你好! Hello! Hola!

I’m Yanci (燕慈). I think like a strategist and act like a designer.

I have an obsession: reimagine, redefine, redesign…pretty much everything.

Thing I do

Concept Ideation

User Interviews

User Journey & Flows

Wireframes

Visual Design

Motion Design

Prototypes

Usability testing

Branding

Illustrations

Art Direction

Photography

Posters

Videos

HTML/CSS

Things I like

Beaches

Emojis

Cubism

Minimalism

World history

Snorkeling

Horseback riding

Broadway musicals

Slow motion videos

Unlimited storage

Planning cheap trips

Reading and falling asleep

Calling my dog 20 different names

Teaching my dog Chinese

Analyzing which restaurant to go

Trying unidentified foods

Dreaming about going to Mars

Awards

Winner – Future Lions 2016

AKQA, Google, Cannes Lions

Best In Show – Richmond Ad Show

Richmond Ad Club, 2017

Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship

J. Walter Thompson

Women in Advertising Scholarship

Wongdoody

Michael & Larissa Chaney Scholarship

VCU Brandcenter

Silver in Design – Richmond Ad Show

Richmond Ad Club, 2016

Dean’s Award

VCU Arts Exhibition


Experience

User Experience Designer (Jul 2017 – Present)

AKQA (Portland)

Experience Design Intern (Jun 2016 – Aug 2016)

360i (New York)

UX/UI Designer (Aug 2015 – present)

VCU

Graphic Designer (Jan 2014 – Feb 2015)

Release The Hounds 


Education

M.S. in Business | Experience Design

VCU Brandcenter

B.A. in Graphic Design | Minor in Psychology

VCU Arts

Let’s chat.

yanciwu@gmail.com