LOADING HIM
He transforms creative
visions into identity,
interaction & experience.
Zihan creates user-centered & research-driven designs with awards winning pixels.
Flimet
Coming This Week
Product | User Interface | User Experience
Crater
Product | User Interface | User Experience
Century
Advertising | Marketing Design
Visual Identity | Marketing Design
SECStudio
Product | Development
Iconic Moves
Visual Identity | Animation
the Datalogue
Exhibition | Film | User Experience
Dujiangyan
Visual Identity | Marketing Design
LOST RAY
Visual Identity | Marketing Design
V Bowl
3D | Marketing Design | Interaction
Get up
Advertising | Film
Conscious
Coming Soon
3D | Marketing Design
Crater
Learn More
Product | User Interface | User Experience
Century
Learn More
Product | User Interface | User Experience
About Zihan
Zihan Chen is a product designer and art director currently living in New York City who creates award-winning products, branding, advertising, and videos at places such as Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, McCann or his bed. He founded SECStudio in 2015 and led a team to build a bunch of games including Crater™ that was ranked top on the App Store and featured globally. Zihan can't stop inventing stuff, owning multiple patents since age 17 ranging from a near field pairing algorithm for electronic devices to an energy-saving faucet. He is a licensed pilot in the US, flying both airplanes and helicopters. Let him know if you have a plane, or a plan.
Expereince
SECStudio
Founder and Design Lead
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Visual Designer
McCann Worldgroup
Creative Designer
Education
School of Visual Arts
Master of Fine Art in Products of Design
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Art in Studio Art
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Minor
Awards
Ecuador Poster Bienal
<That is it.>
Selected for Exhibition. Quito, Ecuador
2018
iJungle Graphic Design Awards
<Century>
Awarded. Online, United States
2018
iF Design Award
<Century>
Awarded. Hannover, Germany
2018
Graphis Poster Annual
<Century>
Awarded Merit. New York, United States
2018
Red Dot Award
<Century>
Awarded. Berlin, Germany
2017
Creative International Award
<Century>
Awarded Bronze. Louisville, United States
2017
<Crater - Impact Your Mind!>
Awarded Silver. Louisville, United States
2017
<That is it.>
Awarded Bronze. Louisville, United States
2017
<Else>
Awarded Silver. Louisville, United States
2017
The Blooom Award
<Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Introduction>
Nominated. Dusseldorf, Germany
2017
The One Show
<Design Portfolio>
Awarded. New York, United States
2017
Taiwan Int'l Student Design Competition
<U Rest>
Nominated. Taichung, Taiwan
2017
<V Bowl>
Nominated. Taichung, Taiwan
2017
Red Dot Award
<U Rest>
Nominated. Singapore City, Singapore
2017
Graphis New Talent Annual
<That is it.>
Awarded Silver. New York, United States
2017
<Else>
Awarded Merit. New York, United States
2017
<Century>
Awarded Merit. New York, United States
2017
World Illustration Awards
<That is it.>
Nominated. London, United Kingdom
2017
IDA Design Award
<V Bowl>
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles, United States
2016
<Tango> in Sustainable Living Category
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles, United States
2016
<Tango> in Home Interior Products Category
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles, United States
2016
<Angle>
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles, United States
2016
Coca Cola Design Award
<Poster Series>
Nominated. Shanghai, China
2015
Red Dot Award
<Angle>
Awarded. Singapore City, Singapore
2015
C/I New York Transit Ad Competition
<Else>
Nominated. New York, United States
2015
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Only awards received as single recipient are shown,
Patents
US 9949124
Method and Device for Authenticating Wireless Pairing and/or Data Transfer between Two or More Electronic Devices
US 15420327
Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Managing Emergency Communications
US 15623198
Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Managing Text Rendering
US 9447566
Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Managing Water and Soap
US 15408295
Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Managing Refrigerator Spillage
Interviews
ZUIMEIA
Exclusive Interview with the Founder of SECStudio: About His Life
Inventors Digest
Patented Water Conserving Device is Just the Start for Knowledge Hungry Renaissance Man
UVA Today
Class of 2017: High Flying Art Student Has One Patent to His Name, More Pending (Home Page)
The Daily Progress
Three UVa Graduating Students Breaking the Mold
Combined Interview
Kunshan Daily
Kunshan High School Graduate Received the Red Dot Award in Germany (Home Page)
© 2019 Zihan Chen