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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
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