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Kaijie Chen, a surface & visual designer living in the US, was born in Shanghai. She graduated with a master’s degree in Surface Imaging Design and also holds bachelor’s degree in Textile Design & Engineering. She chooses to explore the interdisciplinary field of surface design which combines visual design, material exploration and engineering technology to offer cutting edge solutions. Kaijie's diverse background includes a year of design teaching experience in university and also building and creating products and culture such as concept, textile, wallpaper, flooring, furniture, packaging, visual merchandising and showroom. She has pushed her works to make a real impression by solving a problem from multiple perspectives and in ways previously unimaginable, blending art, craft, science, business savvy and an astute understanding of customers and markets.

Projects include, but not limited to:

Under ArmourArmstrongMimakiEcho DesignCoca ColaSumbrellaJohnson & JohnsonAnthropologieDesigntex

Steelcase, Calico Wallpaper, Studio Cope, SnarkitecturePhilippe MalouinFaye Toogood, BCXSYLindsey Adelman, OTHR, Tokyobike, Friedman Benda, Swarovski, Daniel Arsham, Rockwell Group, Knoll, Future Perfect, Fairmont, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Fernando Mastrangelo, DesignPhiladelphia, Salone del Mobile.Milano, Design Miami, ICFF, NYCXDESIGN, Paris Design Week, London Design Fair, Schloss Hollenegg, Opening Ceremony, Matthew Day Jackson

Awards & Scholarships:

GOOD DESIGN® Award, Building Materials, USA, 2018

Indigo Award, Gold Winner, Integrated Graphic Design, the Netherlands, 2018

Indigo Award, Gold Winner, Digital Design, the Netherlands, 2018

Sunbrella "SHADE-SCAPE" Sunshade Pattern Design Competition, Top 30, China, 2018

Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Semifinalist, Fine Art - Graphic Design/Print, USA, 2017

A' Design Award, Bronze Winner, Graphics and Visual Communication Design, Italy, 2016 - 2017

The International Design Awards (IDA), Silver Winner, Other Graphic Designs, USA, 2016

The International Design Awards (IDA), Honorable Mention Winner, Other Product Designs, USA, 2016

SGIA Award of Excellence Award, Interior Design, USA, 2016

SGIA Certificate of Merit Award, Heat Transfers (Textile), USA, 2016

Nexus Maximus 2015 (Johnson &Johnson), Aalto Ventures Program Award, USA, 2015

Coca-Cola Contour Bottle Design Contest, 1st Place Graphic Design Award, China, 2015

Philadelphia University, The Dean's List, USA, 2015/2014/2013

Donghua University, Distinguished Graduate, China, 2014

Donghua University, Academic Excellence Award, China, 2013

China Scholarship Council, National Scholarship, China, 2013

Donghua University, Outstanding Engineer Scholarship, China, 2012

Donghua University, Major Scholarship, China, 2011

Hong Kong Esquel Group scholarship, China, 2011

Selected Publications & Exhibitions:

Unusual Beauty & Grow, School of Visual Art, New York, USA, 2019-2020

Surface Imaging Symposium Speaker, DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, USA, 2019

MSSI Alumini Exhibition, DesignPhiladelphia, Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia, USA, 2019

Young Designer Summit Speaker, SEGD (the Society for Experiential Graphic Designs), Austin, USA, 2019


Nature Force, GOOD DESIGN® YEARBOOK, 2018-2019

Exploding Brain, Steelcase’s showroom at NeoCon, the MART, USA, 2018

Unusual Beauty, Utopa International Design Exhibition, ShenNonTaiYangCheng 4F North Space, China, 2018

Unusual Beauty, Hebei International Industrial Design Week, Hebei Design Center, China, 2017-2018

Unusual Beauty, Shenzhen Design Week, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center Pavilion 2, China, 2017-2018

Unusual Beauty, 40 x 40 Exhibition Budapest, Budapest Projekt Galéria, Hungary, 2017

Unusual Beauty, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, The Lalit Mumbai, India, 2017

Unusual Beauty, A' Design Award Exhibition, the MOOD Museum of Design, Italy, 2017

Unusual Beauty, A' Design Award Year Book of Best Designs, 2017

Unusual Beauty, The 10th Annual International Design Awards Book, 2017

Melting Metal Panel, SGIA Expo, USA, 2016

Unique Textured Mushroom, SGIA Expo, USA, 2016

Neo Skin, Philadelphia University Surface Imaging Graduation Show, USA, 2016

Selected Press:

Artist: Kaijie Chen, Artsy, 02.22.2021

Q&A: Kaijie Chen, Design Mate, 02.15.2021

WixSite, WixPlayground Official Instagram, 08.14.2020

Favorite Designer of the Day - Kaijie Chen, FAVOURITE DESIGN, 03.23.2020

ContinuEd Project Space: Kaijie Chen, School of Visual Arts, 12.02.2019

designboom设计邦专访艺术探索者Kaijie Chen, designboom设计邦, 06.26.2019 

Nature Force, Architectural Products section of Spring Market Tabloid, Interior Design Magazine, 05.31.2019

创意 | 这位荣获The Good Design大奖的设计师,与我们聊了聊“自然力量”, Style In the Town社区大会, 04.22.2019 

NatureForce自然力量 GOOD DESIGN新材料, designboom设计邦, 03.21.2019 

Kaijie Chen: "You should never let tools limit you", BERLOGOS, 02.07.2019 

A Modular Interactive Tile With a Light-sensitive Led Panel, INSPIRATIONIST, 01.25.2019

Power of Nature, BERLOGOS, 01.23.2019

Nature Force - 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Award, Archinet, 01.22.2019

Nature Force: 2018 GOOD DESIGN® AWARD, Archistudent, 01.22.2019

Best of Neocon Innovation Award, Steelcase, 06.11.2018

Kaijie Chen Stretches the Limits of Printing and Design, the INK TANK, 05.29.2018


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