EAGER ZHANG (She/They) IS A DESIGNER, ARTIST AND WEB DEVELOPER NOW WORKS AND LIVES IN KANSAS CITY, UNITED STATES.
Born and raised up in China mainland, relocated in Shanghai, and now working in United States, I identify myself as a designer, a researcher, an architect of visual dimension. I see graphic design from an engineer’s perspective, and the design intuitive leads me to interpret it into beautiful, accurate slices from a planned, sophisticated system. I make websites, font faces and identity systems as solutions, but at the same time experiments, poems, data visualizations, and manifestos.
I currently teaches at Kansas City Art Institute as a Visiting Assistant Professor, AICAD Fellow. I also runs OmensOmens Lab, my design studio that provides integrated typography/branding, UI/UX design consultation and solutions for clients. My previous clients and collaborators include GQ Japan, Aston Martin Shanghai, Tongji University, Kansas City Art Institute, and a number of independent artists and researchers.
(a demo I made in 2019 while I was in Grad School, with a now-dead laptop.)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Art -VisualCommunication Design
Tongji University, Bachelor of Engineering – Media & Communication Design
SEEN ME ALSO AT:
From Communication Arts FRESH, Eager Zhang: This Kansas City, Missouri–based designer creates their work through metacognitive, speculative methods. Editor: Michael Coyne.
From It’s Nice That, “The power of language really catches me”: Eager Zhang on what draws her to experimental typography. Words: Ruby Boddington.
From InKansasCity Magazine, Four Art Events Not to Miss in June. Words: Judith Fertig.
From Creative Review Magazine, Kansas City Art Institute: Beautiful World (s) KCAI Biennial exhibition campaign.
From The Design Kids, Eager Zhang TDK 20’. Jury reviewer: Giulia Giannini McGauran.
Award 360° 100 — Category: Culture Branding Design of the Year, 2023;
Creative Review Annual Award — Honorable Mention, 2022;
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards, Award of Excellence, 2022(2x), 2021;
Bienal Internacional Del Cartel En México (16BICM) International Poster Competition, Award of Selected, 2020;
STA 100, 2019;
IDA Awards, Gold, Bronze, 2018.
“Willow”, Solo Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition, 2022. (Collaborated with curator Rodrigo Carazas-Portal);
“Michigan the Sea”, Solo Exhibition, SAIC Incubator, 2021.
Presenter — AICAD Fellowship Annual Gathering, 2023;
Guest Lecturer — Sofia University, 2022-2023;
Peer Reviewer — Surface Conference, AIGA Design Educators Conference;
Class Speaker & Critic — Boston University, KCAI Sculpture, KCAI Foundation, etc.