About

Meng Chih Chiang (born on December 20, 1986) is a Taiwanese digital designer, data artist, and writer based in New York.

Meng was born in Pingtung, Taiwan. Due to family economic hardship she began learning art in her childhood by self-teaching. In 2005 she graduated with first place honor from an art-specializing class at National Pingtung Senior High School where she received a three-year full scholarship. Meng was later accepted to the BFA program in Visual Communication Design at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), as the recipient of Merit Scholarship. During college years she actively explored a great diversity of graphic design and self-learned front-end programming. Upon graduation from NTNU, Meng was hired as a web designer at Medialand, which was one of the top digital design agencies in Taiwan.

In 2011 Meng received a Government Scholarship of Taiwan to come to study at School of Visual Arts (SVA), MFA Computer Art in New York, concentrating on interactive art of interface, infographics, programming and internet. During graduate years in New York, Meng remained financially independent for her tuition and living expenses. In 2013 she graduated from SVA with Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for exceptional achievement in Computer Art.

Meng’s artwork — “A Stranger to Words” has been recognized by many top awards, including Red Dot Award, Macao Design Biennial Award, The Lumen Prize, Adobe Design Achievement Award, Google Chrome Experiments and has been featured in exhibitions worldwide. She has also set up a solo exhibition in Taiwan, followed by a series of lectures and workshops. In 2015, the US government issued Meng an Extraordinary Ability Green Card (EB1-A), recognizing her achievements at the top level of design field.

Meng continues her career as a creative designer and an interactive designer at American Express and Hi-Res!, respectively in New York. During her professional years Meng has paid off forty-five thousand dollars of student loan for her master degree at the age of 27. Later she shouldered the financial burden of her entire family including the medical expenses of her parents in Taiwan. One of her dreams is to improve her family’s financial hardship for a better living. Meanwhile, Meng founded her studio “Mengdom Experimental Design Lab” in New York to keep exploring big data and new technologies in arts. Her clients include many well-known brands, such as Nokia, M·A·C Cosmetics, League of Legends and Nike.

In Fall 2016, Meng was offered to teach the class — “Interface Design – From Ideation to Realization” at the graduate school of SVA.

旅美設計師江孟芝,土生土長台灣屏東縣屏東市人,一個沒有傲人背景與財富的平凡女孩。

母親一人獨立撫養三個小孩長大,家境困苦無法學畫,但天生對藝術有執著與熱情,從小每天到書店翻書自修學習。高中就讀國立屏東高級中學美術資優班並獲得三年全額獎學金,2005年以第一名成績畢業,推甄錄取國立臺灣師範大學美術系設計組。大學其間作品屢獲國內重要獎項的肯定,包括台灣海報新星獎, 行政院多元就業開發方案行銷計畫創意競賽, 春風金盒獎包裝設計大賽, 時報金犢獎及法蘭瓷設計行銷創意大賽。畢業製作以『艸字部』獲得師大畢業展銀奬與典藏獎,作品為校方所收藏。

2010年,於台灣知名網路設計公司米蘭數位科技擔任網頁設計師,橫跨數位藝術與程式設計的領域,參與客戶包含可口可樂,博客來網路書店,肯德基,長榮航空, AXE, 格蘭利威威士忌, 百齡罈與資生堂。2011年考上教育部留學獎學金,並同時申請上紐約視覺藝術學院(School of Visual Arts), 普瑞特藝術學院(Pratt Institute), 加州藝術學院(California College of the Arts) 以及 薩凡納藝術設計學院(Savannah College of Art and Design),最後決定至全美排名第七的紐約視覺藝術學院攻讀電腦藝術碩士,師事知名藝術家與教育家Bruce Wands, Joshua Davis, 和Kurt Teske。 隻身赴美兩年期間堅持自己負擔所有生活費與百萬學費,一面在紐約接案,一面在學校精進專業領域,不花家裡一分一毛獨立克服在美留學的經濟困難。旅美期間多次獲得奬學金,包括紐約視覺藝術學院書卷獎,紐約視覺藝術學院助教獎學金,紐約視覺藝術學院旅外獎學金,2013年更以紐約視覺藝術學院Paula Rhodes傑出成就獎畢業。作品深受國際商業客戶青睞,多次被國際設計平台刊登轉載。

美國研究所畢業後,甫進入紐約設計公司工作。2014年,27歲以一己之力還清135萬留學貸款,隨後為中風的父親和骨折的母親籌措醫療費,一肩擔負起家計,在美國為台灣的家人打拼,立志改善家中經濟困境。工作中為知名國際品牌操刀,提供各項創意提案與視覺美學方案,包含英雄聯盟(League of Legends)、Nokia、M·A·C Cosmetics、美國運通(American Express)紐約總部等,屢屢獲得上司與客戶的一致肯定。作品以內斂細膩,色彩精緻繽紛的設計風格見長,悠遊在平面與數位藝術領域,並在紐約創立個人品牌「夢界設計實驗室」,持續累積新穎創新的數位設計能量。

江孟芝曾於多次大型國際設計賽事中奪獎:德國紅點傳達設計大獎、澳門設計雙年展 – 公開組/多媒體互動及視頻類別銀獎、 美國Adobe卓越設計大獎、英國流明獎 – 百大數位創作、法國Index設計獎 、最佳CSS獎、Google Chrome創新實驗網站得主等,並出任許多設計大賽之評審。她亦活躍於藝術展覽之中,曾受邀至全球最大的美國IEEE VIS國際資料視覺化學術研討會-藝術創作計劃,與北非阿爾及利亞的Al-Tiba9國際當代藝術博覽會中展出。

2015年,28歲獲美國政府核頒發具有國際級重大成就的傑出人才綠卡(EB1-A)。

Skills

Infographics

80%

HTML / CSS

85%

Web / User Interface

90%

Mobile Design

90%

Visual / Graphic Design

95%

Photography

80%

Photoshop

95%

Illustrator

95%

InDesign

80%

Flash

80%

Dreamweaver

90%

After Effect

70%

Clients