Xinyi is a designer and artist from Nanjing, China. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2D Design. She has completed a variety of works and projects featuring experimental typography, printed matter, brand identities, and art and sculptural installations. She has previously worked at Guyewenhua, Key Concept Design, Yangtze Evening, and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently, she is seeking a job in UX, graphic design, branding and/or a related field.
Inspired mostly by her own emotions and experiences, she sees her studio practice as a way to find out answers to her questions and concepts. Her art-making process usually starts with material studies and explorations, where the ideas and concepts start to interchange with the different materials. She embraces the incidents and unexpectedness that happen throughout the process.
Her approach to design works in a similar way. She believes in the undeterminable and uncertain qualities of design. Design is a dialogue, a way of communication, and an on-going process where we proceed toward perfection through conversation and different investigations.