Hi! This is Tong ︎ 

I am a multidisciplinary designer and creative thinker specializing in brand identity, editorial design and transmedia. I’m currently pursuing an MFA in graphic design at ArtCenter College of Design, graduating in May, 2022. 

With my former journalism background, I incorporate the empathy of a storyteller into my design process. I’m always inspired by the possibilities of growth, and aspire to grow more than the day before. I believe design is as much about solving problems as it is about addressing real-world issues through an inspiring and humanistic approach.

Design is the reason I get up in the morning and feel proud to be a part of the world.


ArtCenter College of Design
Master of Fine Arts
Graphic Design (2019—2022)

University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism
Magazine Design (2016—2018)

South China University of

Bachelor of Journalism


Manual Creative
Design Intern
June 2021—Sep. 2021

Freelance Designer 
Mar. 2019—May 2019

Creative Intern
Nov. 2018—Feb. 2019

The Hollywood Reporter

Freelance Designer
Oct. 2018—Nov. 2018

Popular Science and
Saveur Magazine

Design Intern
June 2018—Aug. 2018

Vox Magazine 
Art Director
Jan. 2018—May 2018

Columbia Missourian
Graphic Designer
Jan. 2018—May 2018


Communication Arts 2022 Winner
Typography Annual
E3 Rebrand

Core77 Design Awards 2021
Visual Communication Notable
E3 Rebrand

Type Directors Club 67th
Certificate of Typographic Excellence
E3 Rebrand

Hiiiibrand Awards 2020
Merit Award
E3 Rebrand

ADC Young Ones 2020
Merit Award
Liminal Album Design

Dean’s Honor Roll
Missouri School of Journalism

ArtCenter Student Gallery
Liminal Album Design
Oscillon Typeface Design

ArtCenter Graphic Design Department Merit Scholarship
Fall 2019—Spring 2022

Society of Publication Design Competition 2018
Fifth Place
How-to Magazine

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