Jany Zhang
 

Hi, I am Jany.

I’m passionate about learning human needs, exploring new technologies and their sociological impact, and designing engaging experiences for people.

Coming from a multi-displinary background with English undergrad (focusing on cross-cultural communication), Chinese Education MA and Visual Communication Design MFA, I see the benefit of seeing things from multiple angles and believe good solutions come from diversity and an open mind. While I'm currently a designer for digital products, I devote most of my personal time to designing for social impact, researching culture issues and practicing the philosophy of living in harmony with the universe (which affected largely how I approach things). 

 
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Proud as a Chicago resident, I joined City Sprint to explore public funding and data to help City of Chicago's human service program.

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Looking at the context that I grew in, I did a study on China's marginal culture and revealed the conflicts through public engagement.

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Human, but not just about human. I explored the relationship of nature and human beings from Taoism through a progressive time-based installation.

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