Hi, I’m Zhenqi—you can call me Z.

My approach to design is shaped by not just a background in Industrial Design and Visual Communications, but also my own identity and cross-cultural experience. This combination has resulted in a sensitivity towards cultural details and empathy for different experiences and needs.

It means that when I design, I center the user or audience throughout the process—from research to understand perspectives and (re)define the problem, to the critical evaluation of concepts based on whether they would meet real, human needs.

Beyond creating visually pleasing outcomes, design is about coming up with creative systems and strategies that help to make a meaningful difference.

Originally from Singapore, I am now based in Chicago, IL. I have worked in a design agency, in-house for a nonprofit, and as a freelancer. Some things I like to do in my free time include cooking, kickboxing, and handbuilding ceramics.


Graphic and Web Designer, re:power
Lead Designer, Studio 424
Contract Designer, Uptake
Design Intern, The Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Designer, OP3 International, Singapore


Master of Fine Arts in Studio,
Visual Communication Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts, Hons. (Industrial Design)
National University of Singapore

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