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About I Chao Wang : Originally from Taiwan, I Chao Wang is an Industrial Designer and Illustrator based in New York City. Because he has studied cross-disciplinary fields, from Fine Art to Illustration and Industrial Design, I Chao is able to apply draw out a more complex storyline in his products, imbuing his products more relevance to user's lives. I Chao received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan. In 2007, he came to New York to study Illustration and received Master of Illustration degree at Fashion Institute of Technology. Driven by the desire of making things, he further studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute master program.
STATEMENT OF ART:
As we grow older, our imagination slips away. But each one of us must re-discover where it lives, because this is also the core of creativity resides in our adult lives. It is a duty of my design to facilitate this process of re-inspiration.

ORGANIZATION:
IChao Design

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Illustrator Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2013, Industrial Design, MID, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2009, Illustration, MA, Fashion Institute of Technology, NEW YORK/USA.
2003, Fine Arts, BFA, National Kaohsiung Normal University, KAOHSIUNG/TAIWAN.
2010, Furniture Design, Danish Institute of Study Aboard, COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.
2007, Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins, LONDON/UK.

EXPERIENCE:
2014, Cre8Voice Music Studio, Children’s Book Illustrator, NEW YORK/USA.
2012 - 2014, Freelance Illustrator/Toy Designer, NEW YORK/USA.
2005 - 2006, Freelance Graphic Designer, TAIPEI/TAIWAN.
2003 - 2005, Art Teacher, Taipei Municipal Tien-Mu Junior High School, TAIPEI/TAIWAN.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2013, "ID Select, NYC X DESIGN", Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2012, "Perpetual Motion", ICFF, NEW YORK/USA.
2010, "DIS Furniture Exhibition", COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.
2003, "Savage Garden", The Pier 2 Art Center, KAOHSIUNG/TAIWAN.
2002, "Chinese New Year Prints", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, KAOHSIUNG/TAIWAN.
2001, "Joint Art Exhibition", Dog Pig Art Cafe, KAOHSIUNG/TAIWAN.

AWARDS:
2002, Merit Award, Printmaking Competition- Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, KAOHSIUNG/TAIWAN.
1996, Gold Award, Landscape Painting Competition, TAIPEI/TAIWAN.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, "Wang I Chao's Conceptual Toys", Core77, March, NEW YORK/USA.
2014, "Grown-Up Toys", Perspective Global, March, HONG KONG/CHINA.
2014, "The Corner Light", IDN World, March, HONG KONG/CHINA.
2014, "Designed by China: I Chao Wang", Trend Tablet, March.
2014, "Designed in China: I Chao Wang", D-Talks, March.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Mandarin, English, Taiwanese

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Painter, Sketchbook Pro, SolidWorks

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2014, IDSA, NEW YORK/USA

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2014, A&D Trophy Awards, HONG KONG/CHINA

WEB SITE:
www.wangichao.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.wangichao.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-27 14:03:52

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by I Chao Wang


Chair With Belly Button Chair

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
I Chao Wang for Ichao Design

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