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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.



M.F.A. | Graphic Design | ArtCenter College of Design (2017—2020)
B.A. | Visual Arts (Media), an emphasis on photography and film | University of California, San Diego (2014–2016)
A.A. | Liberal Arts | Santa Barbara City College (2011–2014)


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


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 AwardsPentawards / Hiiibrand Awards 嗨!品牌 2020Dieline 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


If any of my work resonates with you︎, feel free to contact me for more information. *如果有任何咨询、合作意向,欢迎通过邮箱进行联系!

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