Associate Professor Chao Yang

Research units & titles

Artistic and research interests

Doctoral Candidate in Art and Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Associate Professor in Visual Communication Design, Communication University of Zhejiang
Member of the Art Directors Club New York, USA (NY ADC)
Member of the International Council of Graphic Design (ico-D)
Director of the Yang Chao Visual Design Team

 

TEACHING & RESEARCH POSITIONS:

2017-  Associate Professor and Graduate Student Advisor, Communication University of Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China

2018-  Visiting Professor, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China

2017-  Visiting Professor, Jiangxi Institute of Fashion Technology, Nanchang, China

2016-  Researcher, China Ceramics Industry Research Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

2009-  Design Director, Jingdezhen Elephant Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

2007-16  Associate Professor/Lecturer, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

2015  Visiting Researcher, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

2013-14  Visiting Scholar, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany (Under DAAD Award funded by German Government)

   

JUDGE, JUROR & CURATOR FOR COMPETITIONS & EXHIBITIONS:

2018  Judge  A’ Design Award and Competition, Milan, Italy (Also in 2015, 2016)

2018  Judge  The 4th Block Hackaton Design Competition, Kharkov, Ukraine

2018  Judge  ESCUCHA MIVOZ International Poster Design Competition, Mexico

2018  Curator  China Packaging Creative Design Contest, Hangzhou, China

2017  Judge  International Poster Contest "To Death with a Smile", Guadalajara, Mexico

2017  Judge  Zhejiang Public Service Advertising Contest, Hangzhou, China

2016  Judge  The 6th International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster, Oswiecim, Poland

2016  Curator  Global Poster Design Competition, Wenzhou International Design Biennale, Wenzhou, China

2015  Judge  China Element International Creative Design Contest, China International Advertising Festival, Shanghai, China

2015  Judge  Digital Design and Entrepreneurship Competition, the 11th Shenzhen Cultural Fair, Shenzhen, China

2014  Curator  Asian International Graphic Design Invitational Exhibition, Dalian, China

   

EDUCATION:

2016-  Ph.D. Candidate, Visual Communication Design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (Ranked 9th in QS’ Art & Design Universities Worldwide; University Ranking: Time World 190th in 2018; QS World 137 th in 2018)

2012  MA, Digital Media Arts, School of Software Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

2007  BA, Art and Design, Normal College, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China

   

AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS (Selected from over 35 awards):

2018  iF Award, iF DESIGN AWARD, Munich, Germany (Organized by iF Industrie Forum Design) (One of the best design awards in the World; often referred as Oscar prize in the design field.Award winning project: YI PU TI Brand Image Design)

2018  iF Award, iF DESIGN AWARD, Munich, Germany (Organized by iF Industrie Forum Design) (One of the best design awards in the World; often referred as Oscar prize in the design field.Award winning project: WOWTAO Brand Image Design)

2018  iF Award, iF DESIGN AWARD, Munich, Germany (Organized by iF Industrie Forum Design) (One of the best design awards in the World; often referred as Oscar prize in the design field.Award winning project: CHINA SAYS BookDesign)

2018  Best Using Award, The 15th Jiangxi Province Sports Meeting, Jiangxi, China (Organized by Jiangxi Provincial Government. Project: Sports Games Series Poster Design)

2017  Gold Award, A’ Design Award and Competition, Milan, Italy (Organized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, one of the top four design awards in the world. Award winning project: CHINA MEMORY Restaurant Design)

2017  Silver Award, A’ Design Award and Competition, Milan, Italy (Organized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, one of the top four design awards in the world. Logo Design: HERGENE)

2017  Frist Prize, Poster for Tomorrow Competition, Paris, France (Organized by 4 Tomorrow Association. Frist Prize out of 6993 entries internationally. Poster Design: MY WORDS)

2017  Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor of Lecce University of Art, Lecce, Italy (Organized by Lecce University of Art in Italy)

2017  Outstanding Contribution Award, Lancang Mekong River National Culture and Arts Festival, Xishuangbanna, China (Organized by Lancang Mekong River National Culture and Arts Festival Organizing Committee. Project: Series Poster Design)

2017  The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé, La Paz, Bolivia (Organized by the Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé organizing committee. Project: HOME Poster Design)

2017  The First Prize, China Packaging Creative Design Contest, Hangzhou, China (Organized by China Packaging Federation. Project: Poster Design. Also in 2016 and 2011)

