I am a multidisciplinary media designer who is eager to make social impact, a storyteller using interactive technologies as my main media, and a world explorer with an unsettled mind.

I am currently based in LA. Over the past few years, I have studied, worked and lived in Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Berlin, and New York.

Currently I am pursuing my MFA degree in Media Design at ArtCenter College of Design, and I am expected to graduate in April 2021. Prior to this, I graduated from NYU with double degrees (B.S.) in Marketing and Interactive Media Arts.

Contact: jingyiwang215@gmail.com


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Professional


AR VR Interaction Designer
Institute for Creative Integration
06/2020 - 09/2020, San Francisco Bay Area

Developed, prototyped and rendered both VR and Audio AR enhanced in-vehicle interactions together with Toyota Innovation Hub. Conceptual ideation of future mobility in preperation of Tokyo Motor Show. Researched and provided technological consultation regarding XR trend and prototyping tools for Toyota UX design team.

Product Designer
Cheese Financial Inc.
05/2020 - 09/2020, Greater Los Angeles

Prototyped and designed product MVP UX and UI in preperation of product soft launch. Led and conducted UX research, interviews, and testings. Designed notification strategy blueprint that increases user retention and engagement.

Product Designer
Bluenote Therapeutics
01/2020 - 05/2020, Greater Los Angeles

Researching, proposing and designing a digital solution that provides mental health support to cancer patients. 

Experience Designer
Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies
01/2019 - 06/2019, Beijing

Using Artificial Intelligence empowered technology, designed and developed interactive mobile experiences that embed user-generated characters into a digital storytelling environment.

Creative Intern (Art)
AKQA Shanghai
05/2018 - 09/2018, Shanghai

Collaborated directly with the ECD, designed and prototyped storyboards, vsual storytelling techniques, and high-fidelity digital experience for clients including Nike, Jordan and GoreTex. Brainstormed and participated in brand identity design.

Product Development Researcher
NYU Music Experience Design Lab
09/2017 - 05/2018, New York

Facilitated usability tests and focus groups on existing products; performed interviews with industry professionals and consumers;conducted field research. Analyzed quantitative data for product development. Designed UI and system guidelines for lab’s website.

Social Media Content Intern
Hearst Media China
12/2016 - 02/2017, Shanghai

Conducted research on the Chinese skincare industry. Published 20+ articles with 110,000 reader base, featuring products, brand manifesto, and the brand-valued lifestyle. Designed interfaces for clients’ digital platform.

Design / Market Researcher Intern
PLTFRM
07/2016 -10/2016, Shanghai

Produced commercial films for fashion and beauty brands. Providedvisual references, conducted research on consumer touch points,analyzed target customers for Chile Wine’s market entry campaign.

Education


ArtCenter College of Design
08/2019 - 04/2021, Greater Los Angeles
MFA. Media Design Practices

Area of focus: Interaction Design, Critical/Speculative Design, Design Research, Mixed Reality

New York University
09/2015 - 05/2019, Shanghai/New York
BS. Interactive Media Arts
BS. Marketing

Area of focus: Emerging Media Technologies, Audio/visual Storytelling, Marketing and Advertising


Skills


Creative Technologies
Unity 3D, p5.js, Processing, Arduino, Motion Capture, RunwayML, esp32, Photogrammetry, MaxMsp, Kinect, Cinema4D, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, Figma

Media Production
UX/UI Design, VR, AR, Generative Graphic Design, Film Directing/Editing, Sound Design, Motion Graphics, Creative Writing, Physical Computing/Prototyping (3D printing, laser cutting)

Design Research
Ethnographic Research, Participant Observation, Fieldwork Studies, Unstructured/Semi-structured Interview

Programming
JavaScript, C#, MicroPython, HTML, css

Language
Chinese, English

Honors and Awards


MFA Scholarship
2019 - 2021, ArtCenter College of Design

Graduate Grant
2019 - 2021, ArtCenter College of Design

Selected Mentee
2020 - 2021, ACCD Mentorship Program

Selected Designer
2019,  Google Accessible Design Workshop

Founder’s Day Award (Graduation Honor)
2019, New York University

Dean’s Honor List
2017 - 2019,  New York University

Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Grant
2018,  New York University

Audience Selected Most Popular Work
2018, WonderPaint interactive Animation Hackathon

Dean’s Service Scholar
2017,  New York University + Sunrise Cambodia

Exchange Scholar
2018,  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Global Scholar
2016,  New York University + Tel Aviv University

Exhibitions


Media Architecture Biennale
2020-2021
Collaborated with Ben Hooker and other fellow designers
Amsterdam, Netherland


LIVE-ISH Pairings
2020, 0000-DDDD
Collaborated with Jenny Rodenhouse and other fellow designers
Web and Stream Online Exhibition


WIP Show
2019 - 2020, Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice
Pasadena, CA

Interactive Media Arts Capstone Exhibition
2019, New York University  
Shanghai, China

Audio Visual Art Exhibition
2018, NYC Media Art Center
New York, NY

Eating The City
2017, Rockbund Art Museum
Worked with Artist SongDong

Shanghai, China

NYU Shanghai Animation Festival
2016, New York University
Shanghai, China