Jingqi Fan (Read more)
Graphic Design & Art Direction
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❶ MáLà Project: A glittering spectacle of 90’s nostalgia reimagined for a Chinese restaurant brand in New York.
The brand’s mascot, BènBèn also lives in this visual universe. He is based on the Guardian Lion, a noble protector, and inspired by the youthful and rebellious spirit of the teenage deity, NéZhā, in Chinese folklore. He roams the MáLà Project spice garden and lends his helping hand at every step of the guest dining experience.
On a personal level, this project is secretly my love letter to home. Having been designing for most of my adult life, I delved into the rich visual landscape of 90's China for the very first time. It undoubtedly broadened my horizons in ways I didn't know it could. This work was about seeing the past anew—where every ending had a new beginning and every return paved a path towards another surprisingly beautiful discovery.
Full-service design, 2023
Branding, Art Direction, Set Design, Styling & Web: Jingqi Fan
Chinese Calligraphy: Guo Ming
Illustration: Lauren Doughty, Toby Mortimer (motion)
Brand Animation: Alexis Jamet, Matías Enaut (sound)
Lettering: Jingqi Fan, TienMin Liao (refinement)
Food Photography: Guang Xu, Zach Smith (lighting assist)
Case Study Photography: Jingqi Fan
Website Build: Jonas Luebbers
Interior Design: Studio LOVEISENOUGH
Interior photography courtesy of William Jess Laird & LOVE
MáLà Project: Amelie Kang, Christian Castillo
⇢ The Brand Identity
❷ Institute of Design: Six modules. Infinite possibilities.
The new identity system is based on the idea of “The Evolutionary” which led us to imagine a new voice and visual language that could itself evolve. Inspired by Moholy-Nagy’s artistic experiments with geometry and ID’s legendary director Jay Doblin’s genius with complex systems, we crafted six foundational structures able to transform from abstract shapes into words and images. They, like design itself, move seamlessly from chaos to clarity. The dynamism of this system is ID’s story, providing a voice and a canvas to show students, businesses—everyone—the extraordinary power of design to create possibilities that are both positive and impactful. An idea even more urgent today than it was in 1937.
Project done at COLLINS, 2022
COLLINS: Joseph Han, Sanuk Kim, Jingqi Fan, Eric Park, Tom Elia, Janet Ginsburg, Alex Blumfelder, Alex Athanasiou
Typeface Design: Joseph Han, Sanuk Kim, Jingqi Fan, Ryan Bugden
Nucleus: Chelsea Carlson, Gena Cuba, Elizabeth Talerman
Microsite Development: Raphaël Améaume
Website: Self Aware
Photography: Mari Juliano, Celso Assunção
Institute of Design: Anijo Mathew, Kristin Gecan, Denis Weil, Ruth Schmidt, Judd Morgenstern, Matt Mayfield, Brandon Kinports, Arnold Fishman
⇢ TDC 69 Award
⇢ D&AD Graphite Pencil
⇢ 365: AIGA Year in Design
⇢ Design Week Magazine Rebrand of the Year
⇢ Communication Arts Design Annual 63
⇢ Creative Review Annual Award
⇢ It’s Nice That
❸ Laumeier: Larger than life sculptures—up close and personal.
Personal project, 2019
⇢ Victionary’s PALETTE mini 09: Nature
2°C Earth is a visual guide that explores five locations around the world whose natural and cultural heritage is threatened by climate change. Created to be visually engaging, auditorily immersive and easily digestible for audiences disengaged from our climate crisis, this interactive experience hopes to educate and inspire more people to join the collective fight for our future.
❹ 2°C Earth: A visual guide for our increasingly warming planet.
⇢ Live site: www.2-c.earth
Personal project, 2020
⇢ Webby Award for Best Visual Design
⇢ Awwwards Site of the Month
⇢ TDC 67
⇢ Communication Arts Interactive Annual 27
⇢ The Brand Identity
⇢ Shaping Design
Jingqi Fan is a graphic designer and art director based in New York.
Her work balances distinction with familiarity, and an eye for detail with a playful soul.
Currently designing at COLLINS.
© Jingqi Fan 2023