QIWEN JU




Home
About Me
Resume/CV
Email
Instagram
Linkedin
Poster Design

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

︎︎︎ Openness
︎︎︎ We
︎︎︎ El Lissitzky And Werner Jeker
︎︎︎ On This Day
︎︎︎ Reframing Story
︎︎︎ Other Publication (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
Media

︎︎︎ Photography
︎︎︎ Video
Other

︎︎︎ Illustration
︎︎︎ Printmaking

THE GRID
Personal Research — Winter 2020
The Grid is a series of experimental posters. It was inspired by Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell, two of my most admired designers and mentors. I was initially captivated by their process of using collage as a beginning point for their designs. First, they build subjective arrangements through collage, then create grids based on various shapes from these arrangements, integrating them with digital material to produce posters. Because I’ve never experienced this kind of design thinking before, I’d like to use this occasion to develop my own visual language via the lens of collage and grid.

For this project, I’ve selected many sculptures placed across Providence, either abstract irregular shapes or figures with solid contours. These random structures significantly challenged me in terms of creating new grids.
I photographed and studied the sculptures from various angles and took one, traced their contours, and a new grid was born. Finally, I inserted text and images into the grid to create an abstract collage poster. These posters do not have much meaning on their own but rather serve to evolve a new methodology and vision in design. Focusing on those details we frequently ignore, I hope to add more unexpected impact to my visual language. Tom stated when he evaluated my poster: “The seemingly disorganized image conceals a clear design logic. As long as the design rationale is straightforward, your language has enormous potential.”