Kaijie Chen is an artist and surface designer. Her work combines engineering technology, material exploration, and visual design to create experimental designs. The synthesis of engineering and design gives her work its unique aesthetics. She holds a master’s degree in Surface Imaging Design and a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design & Engineering. She is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the GOOD DESIGN® Award, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and A' Design Award. Her projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally at The School of Visual Arts in NY, the MOOD Museum of Design in Italy, Budapest Projekt Galéria in Hungary, and Hebei International Industrial Design Week in China. She has also given keynote speeches at SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Designs) and in DesignPhiladephia. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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, 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:

First Featured Artist in partnership with Vital Climbing Gym, Brooklyn, USA, 2021

SoHo Week-long Pop Up in partnership with DOORS, New York, USA, 2021

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

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

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

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



Steelcase showroom at NeoCon, the MART, USA, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

A' Design Award Year Book of Best Designs, 2017

The 10th Annual International Design Awards Book, 2017

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo, USA, 2016

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, Artist Spotlight on WixPlayground, 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