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Qianyu Sheng

Qianyu Sheng
Illustration, The New School (Parsons School of Design)

 Area(s) of Interest: TV/film, Visual arts, Fine arts, Theatre, Video/digital media, PR/Marketing

Experience: 1. The UX/UI & Branding Design intern at China UnionPay,  Worked in the UI/UX team for the design of newly launched Mobile Wallet app and other transaction apps.

Ideal Job in 10 Years:  I want to take part in the digital art industry as a content creator on some big platforms to gain more experience. In the long term, creating a digital gallery or working as an independent curator will be an ideal career direction.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern?  There’s a significant potential to apply digital media and technology to art, like protecting some traditional art from dying, like online theater, and digital art galleries, and adapting the creative visual industry to the next era. Based on this goal, having and managing a team is essential since art and technology are quite different. Thus, teamwork is important for me if I want to participate in the digital art industry. One of the essential parts of this program is leadership and group work. So this program is very engaging for me.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? The most excited courses are Understanding of the Creative Industries and Digital Television. Also, the chance to co-create meaningful projects in classes.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? If it has to be a real person, I choose my cousin. We were very close, and she died at 16.

Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? Chen Yunque, also called Yinke Chen, is a contemporary Chinese historian, linguist, and master of orientalism. I learned a lot from his studies in history and traditions. Also, he was a great leader in the last century’s cultural modernization wave. This movement inspires me to participate in the digitalizing wave that creates but also influences arts and traditions.

Where are you from? Shanghai, China