About Me

Works @ Brown
Poster Design

︎︎︎ Stop Asian Hate
︎︎︎ Alienation
︎︎︎ If You Could See What I Hear
︎︎︎ The Grid
︎︎︎ Freelance Poster
︎︎︎ Creative Poster
Publication Design

︎︎︎ Openness (RISD MFA Thesis)
︎︎︎ We
︎︎︎ El Lissitzky And Werner Jeker
︎︎︎ On This Day
︎︎︎ Reframing Story
︎︎︎ Other (WIP)
Branding Design

︎︎︎ Chinese Medicine Box
︎︎︎ World Heritage Sites — Fuji Mountain
︎︎︎ Craftiles
︎︎︎ Astronaut Hall of Fame
︎︎︎ Daily Tea
︎︎︎ Melatonin Gummies
︎︎︎ Other Logo
Web/Mobile Design

︎︎︎ RISD Map
︎︎︎ Reflotus
Type Design

︎︎︎ Moiré Typeface
︎︎︎ Escape From Reality
Exhibit Design

︎︎︎ Maze
︎︎︎ Tap And Type
︎︎︎ Architect Exhibit
︎︎︎ History Exhibit
︎︎︎ Animal Exhibit
Information Design

Three Trips
Country Data

︎︎︎ Photography
︎︎︎ Video

︎︎︎ Illustration
︎︎︎ Printmaking

Qiwen Ju 句琦文

My name is Qiwen Ju and I'm a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a Master's degree in Graphic Design. I have a diverse background in design and a passion for creativity and innovation.

I started my design journey at Purdue University where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a focus on printmaking. During my undergraduate studies, I gained valuable experience through three internships in the fashion industry, where I honed my skills in brand design, magazine layout, photography, and event planning. Additionally, I worked as an illustrator for the White Board department at Purdue University, creating characters and scenes for animated educational videos.

After graduation, I joined a film company in Beijing as a member of the design and business strategy department. During my time there, I designed brand identities and promotional posters for over ten films and TV dramas, working with well-known directors and actors. I was also instrumental in establishing a five-year partnership between the company and Sony Music to promote entertainment programs in China.

My graduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design allowed me to further expand my skill set and knowledge in graphic design. I honed my skills in publication design, branding, user experience, web design, typography, 3D design, digital media, and exhibit design. I also had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for undergraduate students, supporting their learning of basic design skills and logic.

In addition to my formal education, I have also worked as a freelance designer, tackling projects ranging from brand identity design to exhibition posters. My diverse interests and skills enable me to produce designs with a professional and multidimensional design language. I am a strong communicator and collaborator, always open to different perspectives to ensure comprehensive design solutions.

What sets me apart as a designer is my excellent execution and problem-solving skills. I have developed a design methodology that allows me to be creative and flexible, producing professional work in a timely manner. I am also skilled at identifying design problems from multiple perspectives and finding quick solutions. I am proud of my diverse design experience and ability to bring a unique perspective to every project I work on.
Nov 2022 — Now
Visual Designer
Brown University (Brown Arts Institute)
Rhode Island, United States

The Brown Arts Institute is a research enterprise that promotes innovative and interdisciplinary creative arts and arts scholarship through curriculum and program development, project and artist development, and engaged collaboration with campus departments, units, and creative communities both near and far. As a visual designer, I am responsible for the visual design for multiple departments, including Brown Arts Institute, The Lindemann Performing Arts Center, David Winton Bell Gallery, Cohen Gallery, Public Art, and Brown Art Departments. (Media include posters, publications, social media, video, exhibition, identity, branding, and website.) 
2017 — Now · 6 yrs
Freelance Designer
China and the United State
Responsible for designing brand identity, poster, website, illustration and publication. (Clients: Simulacra Art Lto, Beijing Doctor Zhaohui Ju, Beijing Wanyier, Beijing Jiangxiaozhu, Jiangyou Corporation, Yu Meng Investment Corporation, Spades Tealife, and Geeks Movie)
Sep 2020 — Aug 2021 · 1 yr
Teaching Assistant — Type 1 & Studio 2
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Assisted the professor in completing the course arrangement and one-on-one tutoring for Rhode Island School of Design undergraduates. Provided effective help for teachers and students.
Jan 2018 — Aug 2018 · 8 mos
Publicity and Event Planning Specialist
Haining Bright Time Media & Culture Communication Co. Ltd.
Beijing, China
Took charge of designing concept posters and publicity materials. Designed and managed the storyboard of film production and assisted with short film clips. Cooperated with famous Chinese directors including Lin Delv and actors including Jiang Wu and Yu Nan to produce more than ten films and TV dramas through designing relevant advising, event planning, and publicity management. Promoted the global marketing of the project and cooperated with sony music.
Jan 2017 — Sep 2017 · 9 mos
White Board, Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Illustrated education-relevant videos and posters to support the publicity of colleges. Edited articles for the above-mentioned videos.
Jan 2017 — May 2017 · 5 mos
Designer and Participant
Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Coordinated with another 13 students to hold an art exhibition at Purdue University. Planned and organized the exhibited works in terms of style, content, etc. Managed the exhibition-relevant tasks, including producing publicity materials, seeking sponsors, designing, and event planning.
May 2016 — Aug 2016 · 3 mos
Graphic Design Intern
Auchan Retail
Beijing, China
Participated in the program to develop seasonal publicity posters. Designed three black and white hand-painted posters themed on the family.
May 2015 — Aug 2015 · 3 mos
Graphic Design Intern
VIVI China Magazine
Beijing, China
Assisted with printing layout, designing, translation, etc. Participated in various events by offering basic support for staff to succeed in event management. Assisted with other design-relevant tasks.
May 2014 — Aug 2014 · 3 mos
Graphic Design Intern
Harper's Bazaar
Beijing, China
Assisted with designing magazine covers, print layout, and photography. Supported full-time designers with basic design schedules and won their praise and positive assessment.
2019 — 2022
Rhode Island School of Design
Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
2013 — 2017
Purdue University
Bachelor’s degree, Fine Arts
  • Publication Design (ID)

  • Poster Design (Still/Motion)

  • Type Design (Latin/Variable)

  • Branding Design (Logo/Packaging)

  • Information Design (ID/AI)
  • Web Design (Figma/ XD/ Github)

  • Exhibition Design (Sketchup C4D)

  • 3D Design (C4D/DN)

  • Photography (PS/LR)

  • Video Editing (AE/PR)
  • Printmaking (Screenprinting / Etching)

  • Illustration (Procreat / PS)

  • Calligraphy (Chinese / Latin)

  • Seal Engraving (Chinese)

  • Adobe Suite (PS/AI/ID/XD/AE/PR/DN/LR)