About me

I’m an visual designer, brand designer, UI/UX designer and illustrator with more than 5 years of experience and a wide range of skills in the industry.

In the past 5 years, I’ve worked for 3 startups full time and helped them build successful brand identities and products.

Education

Masters of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

2010-2013
Academy of Art University,
San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Animation and Film Design

2006-2010
Shanghai Theatre Academy,
San Francisco, CAShanghai Theatre Academy,
Shanghai China

User Experience Design

2015
General Assembly,
San Francisco


Achievements
Red Dot Award 2014, Best of the Best

Works selected for the 2012 and 2013 Spring shows at the Academy of Art University

Honored as Shanghai's outstanding graduate of higher education. 2010

The Third National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students, China. Third Prize. 2009

Academic Scholarship of Shanghai Theatre Academy. 2006-2009
Experience

Visual Designer, Kalo

June 2017 ─ Present

Working with both marketing and product team. Created the end-to-end experience of the marketing website (b2b), Kalobest award micro site and landing pages. Designed all the needed marketing materials and online advertisements. Leading the rebranding project. Redefined the visual principle of the company including colors, illustration style and photo style. Visual designer for enterprise customer experience. Customized products for big clients. Worked with product designers, front-end engineers and product managers on projects from conceptual phase to final design.

Product Designer | Visual Designer, Viable Enterprise (Journey.com)

May 2016 ─ June 2017

Lead the product direction, concept building and product design. Created the company's visual identity, design principle and creative direction.

Creative Director | Visual Designer, Rip van Wafels

Sep 2014 ─ May 2016

Responsible for all creative projects including branding strategy, packaging, UI/UX, merchandising display, marketing materials, trade show and event display, presentation design and product/food photography. Translate marketing goals into creative strategies. Ensure that visual communication standard are met.

Freelance Visual Designer and Illustrator, Shanghai Media Group

Jan 2013 ─ Sep 2014

Worked with producers on TV production design including posters, presentations and event materials. Created illustrations to market TV shows.

Freelancer Visual Designer

Aug 2011 ─ May 2013

Worked with multiple clients with their brand identity, graphic and website designs.

Multimedia Designer, Shanghai Xinhua Media Co. Ltd, Shanghai News Online

Sep 2009 ─ Dec 2009

Participated in video editing, website design and graphic design.

Skills
Creative Direction
UI/UX
Branding
Illustration
Photography
Motion Graphic
Knowledge of HTML & CSS

Softwares
Illustrator
Sketch
InVision
Marvelapp
Photoshop
After Effects
InDesign
Premiere
Portfolio
Personal Abilities
Critical Thinker
Problem Solver
Visual Creator
Languages
100%

Mandarin

99.9%

English

Contact

Website

manjiazhao.com

Email

manjiadesign@gmail.com