Product designer & art maker based in San Francisco
Chinese Ink Painting
Classical Chinese poetry has always been my source of inspirations and it has an intense inter-relationship with Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. I wanted to combine those classic art forms in modern mediums and to get more people interested in Chinese art and culture.
To see the complete collection of my Chinese painting artwork, visit inkandwater.co.
Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts is my favorite San Francisco historical landmark. To complete this drawing, I spent many sunny weekends sitting at the same spot across from the palace, making sure I drew the scenery with consistent levels of shadows and highlights.
I used a 8.5 by 11 inches marker paper, and sketched with pencils and rendered by brush pens and color markers.
Thanks to Society6. This artwork is available for purchase as framed art, phone cases, and stationery cards. Purchase on Society6.
Postcard Sketch Project
The best way to appreciate architecture is to sketching.
I started this project while I was in France and Belgium this fall. I enjoy sketching in front of the architecture in context. Everything that is reflected on the postcard feels dynamic. After taking final shots of the postcards I drew, I mailed them to my friends and families before I leave for the next city.
I am also going to mail more sketch postcards via postcrossing.com, a postcards exchange project that invites everyone to send and receive postcards from random places. It always feels great when you see your hand-made cards received in the other side of the planet.
The grand dome inside Basilique du Sacré Cœur
La Tour Eiffel
Les Deux Magots
La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
Vignettes of Cardiology Workflow
For GE healthcare final client presentation, I sketched out cardiology staff's workflow to communicate with the audience who have no clear idea of the cardiology environment and staff's workflow.
The sketches of modalities and staff's portraits provide a big picture of cardiology department. The visualizations for case studies are designed to help audience quickly understand the complicated workflows and unfamiliar context.
This set of sketches communicated with target audience quite successfully on the final capstone project presentation. The original pieces were shown to public on a semester final show of "Methodology of Visualization".
Methodology of Visualization
In this class offered by CMU design school, I explored concrete concepts of abstraction (thinking, doing, and making) with visual and verbal story telling skills. I also learned how to develop form and meaning through careful consideration of order, detail, and layout, to convey a clear message of function and interaction.