💐WELCOME!💐Yi is pursuing Graphic Design MFA @ArtCenter College of Design 🤹🏻‍♂️ Graduating in April 2020👨🏻‍🎓 Previously at Buck. Interning at COLLINS.

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Hi! 

My name is Yi Mao (“Yi” is pronounced the same as letter “e”) and I’m a visual & content communication designer working with print, digital and 3d media/medium. Currently pursuing Graphic Design MFA at ArtCenter College of Design (MGx). 

︎ typography & language, imagemaking, colors, research & critical thinking, branding & packaging, emotions & storytelling, art direction.

I believe in curiosity, authenticity, friendliness, and tolerance. My works are mostly influenced by the relationship among values, intentions, and meanings which fundamentally transforms into branding, typography, content communication, and experience design across multiple media/mediums.   



Education

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


︎ unfinished M.F.A. | Graphic Design | Academy of Art University (2016–2017)
︎ unfinished B.F.A. | Graphic Design | School of Visual Arts (2013)



Award & Recognition

2019
• Pentawards | 2019  (TBA)
• CORE77 | Packaging Award Student Winner: “Boudin SF—Plastic Free  Food Packaging”
• CORE77 | Visual Communication Award Student Runner Up: “Boudin SF—Plastic Free Food Packaging”

• Young Ones ADC 2019 | Merit Award: “Boudin SF—Plastic Free Food Packaging”
• Young Ones ADC 2019 | Merit Award: “Rebelle”
• GDUSA | 2019 American Package Design Awards | “Kanna—a recreational cannabis brand”

• Graphis | New Talent Annual 2019 | Gold Award: Rebelle "RÉ·VOLUTION" Collection Posters
• Graphis | New Talent Annual 2019 | Gold Award: “Kanna—a recreational cannabis brand”


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


Since August 2018
ArtCenter College of Design Department Scholarship


2018

• Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) | Semifinalist: Sigur Rós: “Kveikur”

• Young Ones ADC 2018 |  Merit Award: Sigur Rós: “Kveikur”

• Graphis | Type 4: Type in Use 2018 | Merit Award: “Sanchez” Typeface Brochure

• Graphis | Photography Annual 2018 | Silver Award: Trinidad (Cuba) Style
• Graphis | Photography Annual 2018 | Silver Award: Blossoming & Dancing

• Graphis | New Talent Annual 2018 | Silver Award: Type Classifications Posters
• Graphis | New Talent Annual 2018 | Merit Award: “Sanchez” Typeface Brochure

• UC San Diego Geisel library  | Special Collection | photo: University of Art Gallery 



Press

Voyage Los Angeles | LA’s Most Inspiring Stories

• GDUSA April 2019 magazine | American Package Design Awards

• World Brand Design Society | featured work: Boudin SF—Plastic Free Food Packaging”

• Graphis | featured work: Rebelle”

• Packaging of the World | featured work: Kanna—a recreational cannabis brand”

• World Brand Design Society | featured work: Kanna—a recreational cannabis brand”



Contact

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

Email: yimaodesign@gmail.com
Tel: +1 (805) 698-3749
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