Hi, I'm Bynn Shen, a Chinese-American visual designer and illustrator currently based in Baltimore! Here, I'm working towards my MFA in Graphic Design at MICA.
I've always been fascinated with our space perception in both digital and physical settings and playing with the question of "what's real and what's not?". Within my design work, I'm particularly interested in the intricacies and beauty created through typography and image-making to create a space of daydreams and serenity.
Present - Sep 2022
NBCUniversalNew York, NY - Remote Motion Graphics Intern Creating motion graphics content including key art and moodboards for StayTuned, NBC News' daily Snapchat show. Designing key art for YouTube StayTuned edits. Producing marketing assets for various shows and digital documentaries across NBC and MSNBC
Jul 2022 - Jul 2021
PerchBoston, MA - Remote Graphic Designer Designed for 100+ Amazon third party and D2C brand identities through brand optimization and redesign. Streamlined print and digital assets to help enhance market performance.
Jul 2021 - May 2021
Graphic Design Intern Developed print and digital assets to build more robust brand identities.
Apr 2021 - Jan 2021
Alex CrownChicago, IL - Remote Product UI/UX Intern Designed website improvements for UI/UX optimization and built wireframes and prototypes in InVision. Drew illustrations for web use. Wrote and managed Jira stories with detailed specs.
Dec 2020 - Sep 2020
Design Museum of ChicagoChicago, IL - Remote Design Intern Created digital and motion graphics for social media campaigns. Designed merchandise for museum store now available here. Developed brand identity for museum's virtual conference.
Aug 2020 - Jun 2020
Wix.comBrooklyn, NY - Remote Wix Playground Academy Student Exclusively selected as one of 48 participants out of 1,000+ candidates for intensive 3-month web design program. Created online campaign with motion graphics for quip and e-commerce website for Caserta Eye.
Mar 2020 - Jan 2020
EXPO CHICAGOChicago, IL Exhibition & Marketing Assistant Illustrated graphics for social media posts. Researched and organized gallery contact information.
May 2019 - Feb 2019
DeGroot Fine ArtChicago, IL Graphic Design Intern Developed brand identity and social media post templates. Researched artwork for acquisition and contacted galleries for corporate and private clients.
Present - Aug 2021
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)Baltimore, MD MFA Graphic Design Candidate Expected May 2023
Dec 2020 - Aug 2017
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)Chicago, IL BFA in Visual Communication Design Merit Scholarship Recipient
Visual Design Typography Illustration Branding + Visual Identity Motion Graphics 3D Web Design Typeface Design