MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
DATA VISUALIZER.

“This graphic artist used a range of charting and illustrating techniques to tell a bunch of different stories. All of the work was tigh tly edited and focused on telling the most important aspect of the story. There was a nice use of color with clean writing and editing. Easy to read."

EDUCATION

Parsons The New School for Design, Design and Technology — Master of Fine Arts, expected May 2015

University of Missouri, Convergence Journalism and Information Graphic — Master of Arts, May 2012

GPA: 3.93/4.00

Major Courses:

Information Graphics, Visual Editing for Multimedia, Convergence Reporting, Computer-assisted Reporting, Visual Communications, Quantitative Research Method

Renmin University of China, Radio-Television Journalism — Bachelor of Arts, July 2010

GPA: 3.68/4.00

Major Courses:

Television News Production, Broadcast Reporting, Broadcast Editing, Fundamental of Broadcast News, Web Communications, Photojournalism

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Data Visualizer/Multimedia Designer, June 2013 to present

Infographics.com, Infographics Designer/Researcher, May 2012 to May 2013

Conducted independent research and identify, locate, and understand multiple sources of information and data applicable to assigned project.

Define story angel of the project and contribute to the focus and direction of the infographics. In consultation with the Art Director, identified applicable design style, created data-driven charts, timeliness, illustrations, maps and other graphics. Designed layouts for media platforms used by the clients

National Geographic Magazine, Information Graphics Intern, Jan 2012–April 2012

Collaborated with the Art Director, Design Director, Graphics Editors and Art Researcher to produce information graphics and art; conducted independent research, initialize data analysis and fact-check with scientists and specialists

Missouri School of Journliam, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Aug. 2011–Dec. 2011

Assisted Multimedia Journalism class with lab instruction. Held office hours helping students with assignments, software and equipment. Taught Flash sections (Three hours)

The Columbia Missourian, Jan. 2011–Dec. 2011

Wrote and visualized weekly stories at graphic desk. Also worked as a multimedia reporter

Newsy.com, Intern, Jan. 2011–Dec. 2011

Conducted research and write video news analysis; Co-founded Newsy Chinese Channel; Part-time senior editor and anchor for the channel

United Nations Radio, Intern, July 2011–Aug. 2011

Reported and produced daily audio stories for the United Nations agencies

China Central Television, Intern, Sept. 2009–March 2010

In charge of scroll news for all five live programs on Channel 2. Assisted reporters and editors on live broadcasting workflow

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Photo Position Assistant, Aug. 2008–Sept. 2008

Assisted photographers with registration and photo position guidance and other photo-related service in Beijing Shooting Cluster

SKILLS

SOFTWARE

• Adobe Illustrator (proficient)

• Adobe Photoshop (proficient)

• Adobe InDesign (proficient)

• Adobe After Effects

• R (basic plot, ggplots etc.)

• Processing

• Adobe Flash

• Adobe Premiere

• Adobe Audition

• Adobe Dreamweaver

• Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Pro X

• Basic HTML, CSS and Javascript

• Microsoft Word, Excel (proficient) & Access

OTHER

• Native Mandarin & fluent English speaker

• Traditional Chinese painting artist

HONORS & AWARDS

First place, Information Graphics Portfolio category, National College News Design Contest by Student Society for News Design, 2012

Curator's Grant-in-Aid Scholarship, 2012 (20 out of 2000)

• Journalism Graduate Studies scholarship, 2012 (5 out of 30)

• Guanghua Scholarship, 2009 (150 recipients)

• Excellent Award for Weekly Coverage and Leadership, Youth RUC

• Excellent Volunteer Award, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

• First Prize, 2nd National Competition of Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting