Kuan-Yi Wu

Graphic Designer, photographer / San Jose, CA, USA

[email protected]

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Education

08/2018-

MFA, San Jose State University, CA, USA 

Major in Digital Media Art

09/2011-06/2015 

BA, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan 

Major in Communication, GPA 3.98

Work Experience

07/2016 – 06/2017 

SIEN Information.Co,Ltd

UI Designer

06/2015 – 06/2016

StratuSea

UI Designer 

07/2013 – 06/2015

TEDxChungChengU

Curator 

06/2014 – 09/2014

435 Art Studio 

Assistant curator (Intern)

Skills


Graphic Design

Poster, brochure, business card, 

brand identity, LOGO design

Adobe Illustrator / PhotoShop


UI Design

Web RWD design, 

mobile app UI design, Phrototype


HTML5 / CSS3 / Sketch / InVision


Photography

Portrait photography, 

art photography


Sony Alpha 7R / Lightroom

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UI Design Works

This is a personal project. I challenge myself to design a comprehensive app that enables users to track their working time, punch in/out, manage projects and tasks and communicate with their colleagues.

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StratuSea App

A creative mobile app developed for forecasting sea of clouds in Taiwan's mountains. 

To show the function of forecasting stratus in Taiwan's mountains, I made the menu list icons featuring scenic photography of the mountains and designed clear line charts which illustrate the changes of stratus rate during 72 hours on the home page. 

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Interactive Net-art

 “After You Die, Your Digital Self Could Live on as a Chatbot” is an interactive art project features internet technology like Javascript and responsive web design. 

It gets inspired from early science fictions to ethical issues of contemporary artificial intelligence development. 


  

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LOGO Design

A clear logo made of recognizable symbols and typography is my favorite design style.

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Typography

Chinese calligraphy is not always serious. I duplicated the elegant flow of the strokes from Chinese calligraphy by using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Pen Tablets and wrote some humorous quotes for my friends.

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Illustration Works

Most of my works featuring memorable outline sketches look random and unrestrained but actually, they all follow a rule - experimental fusion. For example, you can see the fantastic creatures made of various species, a mixture of human heart and weapons, and clear logos made of recognizable symbols in my works. My main aim in art is to create mixed images which amaze people but enable them to easily understand the behind issues such as environmental problems, reservation of cultural events, etc.

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05/12/2018 – 06/02/2018 Exhibition 

Solo Exhibition: After Doomsday

I hate something lovely, always feel so-called cuteness, KawaiI is mostly hypocritical and artificial. However, those ugly genetic variations are natural and more fascinating, even if they seem unreasonable. My spacecraft is made of flesh, blood vessels and nerves, it lives in harmony with its passengers. Everything is organic.     uglykiki


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Photography Works 

"Aquatic ape hypothesis"

A series of photography work came from the idea "Aquatic ape hypothesis". 


#臉龐成癮症

A personal portrait project only for amateur models.  "You should see how beautiful you are."

 Instagram hashtag search: #臉龐成癮症

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Nude Art Photography

I started shooting nude art when 21. Inspired by my crazy but charming friends, I only take pictures of amateur models and believe that naked is a beautiful nature which teaches us to love our bodies.


See the article on 女人迷Womany

womany.net/read/article/8291

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More About Me

Kiki Wu is a Taiwanese artist. Based on my background of communication and user experience design, I am interested in stimulating viewers' emotion through digital media and mainly focus on the projects of interactive art, net art and augmented reality which emphasize users' involvement. The issues I addresses include the national identity crisis, personal identity narratives, and internet surveillance. I am currently pursuing MFA in Digital Media Art at SJSU.

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