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My name is Yi Mao, a visual and content communication designer working in print, packaging, digital media, and in physical environments. I have a background in art, photography, and film, which gives my current design work a multifaceted perspective. I care deeply about telling people’s stories and am fascinated by how these stories can resonate emotionally with others. By unfolding stories and creating resonance, I want my designs to help companies and organizations to make meaningful connections to the people that can benefit from what they provide.


Design Emphasis

Branding, Typography, Packaging, 3D Rendering, Art Direction, minor on Research & Strategy, and Motion.



M.F.A. | Graphic Design | ArtCenter College of Design 艺术中心设计学院 (2017–2020)
B.A. | Visual Arts (Media), an emphasis on photography and film | University of California, San Diego 加州大学圣地亚哥分校 (2014–2016)
A.A. | Liberal Arts | Santa Barbara City College 圣芭芭拉城市学院 (2011–2014)

Press & Print Publication

Slanted: Yearbook of Lettering #1, page 231 / Slanted: Posters Can Help (2023) / Asian-Pacific Design No.17 feature 第十七届亚太设计年鉴 入选刊登 / The Dieline / The Dieline / étapes: Le Savoir Emballé (Issue 253) / Core77 / Voyage Los Angeles / GDUSA April 2019 magazine / World Brand Design Society / Graphis / Packaging of the World / World Brand Design Society /

Exhibitions & Features

Morre Design / 电台“北海普利斯“采访 / 2020 Art & Design Education FutureLab 艺术与设计创新未来教育博览会 / The Grad Show & Tell by Design Diplomacy / SearchSystem™

Awards & Recognition

CORE77 Packaging Award / Communication Arts 2023 Design Competition shortlisted

YoungBattle Awards 2022 Jury / Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards: The Best of Branding 2022 (sweetgreen brand studio team + COLLINS)

GDC Award 21—Merit Award / Adweek's 2021 Constellation Awards / Pentawards / Hiiibrand Awards 嗨!品牌 2020 / Dieline Awards 2021 / Young Ones / CORE77 Design Award


Award360° Graduation Work of the Year / STA 100 / Hiiibrand 嗨!品牌 Packaging Silver Award / Communication Arts / Golden Pin Concept Design Award 金点概念设计奖 / DNA Paris Design Awards / DNA Paris Design / PRINT Reigional Design Awards / Young Ones / GDUSA American Package Design Awards

Pentawards / CORE77 Packaging Award / CORE77 Visual Communication Award / Young Ones / Young Ones / GDUSA / Graphis / Graphis

September–December 2018
ArtCenter College of Design Mentorship Program with Lippincott SF


Young Ones / Graphis Photography / Graphis Photography / Graphis


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