2016  Red Dot Design Concept Award, Red Dot Award, Essen, Germany (Organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen; often referred as Oscar prize in the design field. Project: OK-HEADSET Product Design)

2016  Gold Award, International Design Awards, Los Angeles, USA (Organized by International Design Awards organizing committee; IDA award is one of the best design awards internationally. Project: EASY HOTEL Brand Image Design)

2016  Bronze Award, A’ Design Award and Competition, Milan, Italy (Organized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design; one of the best design awards internationally. Project: OPENING-JINGDEZHEN Poster Design)

2016  Global Biennale of Graphic Design 2016, Moscow, Russia (Organized by Alliance Graphigue Internationale – AGI & International Biennales Coordinating Committee – IBCC. Project: JINGDEHEN CITY IMAGE Poster Design)

2015  Excellent Reward Funds, Reward Fund for Returnees, Beijing, China (Organized by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of People's Republic of China)

2014  Emphases on Supporting Young People Design Talents, Support Program for Creative Talents in Cultural Industry, Beijing, China (Organized by Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China & Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China)

2014  Gold Award, A’ Design Award and Competition, Milan, Italy (Organized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design; one of the best design awards internationally. Project: YI PU TI Logo Design)

2014  Gold Award, Dashi Award, Shanghai, China (Organized by Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Project: JINGDEZHEN CERAMIC SAYS Book Design)

2014  Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, Taiwan (Organized by Taiwan Business Department of the Taiwan Ministry of Economics. Project: Logo Design)

2014  Excellent Award, The Shanghai World Expo Museum Global Collection, Shanghai, China (Organized by Shanghai World Expo Museum. Project: Logo Design)

2014  Excellent Award, The 3rd China Non Material Cultural Heritage Expo Poster Exhibition, Shandong, China (Organized by Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. Project: JINGDEZHEN HANDICRAFT Poster Design)

2014  Excellent Award, Poster Design Exhibition in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Macao Handover, Macao, China (Organized by The Official Provisional Municipal Council of Macau, Macao Museum of Art, and Macao Designer Association. Poster Design: FREE)

2014  Excellent Award, 25th Anniversary Poster Design Competitions to Commemorate the Collapse of the Berlin wall, Leipzig, Germany (Organized by Leipzig posters Museum)

2014  Best Design Award, Cassell International Design Award, Cassell, Germany (Organized by Cassell International Design Award organizing committee. Book Design: CHINA SAYS)

2014  The Florence International Art Festival, Florence, Italy (Organized by The Florence International Art Festival organizing committee. Project: Poster Design)

2014  Gold Award, The 9th International Logo Biennial Award, Beijing, China (Organized by Creative China Industrial Research Institute)

2013  DAAD Artists Scholarship Award, DAAD Scholarship, Bonn, Germany (Organized by German Academic Exchange Service - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst; Funded by the German Government)

2013  Bronze Award, National Cultural Creative Design Master Award, Beijing, China (Organized by China educational Television Station. Project: Product Design)

2012  Gold Award, The 19th China International Advertising Festival - China Element International Creativity Competition, Shanghai, China (Organized by China Advertising Association. Project: CHINA IMAGE-USB Product Design)

2012  Ukraine 4thBLOCK International Poster Exhibition, Kharkov, Ukraine (Organized by the Peru International Poster Exhibition Organizing Committee. Project: Poster Design)

2011  "Water Is Life" international Poster Competition, Berlin, Germany (Organized by Berlin University of the Arts. Project: WATER IS LIFE Post Poster Design)

2011  Lahti Poster Triennial, Lahti, Finland (Organized by Lahti Poster Museum. Project: CYCLE)

2011  Bronze Award, The Jin Daiqiang Design Award Global Chinese Design Competition, Shantou, China (Organized by Li Ka Shing Foundation. Poster Design)

2011  The Third Award, China Academy Award Game Design Contest, Beijing, China (Organized by China Academy Award Organizing Committee. Project: Game Poster Design)

2010  The Eighth Award, Peru International Poster Exhibition, Lima, Peru (Organized by the Peru International Poster Exhibition Organizing Committee. Poster Design: CYCLE)

2010  World Design Weeks of Japan, Tokyo, Japan (Organized by World Design Weeks of Japan Organizing Committee. Project: Poster Design)

2010  Grand Prix, Creative Design Festival on Both Sides of the Taiwan Straits, Zhuhai, China (Organized by Zhuhai Artists Association. Project: Poster Design)

