Yalan Wen

Visual Designer
New Jersey
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Yalan Wen is an artist based in New York City who works on computational images, new media installations, and motion graphics. Born and raised in Taiwan, she developed her curiosity about art and science by observing nature. Her work explores the subtle events that happen beyond the surface, finding the balance between simplicity and subtle philosophical interpretations. Graphic design is the foundation of her visual language, which she continued to develop in the MFA Computer Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. Her most recent interactive installations incorporate programming, experimental music composition, visual graphics, and physical computing.

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Work Experience
Wix
Jun-Aug, 2019
NYC
Design Intern
BumbleBear Games
Sep, 2020 -
NYC
Graphic Designer (Freelance)
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University
School of Visual Arts
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Rookies Awards 2020 Making The Way SVA Gallery Juried Exhibition, Online, 2020 Strangelove Time-based Media Festival, Online, 2020 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award MFA Computer Art Department Award, SVA Academic and Creative Excellence Award, SVA NTNU Department of Design Department Award GYGABYTE Design Competition - Gold Medal Award Steinbach piano certification (Taiwan)
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I'm that person who always excited to find a more creative way for design.

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Yalan Wen is an artist based in New York City who works on computational images, new media installations, and motion graphics. Born and raised in Taiwan, she developed her curiosity about art and science by observing nature. Her work explores the subtle events that happen beyond the surface, finding the balance between simplicity and subtle philosophical interpretations. Graphic design is the foundation of her visual language, which she continued to develop in the MFA Computer Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. Her most recent interactive installations incorporate programming, experimental music composition, visual graphics, and physical computing.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

It's to ride a bike traveling across the east coast of Taiwan in the middle of summer. I'm glad that I didn't impulsively carry my bike to the nearest train station. Instead, I carried tents and finished the trip with my group of friends.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

Creative is to connect dots between things, it relies on people's innovation to create a new way of thinking

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

When conveying an idea, we need clarity for anyone to easily understand, we also need creativity to show our difference from others and create our identity.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

I'll go for a walk if it's a sunny afternoon, and baking at home if the weather is bad.

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?

If I could dedicate my life to solving one problem, it'd be to find out the answer to a question in my head and planning out an art exhibition based on that.

6. Explain your creative process

Idea - brainstorming ideas Moodboard - looking for a reference or similar cases Style frame - designing/mocking up sketches to get the vibe Design - starting to develop the idea and finalize the visual

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

If every day of your life, no matter what the nature of your work or situation, you can remain playful and exuberant, it's a sign of Freedom within.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is connecting dots between elements.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

"opus" - Ryuichi Sakamoto Víkingur Ólafsson – Bach: Prelude in C minor Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op.25 - No.11 In A Minor "Winter Wind" Sasha Sloan - House With No Mirrors Radiohead - true love waits NIGHT TRAVELER - NYC snow patrol - run Coldplay - fix you Beach House - Take Care Taylor Swift - False God

10. How do you want people to remember you?

A happy artist

Passport is valid for next 12 months

Yes

Which country issued your passport?

Taiwan

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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