yawen jiang is a chinese artist who is living in baltimore, md, united states. she is currently studying in maryland institute collage of art as a general fine arts senior with a concentration in graphic design. with a great passion in minimalism and a background in graphic design, she tries to use as less visual elements as she can to convey strong ideas. two years experience in graphic design trains her to solve problems with the most efficient and effective way.
the majority of her works are three dimensional. her choice of materials often involves flexibility and linear quality, for instance, wire, wood, fabric and metal. in most occasions, the form and how the piece interact with the space are the focal point. she has a great passion in revealing the material’s original color, since all materials have their unique beauty. due to her Chinese background, she is interested in fusing western and eastern ideas together to approach a harmonious result. yawen believes that her works are coming from restrain, sometimes even rule-based. throughout her works, "quietness" is the word people used most frequently to describe them. this quietness is a part of her personality, which she also embeds unconsciously as a personal style in her work.
2014-2016 maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md
bfa in general fine art,
concentration in graphic design
2016-2017 maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md
major in graphic design
2011-2014 ross school, east hampton, ny
studio digital and film photography, darkroom techniques, woodworking,
caligraphy, drawing, metal fabrication, glass blowing, oil painting,
sumi ink painting, phonography.
digital adobe indesign, bridge, illustrator, after effects, photoshop, premiere,
audition, basic css and html coding, pages, keynote, microsoft office.
presentations confident in giving presentations and public speeches, note taking.
languages native in mandarin chinese, full professional proficiency in english,
conversational level in japanese, cantonese.
experience + exhibitions \
2016 stars project – platform of young artists
florida international university, miami, fl
intro to gfa
maryland institute college of art, baltimore, md
2014, june creative intern
bbdo china, beijing
research for the creative team for the dove
chocolate campaign and supervise advertisement
client: mars, incorporated.
award + honor \
2017 packaging design was featured on packagingoftheworld.com
packaging design won the muse creative award - rose gold winner
summer travel intensive award - hawaii
2014-2018 starr foundation scholarship
academic honors scholarship
creative vision award
2015 competitive scholarship