Nancy

Designer
Los Angeles, CA
$ 42.00
/ hour
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My name is Nancy Wu, and I am a second-generation Asian American. Born in the Midwest, I moved between the US and China throughout my childhood before settling in Southern California. Currently, I study design at the University of California, Los Angeles. I became an artist at a young age, after receiving classical fine art training, and fell deeply in love with charcoal, oils, paper, canvas, color and form. Representational drawing and painting taught me how to observe analytically and appreciate the materiality of things. It was not until I took my first graphic design course that I learned how visual creativity can translate into visual communication and storytelling. Everything changed after I saw the power that design has to change the way we live when applied thoughtfully, and I became a designer. I love the intuition involved in small design decisions and take such joy in realizing ideas into final design form. My creative process always places emphasis on people—their collaboration, their community, their history, their emotion, and their empathy. My canvas is now culture itself, and my medium is ever-changing.

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Work Experience
Kilograph
Design Intern
Jan 2021 – Present
Los Angeles, CA
The Underground Museum
Design Intern
Nov 2019 – Present
Los Angeles, CA
IN-FO.CO
Design Intern
Jan 2021 – Present
Los Angeles, CA
University

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Skills

Skills:3D ModelingBook DesignBrandingCreative CodingDigital DesignEditorial Design IllustrationMotion Design PhotographyPoster DesignPrint ProductionWeb DesignUI/UXFluent in MandarinTools:PhotoshopIllustratorInDesignAfter EffectsXDPremier ProBlenderMayaFigmaProficient in HTML/CSS, Processing, p5.jsAwards:Award of Highest Distinction in 2021 Undergraduate ExhibitionDean’s Scholarship Recipient 2019, 2020, 2021Dean’s Honor List 2017–2021National Student Advertising Competition Finalist 2018National Merit Scholarship Finalist 2017

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

I am the best applicant because I am the most avid reader, the most critical media consumer, and the most curious student. Design isn’t simply a job; it’s the spirit of asking “why” to every aspect of the world around us.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

My name is Nancy Wu, and I am a second-generation Asian American. Born in the Midwest, I moved between the US and China throughout my childhood before settling in Southern California. Currently, I study design at the University of California, Los Angeles. I became an artist at a young age, after receiving classical fine art training, and fell deeply in love with charcoal, oils, paper, canvas, color and form. Representational drawing and painting taught me how to observe analytically and appreciate the materiality of things. It was not until I took my first graphic design course that I learned how visual creativity can translate into visual communication and storytelling. Everything changed after I saw the power that design has to change the way we live when applied thoughtfully, and I became a designer. I love the intuition involved in small design decisions and take such joy in realizing ideas into final design form. My creative process always places emphasis on people—their collaboration, their community, their history, their emotion, and their empathy. My canvas is now culture itself, and my medium is ever-changing.

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

Speak up for what’s right, against the forces of habit, complacency, and ignorance.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

Innovation is the practice of introducing and implementing forward-thinking ideas. It’s what sets great companies apart from competitors. In our digital age, technology is constantly evolving, and innovation is becoming essential to every organization. Creativity is the driving force that allows innovation to happen. New ideas can’t be implemented unless creativity is cultivated among decision makers. The risk-taking and experimenting inherent in creativity is what leads to true innovation.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Every company has a singular, specific goal they are trying to achieve. Clarity is absolutely crucial in communicating and achieving that goal. It helps define the scope of how the company works to meet this goal and guides all operations to serve a specific purpose. Creativity is what operates within this framework and acts as the fire that pushes these efforts forward. It provides a healthy amount of challenging and expanding boundaries which leads to the most novel ideas.

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

Nowadays, I take a walk and enjoy a precious moment outdoors and away from a screen.

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?

One goal I have is to always fully believe in the work that I am doing. It’s risky because it will involve potentially forfeiting glamorous opportunities. It’s bold because I will have to take a stand against certain norms and speak out against issues that I can’t remain silent about. It’s important to me to be a designer of integrity.

6. Explain your creative process

1. Identify the goal. 2. Ask questions. 2. Do research. 3. Talk to people that know more than I do. 4. Ask more questions. 5. Brain dump. 6. Synthesize and refine ideas. 7. Reiterate. 8. Reiterate. 9. Reiterate. 10. Trust my gut. 11. Reflect on lessons learned.

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

Live every day as if it’s going to be your last.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity, to me, is simply the ability to act on an idea and produce something from it.

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

1. Mystery Lady by Masego, Don Toliver 2. Play Too Much by Kyle Dion, Duckwrth, UMI 3. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me) by Orion Sun 4. Stay by Khalid 5. Dream by Lucky Daye, Queen Naija 6. Oh No by Biig Piig 7. about the party by Kamal. 8. B.S. by Jhene Aiko, H.E.R. 9. Still Your Best by Giveon 10. Onederful by Armani White

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want people to remember me as someone who values their individual perspective and experience, who listens attentively and compassionately, and who cares enough to ask the real questions.

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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You should select me because

I am the best applicant because I am the most avid reader, the most critical media consumer, and the most curious student. Design isn’t simply a job; it’s the spirit of asking “why” to every aspect of the world around us.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

My name is Nancy Wu, and I am a second-generation Asian American. Born in the Midwest, I moved between the US and China throughout my childhood before settling in Southern California. Currently, I study design at the University of California, Los Angeles. I became an artist at a young age, after receiving classical fine art training, and fell deeply in love with charcoal, oils, paper, canvas, color and form. Representational drawing and painting taught me how to observe analytically and appreciate the materiality of things. It was not until I took my first graphic design course that I learned how visual creativity can translate into visual communication and storytelling. Everything changed after I saw the power that design has to change the way we live when applied thoughtfully, and I became a designer. I love the intuition involved in small design decisions and take such joy in realizing ideas into final design form. My creative process always places emphasis on people—their collaboration, their community, their history, their emotion, and their empathy. My canvas is now culture itself, and my medium is ever-changing.

You should pick me becuase

I am the best applicant because I am the most avid reader, the most critical media consumer, and the most curious student. Design isn’t simply a job; it’s the spirit of asking “why” to every aspect of the world around us.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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