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Amy Vien

Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Amy Vien

Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Multidisciplinary designer with skills in publication, composition, and typography. I am passionate about culture, politics, and food. Currently based in the UK, but open to opportunities worldwide; full time, freelance, or otherwise. Get in touch. I am an enthusiastic and hardworking person who works well independently and in a team. My recent work explores and curate stories from everyday people with bizarre yet wonderfully ordinary lives. My strengths lie in publication design, communication, and being adaptable to any given situation.
Projects
  • YUM!A publication about good food and good people It moves away from ‘foodie’ ideals and appreciating tastes within food, and explores food as being social, understanding its depth and connection to people. I interviewed several people over a meal of their choice that was personal to them, and discussed their connection to this food; these interviews always went on a tangent, and we ended up talking about personal stories, thoughts and feelings. For others, we had deep discussions of food meaning m
  • 中國外賣 (CHINESE TAKEAWAY)As a child of immigrant parents of an ethnic minority in a predominately white country like England, I have always been aware of the ways I am different to my peers and how it is rooted into my identity. I am British-born Chinese, and like many others in my family and those who share the same identity, have a similar experience of growing up and working behind a Chinese takeaway counter. I draw a lot of inspiration from my background, and this project delves into the Chinese takeaway, a place of
  • Wabi-sabiImperfect, impermanent, incomplete Wabi-sabi is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetic and worldview based on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Based on this concept, my project became a wholly collaged magazine, transformed from its previous state, with an experimental use and exploration of textures and compositions. After collaging this magazine, I created a book with a selection of these images.
Work history
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    DesignerAmy Vien
    United KingdomFreelance
    — Alexandra Lunn Studio Ltd. (2021–) — MUTZINE, a Korean lifestyle and fashion magazine (2020–) — Undisclosed project with HOMEWORK (2020) — ‘50 Years of Choice’ online exhibition (typographic poster) — 'Ian Potts: Watercolours' exhibition (Visual and brand identity, exhibition graphics, publication) (2016)
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    Graphic DesignerBarkas
     - Copenhagen, DenmarkFreelance
    After working at Barkas as an intern for 3 months, I was hired as a freelance designer for December.
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Skills
  • Book Printing
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communiation
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Creative Research
  • Art Direction
Education
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    BA (hons) Graphic DesignUniversity of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Graduated with a 2:1, Second Class degree (Upper division) . During my time in Brighton, I volunteered for several creative events outside of the university. In my third year at university, I maintained a job with University of Brighton reprographics alongside my studies. At the end of my final year of studies, my course-mates and I built and curated an exhibition to celebrate our works and graduation in University of Brighton Grand Parade campus, as well as a self-funded exhibition at OXO Tower. My contribution to this show was sourcing and securing refreshments for the show, as well as helping to build and curate the show as a team.
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    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaSGS College Stroud
     - Stroud, United Kingdom
    Earned a distinction
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