Photograph of Bynn Shen

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.

Experience

Jul 2022
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Jul 2021
Perch Boston, 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
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May 2021
Graphic Design Intern

Developed print and digital assets to build more robust brand identities. Tackled ad hoc graphic design tasks throughout the company.
Apr 2021
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Jan 2021
Alex Crown Chicago, 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
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Sep 2020
Design Museum of Chicago Chicago, 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
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Jun 2020
Wix.com Brooklyn, 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
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Jan 2020
EXPO CHICAGO Chicago, IL
Exhibition & Marketing Assistant

Illustrated graphics for social media posts. Researched and organized gallery contact information.
May 2019
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Feb 2019
DeGroot Fine Art Chicago, IL
Graphic Design Intern

Developed brand identity and social media post templates. Researched artwork for acquisition and contacted galleries for corporate and private clients.

Education

Present
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Aug 2021
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Baltimore, MD
MFA Graphic Design Candidate

Expected May 2023
Dec 2020
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Aug 2017
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Chicago, IL
BFA in Visual Communication Design

Merit Scholarship Recipient

Skills

Software

Visual Design
Typography
Illustration
Branding
Motion Graphics
3D
Web Design
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe AfterEffects
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Xd
Cinema 4D + Redshift

Wacom Intuos and Cintiq tablets
MacOS
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