xin wen
Product Design, New York New York United States
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Contact details
Tel: 9123735683
Brief Summary
Born in China, multicultural and multidisciplinary artist and designer Xin Wen explores objects from an unconventional perspective. She seeks codes shared with emotion and logic worlds and transfers the reason, harmony and beauty from science into design.
All along the way, she has been training her professional skills and knowledge in both science and design. Received a bachelor degree of biotechnology, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with Master of Fine Art degree in furniture design.
Xin Wen’s designs focus on daily objects that are inspired by every aspect of life and fused with personal interpretation ranging from science, gastronomy, fashion, technology, psychology and cultures. Also, deeper meanings in terms of history, politics or philosophy are explored because she believes design should not only solve people's problems in daily life but also to make them to realize the sophistication, beauty or even imperfection of the world as well as to think the real meaning of being.

Professional Experience
• Master of Art Savannah College of Art and design, Savannah, GA Major: Product Design, GPA: 3.8/4.0 September 2009 — May 2012
• Bachelor of Science Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Major: Biotechnology, GPA: 3.7/4.0 September 2004 — June 2008

Computer Skills
• Solid Works, Rhinoceros, Auto CAD, KeyShot, HyperShot
• Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
• Proficient in both PC and Macintosh Microsoft Office

Professional Skills
• Wood working / Plastic casting / Glass blowing / Foam fast prototyping
Understanding of human factors and ergonomics
Knowledge of product manufacturing techniques, fabrications and costing
• Idea Visualization: sketching and rendering
Presentation preparation and deliverance
• Problem solving/ Brainstorming design solutions
Great imagination and creativity with an innate curiosity about new development
• Photography, styling and exhibition
A keen awareness of fashion and color trends
Highly sophisticated in aesthetic sensibility for form, proportion, color and materials

Language: Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Specialty: science, technology and art multidiscipline and multi-culture backgrounds

Guangzhou Fashion Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China July 2008 - August 2009
Production Coordinator
• Set up styles, materials, colors, and material content in the system on seasonal basis
• Sources product, following all details, pricing strategies, and timing
• Interfaces with design and trend team to assist in brands development
• Purchase and forecast orders, cost sheets, price lists, catalogs and line lists

Pinch Food Design, Inc. New York City, NY June – August 2011
Design Assistant- Tabletop
• Work with design director to explore, refine and select a creative direction for project
• Presentations of concepts and prototypes to team and customers
• Interact with end users through various consumer research methodologies

Global Sales, Ltd, New York City, NY September-December 2011
Production Coordinator
• Illustrate design concepts for internal ideation and for clients presentations
• Research and source vendors and obtain competitive quotes
• Work with project manage to develop a successful on-site execution plan

ClodaghDesign, Inc. New York City, NY January-February 2012
Design Assistant- Tabletop
• Participated market research, concept generation and mock-up making
• Research materials and methods of constructions for projects
• Responsible for 3D modeling and prototype making

Drayton Glass Works, Savannah, GA February-April 2012
Apprentice-glass blowing

Beyond Food, Final M.A Project, Savannah, GA March- May 2012
• Research on food related conceptual and experimental designs in contemporary era
• Study culinary, cuisine and gastronomy history and related archaeology and art history
• Explored dining habits through civilizations in cultural, religious and social activities
• Generated experimental design concepts and built prototype

Smooth-on, Inc. Materials Exploration Project, Savannah, GA February 2011
• Learned the properties of materials and vocabulary of plastics and processing
• Case studies and small-scale exercises developing mold making and casting skills
• Conducted experiments using Dragon Skin® to explore its new applications
• Designed a collection of lamp and window shade based on the experiments
Awards and Recognition
The South’s Next Wave, Museum of Design Atlanta, 2012
Small works, Group show, M55 Art Gallery, NY, 2012
Furniture selections, Gulfstream Gallery, Savannah, GA 2012
Skewed, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, 2012
Collaboration, Pepe Hall, Savannah, GA, 2012
TASTE, Meddin Emerging Artists Theatre, Savannah, GA, 2010

Honorable mention, Appalachian State University Chair Competition, 2012
Honorable mention, Century Furniture, Inc. Wing back chair competition, 2010
Design works featured on, 
Design works featured on Savannah College of Art and Design's Website
Photography featured on Mobile Photography Awards Website
SCAD Honors Grad Scholarship, 2009-2012

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