Q holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has a focus on printed matter and graphic identities. She has completed a variety of projects, clients range from independent artists, musicians to brands, schools, and museums.

Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Type Directors Club (TDC), and the Art Directors Club (ADC). Q has lectured at the Art Center College of Design, Parsons School of Design, and has been a guest critic at Pratt Institute.

She is a lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and a senior designer at De Boer Wang Studio. In addition, she is the director of design at Maybe Noise Records in Beijing (remote), worked for Maybe Mars Records/兵马司. She previously worked at Johnson & Johnson Design CenterMcCabe+Various Projects, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, but is always looking for new collaborations.

Contact her for freelance projects, or just to say hi → qingyuwudesign@gmail.com & Full CV available on request.


It’s Nice That (UK)
AIGA Eye on Design (US)
AIGA/NY Fresh Grad 2017 (US)
The One Club (US)
People of Print (UK)
Fonts In Use (US)
Fonts In Use (US)
Design Everywhere (SG)
Ficciones Typografika (US)
China Graphic Design Association (CN)
Women of Graphic Design (US)

File Magazine (UK)
Cargo Collective (US)
City Like You (UK)
→ Books From The Future (UK)


The Graphic Design Bible (UK)
Monotype 2022 Trends Report (US)
BranD Magazine Issue 54 (CN)
Design 360° No.84 (CN)
Ficciones Typografika 1642, Formist Editions (AU)
Asia-Pacific Design No.14 <第十四届APD亚太设计年鉴> (CN)
→ The Annual of the Type Directors Club, The World’s Best Typography 2018 (US) The Inspo Finds Collection I (US)
→ Creative Direct Mail Design: The Guide and Gallery (CN)

Duotone: Limited Colour Schemes in Graphic Design (CN)
→ The 4th Shanghai Biennial of Asia Graphic Design Collection 2017 (CN)


→ Award 360° 100 (CN)
  ● New Talents of the Year

→ The A' Design Award & Competition 2018 (IT)
  ● Golden A' Design Award Winner,
    Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category
→ The Young Ones ADC 2018 (US)
  ● Merit Award, Packaging Design
A Winner in TDC 64 Communication Design
  Competition 2018 (US)
  ● Certificate of Typographic Excellence

CGDA Design Award 2018 (CN)
  Bronze Award, Poster Design
  Excellence Award, Packaging Design
CGDA Graphic Design Academy Award 2017 (CN)
  ● Gold Award, Packaging Design
  Excellence Award, Packaging Design
The 18th Platinum Originality International
  University Students Graphic Design Competition 2017 (CN)
  ● Chen Zhengda’s Judges Choice Award
  ● Bronze Award, Book Design
  ● Excellence Award, Packaging Design

  ● Finalist Award, Poster Design
AIGA/NY Fresh Grad 2017 (US)
  ● Annual Student Showcase, Cranbrook 2D Design
The 4th Shanghai Asia Graphic Design Biennial (CN)
  ● 浅葉 克己 Asaba Katsumi’s Judges Choice Award

Aiap Women in Design Award 2017 (IT)
  ● Finalist, Students’ Category x 2
→ Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship 2015-16 (US)
  ● Helen R. Griffin Scholarship

→ Virginia Commonwealth University (US)
  ● Dean’s List Commendation 2012-2015


The TDC 64th Awards Exhibition (US, CA, CN, UK,
  FR, DE, ID, IL, JP, PL, RU, KR, ES, TW, TH, VN)

→ A' Winners' Exhibition at "MOOD" (Museum of Outstanding Design)
  Ex Chiesa di San Francesco (IT)

→ Hebei Design Week 2018 (CN)
Energizing the Future, Poster Exhibition of EXPO 2017 Astana

→ The Permanent Exhibition in Hebei Design Center (CN)
→ Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (CN)
Shanghai Biennial of Asia Graphic Design Exhibition 2017 (CN)
→ Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Exhibition 2017-2018 (US)
→ Cranbrook Graduate Degree Exhibition,
  Cranbrook Art Museum 2017 (US)

→ The International Group Exhibition,
  Cranbrook Forum Gallery 2017 (US)

→ Detroit Art Book Fair 2016 (US)

→ Imagine Show, Cranbrook Forum Gallery 2016 (US)


The One Club | ADC (Art Directors Club)
→ AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
TDC (Type Directors Club)

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