2010  The Second Prize, China Packaging Creative Design Contest, Hangzhou, China (Organized by China Packaging Federation. Project: Poster Design)

 

INVITED LECTURES IN UNIVERSITIES OR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

Guest Speaker  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2018

Guest Speaker  Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China, 2018

Guest Speaker  School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

Guest Speaker  The 4th China Youth Designer Summit, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China, 2017

Guest Speaker  USR-STU • MSU Intercultural Innovation and International Docking Forum, Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2017

Guest Speaker  China Packaging Creative Design Contest Award Ceremony and Design Exchange Summit Forum, Suqian, China, 2017

Guest Speaker  Symposium on the Development of the College of Art in Teaching Universities, Art and Design Research Center, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China, 2017

Guest Speaker  Ningbo University, Ningbo, China, 2016

Guest Speaker  Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, 2014 (Ranked 12th in German Universities, SPIEGEL)

   

RESEARCH GRANTS & AWARDS:

  • Yang, Chao. PI. “Improvement in Visual Communication of Chinese Brands.” Zhejiang Provincial 151 Talent Project, Research Funding, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security and Department of Education, Zhejiang, China, 2017 (Grant No. 00248503X/2017-02476)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “Oriental Porcelain and Western Charm: Design of Creative Ceramic Products Synthesizing Eastern and Western Traditions.” Research Grant Rewarding Overseas Talents Returning to China, PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Beijing, China, 2015-2016 (Grant No. RST2015-192)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “Integration of Chinese and Western Cultures and Aesthetics in Logo Design with Chinese Characters.” Research Grant for Hundred-people Voyage Key Research Project, Jiangxi Science and Technology Association, Jiangxi, China, 2015-2016 (Grant No. YH201545)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “Oriental Porcelain and Western Charm: New Thinking on Jingdezhen Ceramic Product Design Synthesizing Chinese and Western Cultures and Aesthetics.” Social Science Research Grant, Jiangxi Provincial Department of Education, Jiangxi, China, 2015-2017 (Grant No. GJ-RWSK201510)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “Research and Practice of Studio Teaching Mode in Training Art and Design Talents in Local Specialty Universities.” Education Research Grant on University Teaching Reform, Jiangxi Provincial Department of Education, Jiangxi, China 2015-2017(Grant No. JXJG-15-39-1)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “International Design of the Visual Language of Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture.” Art Planning Research Grant, Jiangxi Provincial Department of Culture, 2014-2016 (Grant No. YG2014182)
  • Yang, Chao. PI. “International Design of the Visual Language of Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture.” Social Science Research Grant, Jingdezhen Social Science Federation, 2014-2015 (Grant No.JDZ-SL-2014-07)

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PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES, ESSAYS & DESIGNS:

  • Yang, Chao. “Qinglian Shangpin” & “Duo Zi Duo Fu.” Editorial Friend, Shanxi Sanjin Press and Media Co., Ltd., Shanxi, China (02/2018): 05 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “Tianwen” & ”Shuoguo.” Editorial Friend, Shanxi Sanjin Press and Media Co., Ltd., Shanxi, China (10/2017): 31 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “The Influence of Social Economic Development on Art and Design under the ‘One Belt and One Road Policy.’” Journal of Commercial Economics, China Society of Commercial Economy, Beijing, China (06/2017): 191-192 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “Application of Ceramic Materials in Daily Product Design.” Chinese Ceramics, China Ceramics Industry Research Institute, Jingdezhen, China (05/2017): 83-86 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “International Expression on Chinese Brand Image Design.” Design, China Industrial Design Association, Beijing, China (03/2016): 46-47.
  • Yang, Chao. “Design Education Inspired by Braunschweig University of Art in Germany: A Case Study on Design Studio Teaching Mode.” Design, China Industrial Design Association, Beijing, China (08/2016): 112-113.
  • Yang, Chao. “Research and Practice of Constructing Jingdezhen Digital Ceramic Museum.” Chinese Ceramics, China Ceramics Industry Research Institute, Jingdezhen, China (11/2015): 51-56 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “International Design of the Visual Language of Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture.” Modern Decoration (Theory), Shenzhen architectural decoration (Group) Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (05/2015): 105-106.
  • Yang, Chao. “Discussion on the International Design of Jingdezhen Ceramic Brand Image.” Business Times, China Society of Commercial Economy, Beijing, China (12/2014):57-58 (A national core magazine).
  • Yang, Chao. “Teaching Mode of Art and Design in Professional Design Studio.” Art and Technology, Zhejiang Stage Design and Research Institute, Zhejiang, China (10/2014): 200.
  • Yang, Chao. “Ceramic Materials in Environmental Art and Design.” Foshan Ceramics, Foshan Institute of Ceramic Research, Foshan, Guangdong, China (03/2010): 45-47.
  • Yang, Chao. “Teaching of ‘Creative Image Design’ in Independent Art and Design College.” Science and Technology Information, Shandong provincial science and Technology Department, Shandong, China (12/2009): 336-337.
  • Yang, Chao. “ ‘Impression of Porcelain Capital’ Poster Design Project.” Theory of Art and Design, Beijing, China (01/2009): 37-39.

