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TriggerFinger Emmerging Talk series, event poster II, 2019

















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Kathmandu Triennale, 2021

Motion Graphic, Video, Typography



Technique: Animation
Software: After Effects

Clients: Siddhartha Arts Foundation / Para Site
Art Direction: Chris Wu (Wkshps)
Animation: Yixue Li


Motion graphic work designed for Kathmandu Triennale 2077, Nepal’s premier international platform for global contemporary arts.

Using kaleidoscope as the visual motif, this work reflects the discourses of “decolonization, migration and displacement” discussed by the Triennale.


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On Being A Factory Worker, 2019

Exhibition, Art Direction, Print, Animation



Venue: Anderson Gallery
Technique: Digital print | Animation | Installation |
Wheat-pasting | Resin Casting
Material: Assorted Paper | Foam | Resin | Two-way Mirror
Software: InDesign | Photoshop | After Effects
Dimension: 240 x 168 in.

Design and Art Direction: Yixue Li
Craftsmanship: Jason Pascoe
Photography: Terry Brown Studio

How does the vernacular visual language speak about disparities in China and across the globe? How does the typographic landscape around factories bring awareness to the cultural and socioeconomic gap between production and consumption?

On Being A Factory Worker is my MFA thesis exhibition that hopes to bring forward the disordered but lively visual landscape surrounding Chinese factory workers. It is designed to be "anti-designed" through a vibrant clashing color palette, and a joyful, messy, overloaded usage of typography. It also hopes to touch upon difficult questions about labor wages, rights of female workers, as well as identity transference.

2020, TDC 66 Communication Design Winner
2020, Communication Arts Design Annual 61


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New York Comedy Festival, 2019

Identity, Social, Campaign, Animation 



Technique: Digital | Offset Print | Animation
Software:  InDesign | Photoshop | After Effects

Client: New York Comedy Festival (NYCF)
Studio: Wkshps
Art Direction: Chris Wu, Eric Price
Design: Yixue Li
Animation: Eric Price, Yixue Li


Following the visual identity developed by the project team at Wkshps, I designed the digital campaign, social media assets, venue posters, and other promotional materials for the New York Comedy Festival 2019. 

The New York Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival co-founded by Jarrod Moses and Caroline Hirsch in 2004. It brings more than 200 internationally acclaimed stand-up and sketch comedians to venues across the City.


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Commercial Classics (Ad Series), 2019

Campaign, Animation, Kinetic Typography


Technique: Animation
Software: After Effects

Client: Commecial Type
Studio: Wkshps
Art Direction: Chris Wu, Eric Price
Design: Yixue Li
Animation: Yixue Li


Advertising campaign series designed for type foundry Commercial Type’s new collection, Commercial Classics. Commercial Classics “is dedicated to recreating old typefaces, allowing these historical forms to escape the past and come to life again.”

Based in New York and London, Commercial Type is a joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz.


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Ballroom Marfa (proposed), 2019

Identity, Merchindise Design



Technique: Digital
Software: Photoshop

Client: Ballroom Marfa
Studio: Wkshps
Art Direction: Chris Wu
Design: Yixue Li


Proposed merchindise design for Ballroom Marfa, an internationally recognized non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Marfa, Texas.


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One Size Fits All, 2018

Installation, Photography, Publication



Technique: Installation | Digital print | Photo-retouching
Material: Switch plates | Mixed media | Paper
Software: Photoshop | InDesign
Dimensions: 22.75 x 18 in. | 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Design and production: Yixue Li

One Size Fits All includes an installation and a publication. Utilizing the grid structure, this project explores the limitations with which we have to work and the space we sometimes force ourselves to fit. 

I wanted to address the suffocating feeling of trying to fill one’s assigned work position, each and every day.

Exhibited at Book Object Festival in Italy.


Mark