ZIHAN CHEN

Product Designer and Art Director

About Zihan
zihan@secstudio.com
zihan@secstudio.com
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 of 5 to build over 8 games, including Crater™ that was ranked top on the App Store and featured globally. Zihan never stops inventing and owns many patents since age 17 ranging from near field pairing algorithms for electronic devices to energy-saving applications. He is a licensed pilot in the United States flying airplanes and helicopters. Let him know if you have a plane or a plan.
Experience
Piecewise
Product Designer
New York
SECStudio
Founder and Design Lead
Product Designer
New York
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Visual Designer
New York
McCann Worldgroup
Creative Designer
Shanghai
Education
School of Visual Arts
Master of Fine Art in Products of Design
New York
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Art in New Media Art
Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Minor)
Charlottesville
McNeel ARTC
Advanced Digital Modeling Courses
Shanghai & Beijing
Practices
Product Design
User Research and Analysis
In-depth Interviews | Usability Testing | Analytics Tracking
User Interface Design
Rapid Prototyping | Interactive and Responsive Design | Info Architecture
User Experience Design
Wire-framing | Persona Definition | Journey Mapping
Art Direction
Brand and Graphic Design
Visual Identity | Typography | Illustration | Layout Design
Asset Productions
Photography | Videography | Editing | 3D Modeling | Image Rendering
Awards
Ecuador Poster Bienal
That is it.
Selected for Exhibition. Quito.
2018
iJungle Graphic Design Awards
Century
‍Awarded. Online.
2018
iF Design Award
Century
‍Awarded. Hannover.
2018
Graphis Poster Annual
Century
‍Awarded Merit. New York.
2018
Red Dot Award
Century
‍Awarded. Berlin.
2017
Creative International Award
Century
‍Awarded Bronze. Louisville.
2017
Crater - Impact Your Mind! (iOS)
‍Awarded Silver. Louisville.
2017
That is it.
‍Awarded Bronze. Louisville.
2017
Else
‍Awarded Silver. Louisville.
2017
1to6 (iOS and Android)
‍‍Awarded Silver. Louisville.
2017
The Blooom Award
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Introduction
Nominated. Dusseldorf.
2017
The One Show
Design Portfolio
‍Awarded. New York.
2017
Taiwan Int'l Student Design Competition
U Rest
‍Nominated. Taichung.
2017
V Bowl
Nominated. Taichung.
2017
Red Dot Award
U Rest
‍Nominated. Singapore City.
2017
Graphis New Talent Annual
That is it.
‍Awarded Silver. New York.
2017
Else
‍Awarded Merit. New York.
2017
Century
‍Awarded Merit. New York.
2017
World Illustration Awards
That is it.
‍Nominated. London.
2017
IDA Design Award
V Bowl
‍Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles.
2016
Tango (Sustainable Living Category)
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles.
2016
Tango (Home Interior Products Category)
Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles.
2016
Angle
‍Awarded Bronze. Los Angeles.
2016
Coca Cola Design Award
Century Poster Series
‍Nominated. Shanghai.
2015
Red Dot Award
Angle
‍Awarded. Singapore City.
2015
C/I New York Transit Ad Competition
Else
‍Nominated. New York.
2015
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
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
© 2019 Zihan Chen