Chiara Zhu

Chiara Zhu

Graphic & Brand Designer | Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Chiara Zhu

Chiara Zhu

Graphic & Brand Designer | Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Graduated cum laude in Design and Arts at the free University of Bolzano, Chiara gathered working experience at leading branding agency Metadesign Ag Berlin. She moved then to the field of corporate architecture and corporate design while working for the international studio Snøhetta both in Innsbruck and Oslo offices. She is finishing a Master in Branding at Goldsmiths University of London. Chiara is also an artist, her works have been exhibited in Venice, Milan and London.
  • I_Love_You
    I_Love_YouLove in times of coronavirus means understanding the new configurations, parameters and rules regarding health. The poster represents the three simple and main aspects of protecting the ownself and the others: the ‘I’, standing for the individual that is physically distant from the others, the mask, depicted in red standing for the heart icon, and the gloves, standing for the ‘you’. The three symbols form a totem and subtly suggest the sentence ‘I love you’.
  • INSTANTANEA - instantaneous pieces of advice against the spreading of Covid19
    INSTANTANEA - instantaneous pieces of advice against the spreading of Covid19What can graphic design do against the pervasive crisis we are all living? Instantanea - instantaneous pieces of advice against the spread of Covid19 is my small contribution to this issue, it is a social visual campaign that takes a subtle and original approach to playfulness and minimalism, with the aim of facilitating the spread of practical messages for the unprecedented emergency we are living in. The shapes build a ‘common design language’ able to express and convey some of the important
  • Modern Vitruvian
    Modern VitruvianA series of graphic covers and posters aiming at depicting some new labels, phenomena and current crisis brought about the Covid19. Modern Vitruvian refers to the new capacities and skills that we need to take on to tackle the uncertain tomorrow.
  • Have a clean day!
    Have a clean day!Graphics that suggests the idea of washing the hands promoting cleanliness and hope through colorful solutions
  • Photo-Graphic
    Photo-GraphicPhoto-graphic is a collection of photos of mundane and everyday-like elements taken from a graphic and colorist perspective. Every image is defined by either angles, reflections or simply lines aiming at reaching a balance of colors and shapes.
  • NUmbers
    NUmbersPlayful numbers for a way-finding system
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Projects credited in
  • any segment magazine issue 01 preview
    any segment magazine issue 01 previewDuring a time where recognition for artists is becoming harder and harder, even when the market is saturated with such talented people, I decided to create a side project in order to give people wider recognition and deserving publicity associated with their fabulous work, a project that included a celebration of the modern art world and all the perceivable delights that come with it. It was also started in support of charity, for those who may be suffering the most at this moment. In the first
Work history
    DesignerSnohetta AS
    Oslo, NorwayInternship
    responsible for international clients both for the development of visual identities, supporting the design department with the delivery of a variety of tasks including brand analysis, brand architecture, naming for clients such as Hydro, YME, TechnoAlpin
    Brand DesignerSnohetta
     - Innsbruck, AustriaFull Time
    Responsible for concept development and brand design for architecture. During this time I was responsible for the branding department of the company, visualizing and designing 2d graphics and concept for architecture pitches. Collaboration with CDS corporate design studio Schrott for a brand design pitch and with Oslo headquarter for concept phase for a branding project.
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  • Brand Design
  • Project Development
  • Concept Design
  • Concept Development
  • Graphic Design
    BA Degree Design cum laudeFree University of Bolzano
     - Italy
    A mix of product and communication design at a trilingual university. Practice-oriented learning processes and great autonomous level of studying and research. Courses attended: typography and graphic design, sociology, international marketing, product design, visual communication design projects
    100 Collettiva Giovani ArtistiBevilacqua la Masa
    Award for the best graphic images in the North of Italy for young talents and artists. The image chosen was exhibited at Bevilacqua la Masa, Palazzo Correr, San Marco, Venice