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.




EDUCATION︎︎︎

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
Technology

Bachelor of Journalism
(2014—2018)

EXPERIENCE︎︎︎

Manual Creative
Design Intern
June 2021—Sep. 2021


Variety
Freelance Designer 
Mar. 2019—May 2019


LIVESTRONG.COM
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




RECOGNITION︎︎︎

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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GRAPHIC DESIGN




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