working opportunities in New York, London, Berlin, and Beijing.
I'm currently reading The Courage of Truth by Michel Foucault, listening to various genres of electronic music, and obsessed with nostalgic pop songs from the Japanese Showa era.
1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?
The design process of my graduate thesis project is the most courageous thing for me. I spent one term to research a whole brand new area for me and used the last term to put my design thinking into practice. And through the exploration, I established an alternative graphic language system to use online and protect our privacy at the same time.
2. How are creativity and innovation related?
I believe that creativity leads to innovation. However, between creativity and innovation, there is still a lot to explore, such as research and practice.
3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?
I think clarity and creativity is the fuel of sustainable development for every company and agency.
4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?
I'd explore new music on Spotify and make the cover for my latest playlist.
5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?
The first bold goal that comes to my mind is to own my studio in the future.
6. Explain your creative process
Everything starts with research, from which I get knowledge and inspiration. Then, it comes to multiple sketches and variations. After the discussion with the client, I would settle down to one or two directions to develop further. Next, the design of collateral starts. And the several stages of refinement.
7. What is the best advice that you have been given?
Do not try too hard to find your style at the early stage of your design career.
8. What is your definition of creativity?
To find an effective and alternative approach to communication.
9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?
Sundance by Jamie Jones & Alan Fitzpatrick
solari by Ryuichi Sakamoto
ORANGE by Leah Dou
Her Revolution by Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke
Kids by Aaron Parks
Drumming by Steve Reich
energy flow by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Taming the Dragon by Brad Mehldau
Before by James Blake
Daydreaming by Radiohead
10. How do you want people to remember you?
The comfortable person to talk to.
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