 

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS PUBLISHED:

  • Yang, Chao. Illustrator Basic Course. Chief Editor, China National Photography Art Press, Beijing, China (2014) (ISBN: 9787512205833. Approximately 95,000 words)
  • Yang, Chao. Creative Graphics. Chief Editor, Weapons Industry Press, Beijing, China (2013) (ISBN: 9787512201798. Approximately 130,000 words)
  • Yang, Chao. Stereoscopic Composition. Chief Editor, China National Photography Art Publishing House, Beijing, China (2017) (ISBN: 97875122093-29, 110,000 words)
  • Yang, Chao. Design Sketch. Chief Editor, China National Photography Art Publishing House, Beijing, China (2017) (ISBN: 9787512209336, 130,000 words)

 

DESIGN PROJECTS:

2018   Ceramic Relief Design and Manufacture, Headquarter of Beijing International Club, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, China

2018  Gifts Design and Manufacture, Alibaba Ant Financial, Hangzhou, China

2018  Posters Design, the 15th Games of Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi, China

2017  Brand Image Design, Bank of Jiujiang Online Payment System, Jiujiang, China

2017  Poster Design, Lancang Mekong River National Culture and Arts Festival, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

2017  Brand Image Design, Ceramic Culture Restaurant of China Memory Yuejiang, Shanghai, China

2017  Brand Image Design, Tongga Manor, Lhasa, China

2017  Brand Image Design, Day Inn, Jingdezhen, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Yippier Network Technology Co., Ltd., Milan, Italy

2016  Soft Loading Design, China Memory Ceramic Culture Restaurant, Shanghai, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Wowtao Ceramic Technology Co., Ltd., Jingdezhen, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Xijiantang Art Hotel, Jingdezhen, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Beauty China Restaurant, Jingdezhen, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Asia Sun Cultural Investment Co., Ltd., Jingdezhen, China

2016  Brand Image Design, Zhongjing Group Art C+ Creative Park, Jingdezhen, China

2015  Brand Image Design, Hergen Brand of Chinese silk Group, China

2015  Brand Image Design, Reech • Z Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China

2015  Posters and Visual Design, Lingyijing Exhibition of Wu Guanzhong's Works, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

2015  Posters and Visual Design, Melting Art Exhibition, Deer Gallery, Delft, Netherlands

2015  Brand Image Design, Easy Art Hotel, Nanchang, China

2015  Logo and Website Design, College of Technology and Art, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

2014  Brochure Design, Diercke of Westermann, Braunschweig, Germany

2014  Brand Image Design, Reechland Group Company, Jingdezhen, China

2014  Brand Image Design, Yi Pu Ti Art Meditation Monastery, Beijing, China

2013  Brand Image Design, NO. 1 Gift Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China

2013  Brand Image Design, Banmu China Co., Ltd., Jingdezhen, China

2012  Logo Design, Ceramic Kiln of the Emperor, Jingdezhen, China

2012  Website Design, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China

2013  Brand Image Design, Yuya Jiangnan Ceramic Co., Ltd., Jingdezhen, China

2011  Brand Image Design, Yi Zhi Lian Ceramic Co., Ltd., Chaozhou, China

2009  Brand Image Design, Yongle Goldfish Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Beijing, China

Professional Qualifications

  • Visiting Scholar, German DAAD Artists Scholarship, Braunschweig University of Art,

    1 Jun 2013 - 1 Oct 2014
  • MA in Digital Art, Software Institute of Beijing University of Technology, China,

    1 Sep 2009 - 1 Mar 2012
  • BA in Communication Design, Normal School of Beijing Union University, China,

    1 Sep 2003 - 1 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Design research

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