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.

Shuang is currently teaching full-time in the Graphic Design department at Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) while co-running OUR STUDIO吾设计 with two other partners in Shanghai. Previously, she taught at MICA Graphic Design department︎︎︎, and designed at Champions Design︎︎︎, MICA, NetEase︎︎︎, and︎︎︎.

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


*Work Portfolio avaliable upon request. 

Selected Awards & Honors

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

Communication Arts Typography, 2024Winner, 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

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

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

AICAD Assistant Professor,
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
Courses: Visual Inquiry, Type & Image

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

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

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

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

Event Curator,
Shenzhen International Poster Festival

Thursday Dec 1 2022