About


About

Contact: mark@mrk-z.com
Follow my works on: Instagram, Behance, LinkedIn

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I'm a graphic designer and photographer, originally from Hangzhou, China, currently based in New York City, USA. 

My works are deeply inspired by the diversity of cultures, people, and places of this world, and greatly shaped by my travel experiences and my personal quest to become a polyglot.

Many of my design works investigate the translation and interpretation between cultures and languages, both literally and visually. I use graphic design, especially typography and calligraphy, as a tool to translate certain aspects of cultures and languages into visuals that transcend language barriers, in order to promote cross-cultural communication.

My photography works focus on the documentation of natural and urban space around the world, and the human interactions with them. At the same time, I explore how the camera capture and consolidate time and space into a 2-D image, and how the image is then perceived by the human eye, in order to challenge the viewers’ perception of this world we seem to know so well.

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Education
MFA Graphic Design, Boston University, 2018
BFA Photography & BA French, University of Iowa, 2016

Experience
Design Intern, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2018
Graphic Designer, Boston University College of Fine Arts, 2016-2018
Photographer, University of Iowa Division of Student Life, 2013-1016

Features
National Geographic
BU Today
Iowa Now