Jingjing Yao, was born in Wuhan,China,1983. She was a dancer and an event host in early school time. When she was 15 year-old, she decided to become a designer, as she was fascinated by smart objects and beautiful forms in daily life. Although she was trained to be a product designer, she has broad interests in photography, graphic design and visualization. She likes to travel and heard about beautiful stories from Scandinavian countries, therefore she chose to come to Sweden to study. Now she lives in Gothenburg and is willing to dedicated her life to design, culture and creative industry.
2010-2011 Advanced Design Visualization, Master level
Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University
2007-2010 Master of Fine Arts in Design, Advanced Design Program
School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg
2006-2009 Master of Fine Arts, Research in Industrial design
School of Art, Southeast University (China)
2002-2006 Bachelor of engineering, Industrial Design
College of Mechanical Engineering, South China University of Technology
2006.03.-2006.05 Rhein Design (Zhuhai)
Internship as a product designer. Work with concepts for domestic appliance.
2006.01-2006.02 Samsung Electronics Design Center (Shanghai)
Internship as a researcher. Team work with user experience and problem solving.
2005.07-2005.08 Schick (Guangzhou) Company Ltd.
Internship as project management assistant, in manufacture service department.
Working with production, including packaging evaluation.
Exhibitions and events
2011.6 “ A day dream ” short film
UID’11 degree exhibition, Umeå institute of Design, Umeå University
2010.11 “ A drop of water ” statuette design
Umeågalan, on stage presentation of new statuettes design, Aula Nordica, Umeå
2010.6-2010.8 “ Reading Partner ”
Degree exhibition 2010, The Röhsska Museum,Gothenburg
2008.8 “ Sun wheel ”
Wood fusion, “ Trä&Teknik 2008 ”, Swedish exhibition centre, Gothenburg
2008.2 “ Made by a piece of paper ”
Stockholm furniture fair 2008, green house, Stockholm exhibition centre, Stockholm
2007.12-2008.2 “ Home frame ”
Satellite exhibition for “Hem och hemlöshet 2007/08”, City museum, Gothenburg
Prototyping: Paper clay and paper model, wood, foam and metal prototyping.
Storytelling: Sketching and photography, linear storyboard, animatic storyboard.
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro, InDesign, Lightroom, Rhinoes,
Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Alias, KeyShot, Microsoft Office suite
Language: Fluent in Chinese and English, basic in Swedish.
Creative space, a workshop run by Helsinki Design Capital 2010 with Umeå Institute of Design, to explore connection of space and creativity in Finland;
48 hours Global Service Jam, a 48 hours service design workshop run in Umeå Institute of Design, 2011;
Presentation in exhibition and on stage;
Processing workshop in HUMlab at Umeå university;
Book layout design for Historia från ett Jaktvårdsområde;
Studio photography for products ;
Stop motion and green screen for visualization practice.