A creative altruist, reflective thinker, traditional culture lover, based in London and China.
Yijun selects appropriate implementation methods according to the design purpose instead of limiting herself to a specific design discipline. Under the education of interdisciplinary design in Goldsmiths College, Yijun has been paying close attention to the role of space in "narrative" in the past four years and constantly expanding her design practice — from filmmaking in cinematic spaces to model making in physical spaces; from design fiction speculation in fictional space to sensations engaged immersive experience designing.
As a lover of Chinese history and traditional culture, she has been experiencing a strong personal identification issue in the changing social environment. With the heated urban construction, many ancient architectural relics in China were repurposed into scenic spots that are highly homogenised where she sees only cultural heritages but no culture in heritage.
To repair the ruins of "spirit", rather than just a physical one, is what she aims to do.


2021 SEP

Enrolled Postgraduate — MA Architecture & Historic Urban Environments
x The Bartlett of Architecture, University College London

2020 AUG-SEP

Social Researcher (Researcher Team Lead) — XIANNING
x Xi Xiang Fang Rural Construction Organisation & Local Government 
- Participate in the field research for the revitalisation of ancient village - Liu Jia Qiao; 
- Research mapping;
- Proposing a plan of a sustainable development direction with researcher team;
- As Lead of Researcher Team, prepare presentation for the Government. 

2019 MAY-JUL

Intern Exhibition Designer — LONDON 
x Harmonic Kinetic & The V&A Musem of Childhood
- Assisting Curator Team of V&A Museum with Exhibition research;
- Proposing a series of interactive display prototypes with Arduino and max/msp;
- Research Data visualisation;
- Presentation Preparation. 

2017 - 2020

BA(Hons) Design (with First Class Honours) — LONDON
x Goldsmiths, University of London

2017 - 2018

Art Director Assistant — LONDON
x somethingandson

- UX/UI Demographic and user research and analysis 

- Consultation with clients 

- Designing presentation decks for Exhibition

- Assisting Art Director with Exhibition set up and graphics execution 

2016 - 2017

Foundation in Arts & Design (with Distinction) — BEIJING
x Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University