A South African Taiwanese independent designer & art educator. Bringing her design practice into art classrooms. Lived in South Africa, China & New York and often being asked whether her life is like Mean Girls or a Nat Geo documentary.  

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I'm Man-Ping Wu or MVP as my past colleagues called me. I specialise in illustrations, editorials & digital media creating beautiful and engaging content. Coming from a graphic design and UX background, my creative practice emphasizes subtlety with a big impact.

Today, I'm an art educator inspiring students to be creatively curious and always do their best. Before I previously worked as a professional designer with great people at House of van Schneider & Lemonade Creative.

In my sparetime, I experiment new media, create art content on Instagram & YouTube and write subculture & self-development Medium articles. Being a zillennial, I actively seek Twitter memes & subreddits, while listening to Studio Ghibli Lofi Jazz ☺︎

☞ Resumes and CV can be sent by carrier pigeon upon request.

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

House of van Schneider⟶ Junior Designer
NYU IT OTSS⟶ UX Student Developer
McHiggins⟶ Web Design Freelancer
Lemonade Creative⟶ Design Intern

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Virginia Preparatory School
⟶ Art Teaching Assistant
Durban, South Africa

EDUCATION

New York University (US)
⟶Integrated Digital Media M.S (2020)

Fashion Institute of Technology (US)
Graphic Design B.F.A (2017)


CERTIFICATION

University of Sunderland (UK)
⟶PGCE Education (IDL) (2022)


RECOGNITION

DESK's Best of 2020— Best Totally Free Typefaces
Red Dot Award— New York Book Club
Type Director's Club— New York Book Club
5 Star Animal Crossing Island— Azul Isle



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