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)





Research & Strategy

Art Direction

minor on 3D Rendering, motion graphics, and Processing.


If any of my work resonates with you︎, feel free to contact me for more information.

Email: yimaodesign@gmail.com
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Awards & Recognition


• Award360° Graduation Work of the Year

• STA 100 (The Society of Typographic Arts) 2020
Hiiibrand Awards 2019—Silver Award / 银奖 (Package-Student)

Communication Arts 2021 Typography Competition—Student Winner

• Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2020 金點概念設計獎—Winner

• DNA Paris Design Awards 2020—Student Winner
• DNA Paris Design Awards 2020—Honorable Mention
• PRINT Regional Design Awards 2019—Student Winners

• Young Ones ADC 2020—Merit Award
• GDUSA 2020 American Package Design Awards

• Pentawards 2019—Gold Prize (Food—Packaging Concept Student)
• CORE77 2019—Packaging Award Student Winner
• CORE77 2019—Visual Communication Award Student Runner Up

• Young Ones ADC 2019—Merit Award
• Young Ones ADC 2019—Merit Award
• GDUSA 2019 American Package Design Awards

• Graphis New Talent Annual 2019—Gold Award
• Graphis New Talent Annual 2019—Gold Award

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

Since August 2018
ArtCenter College of Design Department Scholarship


• Young Ones ADC 2018—Merit Award

• Graphis Photography Annual 2018—Silver Award
• Graphis Photography Annual 2018—Silver Award

• Graphis New Talent Annual 2018—Silver Award

• UC San Diego Geisel library—Special Collection

Press & Publication

The Dieline: Boudin SF Plastic Free Food Packaging

• The Dieline: Yi Mao's East-West/West-East Conceptual Packaging

• étapes: Le Savoir Emballé (Issue 253)

Voyage Los Angeles

• GDUSA April 2019 magazine

• World Brand Design Society


• Packaging of the World

• World Brand Design Society

Exhibitions & Features

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™ feature




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