Yichen is a designer and a mixed-media artist based in Seattle, WA. Originally from Beijing, China, Yichen is pursuing Bachelor of Design in interaction design at the University of Washington.
Yichen is very interested in using design to guide human behaviors, as well as design for education. Yichen is also an experimental mixed-media artist. He is interested in assemblages, digital media art, installations, generative art and design, and experimental art.
University of Washington
Bachelor of Design, Interaction Design 2022
Design + Environmental Analysis 2019
High School Affiliated to Renmin Uni. (RDFZ)
Full-stack experience design
Experience design + research
Visual communication design
CAD modeling and rendering
Quick prototype + wireframe
June. 2021-Sep. 2021
UX Design Intern
Incoming 2021 summer Design Intern at Windows + Devices group.
Visual Communication + Web Designer
Freelance graphic, interaction, and motion designer since 2017. Clients including student-run organizations, individuals, start-up companies, medical clinics, and real-estate agencies.
Directed Research Groups - University of Washington
Sep. 2020-Dec. 2020
IoT Design Research Assistant
Student research assistant under James Pierce's research in IoT(Internet of Things) Interaction Design group exploring future scenarios and problems.
Oct. 2018-Dec. 2019
Visual Communication Designer
Visual Communication Designer for branding, video producer and editor for student-run media organization. Clients: HHO, FrameWorld UW.
Design For America (UW)
Jan. 2019-Sep. 2019
Experience Designer + Researcher
DFA member at the University of Washington, using Human Centered Design to help dancer navigate themselves during injury-recover and other health care issues.
Nov. 2018-Feb. 2019
Visual Communication Design Volunteer
Designed pamphlets, invitation cards, etc. for Microsoft 2019 Chinese New Year celebration event on Redmond Campus; cooperated with Microsoft staff with event planning
Dec. 2015-June 2018
Co-founder + Chairman
Founded a student design organization dedicated to Design education, tutored over 60 students annually. Worked with local education institute in Beijing and invited faculty from ArtCenter College of Design, RISD, etc. for workshop and college prep. talks.