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Jingjing Yao, was born in Wuhan,China,1983. 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. She is very interested in creative research method, ideation, sketching and evaluation process in product design. Although she was trained to be a product designer, she has broad interests in photography, graphic design and visualization with approach of storytelling and photography.
Made by a piece of paper
2010-2011 Master level one year course, Advanced Design Visualization
Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University
2007-2010 Master of Fine Arts in Design, product design
School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg
2006-2009 Master of Fine Arts, Research in Industrial design
The school of Art, Southeast University
2002-2006 Bachelor of engineering, Industrial design
College of Mechanical Engineering,
South China University of Technology
2010.09 - 2010.11 Heja! (Umeå, Sweden)
Was assigned the task to design new statuettes for Umeågalan from 2010 to coming years. The new design was presented on 11th of November, Umeågalan2010 event.
Product design intern
2006.03 - 2006-05 Rhein design (Zhuhai, China)
Work with concepts for domestic appliance.
Did the research about high-end blue tooth earphone, which inspired my thesis work for Bachelor degree, 2006.
Design intern for design research
2006.01- 2006.02 Samsung Design China (Shanghai, China)
Team work with marketing research, user experience and problem solving.
Project management intern
2005.07 - 2005.08 Schick (Guangzhou, China)
Working with production process, including packaging evaluation, in manufacture service department.
2010.11 “ A drop of water ” statuette design
Umeågalan, on stage presentation
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_ on the way home”
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.
Native in Chinese
Fluent in English
Basic in Swedish
School of Design and Crafts, Goteborg University