Shuang Wu is an independent designer and educator based in Kansas City and Shanghai. Passionate about design storytelling and cross-cultural visual translation, her work ranges from typography, branding, to motion graphics and interactive design. Shuang is constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries in multimedia design.

She is currently teaching as a tenure Assistant Professor at School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech︎︎︎ in Blacksburg, Virginia. 
Shuang co-runs OUR STUDIO吾设计 with two other partners in Shanghai. 

Previously, she taught as an AICAD Fellow at Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)︎︎︎, and lectured at Texas State University︎︎︎ and MICA︎︎︎. In the past, she designed at Champions Design︎︎︎, MICA, NetEase︎︎︎, and Wix.com︎︎︎.

Shuang received her MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2023.

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Contact
shuanglunawu@gmail.com
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*Work Portfolio avaliable upon request. 

Selected Awards & Honors

International Society of Typographic Designers, 2024
Jury, ISTD Student Accessment

GDUSA 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards, 2024
Winner, Moo-Ah Milk Brand

Communication Arts Typography, 2024︎︎︎Winner, Poster Series: From Void to Being, We Create

International Design Award (IDA), 2024
Bronze, Poster Series: From Void to Being, We Create

Society of Typographic Arts (STA), 2023︎︎︎STA 100 Award, Life Choices That Led Me to Graphic Design

International Design Award (IDA), 2022︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Moo-Ah Milk Brand

Indigo Design Award, 2022︎︎︎
Gold Winner, Moo-Ah Milk Brand

Young Ones Portfolio, 2022
Shortlist, Portfolio Showcase

Creative Quarterly 67 (x2), 2022︎︎︎ Runner up, Moo-Ah Milk Brand & Life Choices That Led Me to Graphic Design

AIGA Flux Competition (x3), 2022︎︎︎ Winner, Moo-Ah Milk Brand & Life Choices That Led Me to Graphic Design & Meals On Wheels

International Design Award (IDA), 2021︎︎︎
Honorable Mention, studio of two

Transform Asia-Pacific Award, 2019︎︎︎
Lady M Bon Bon Package Design

MICA Graduate Merit Scholarship, 2021
Department Recognition Award, 2020
Graphic Design Achievement Award, 2020
MICA Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2020
MICA Creative Vision Award, 2016
National Art Honor Society Scholarship, 2016
Florida Art Foundation Scholarship, 2016



Selected Features

Shoutout LA, 2024︎︎︎
Meet Shuang, Design Educator, Graphic Designer

New Six: Kansas City Bienniel Exhibition, 2024︎︎︎
Gold Digger Manifesto, Our Poster Series

Communication Arts Typography Annual, 2024
Poster Series: From Void to Being, We Create

Interview, VoyageLA, 2024︎︎︎

Interview, Bold Journey Magazine, 2024︎︎︎
Being Effective Even When No One Else is Like You

Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile Exhibition, 2023
What Are You Looking At? and Life Choices That Led Me to Graphic Design

Graphic Design Collective Exhibition, 2023
Type & Image I,  Visual Inquiry Students Portfolio Showcase

Thesis Showcase, Dezeen, 2023︎︎︎
Thesis Exhibition – A Poetic Space

Interview, VoyageLA, 2023︎︎︎

Interview, CanvasRebel, 2023︎︎︎

Wix EditorX Unstoppable Conference, 2021︎︎︎

Wix Playground, 2020︎︎︎
Collaborative Web Design In a Remote World

Teaching and Speaking

2024 fall–
Assistant Professor
(tenure-track), 
Virginia Tech

2023 fall– 2024 spring
Assistant Professor,
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Courses: Visual Inquiry, Type & Image I&II, Type and Image, Interdisciplinary Design

2024 spring–
Adjunct Professor,
Texas State University
Course: Interactive Design

Adjunct Professor,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Courses: Introduction to Graphic Design, Typography With Image

2023
Visiting Lecturer,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Course: Graduate Pedagogy

2022 fall- 2023 summer
Adjunct Professor,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Courses: Introduction to Graphic Design, Branding, Pre-College Graphic Design

2022
Graduate Teaching Intern,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Courses: Flex Design Studio

2021
Guest Critic,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)Courses: Typography III, MICA Junior All Pin-Up Event
Guest Speaker,
NetEase Design Conference

2018
Event Curator,
Shenzhen International Poster Festival
Thursday Dec 1 2022