Jurors 2016
Prof Min Wang

Graphic Design,
China Central Academy of Fine Arts

(China)

Min Wang is Professor of Graphic Design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, as well as Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee. From 2003 to 2016, Min served as the Dean of the School of Design at CAFA. He was appointed by the Ministry of Education, China, as the Chang Jiang Scholars Professor in 2007. He was also Chair Professor at the School of Design of Hong Kong PolyU in 2013. Besides his academic appointments, Min is a council member of Creative Economy, World Economic Forum and a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale), serving as President of AGI China Chapter from 2013 to 2016.

Min was the Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Committee and the Director of Art Research Center for Olympic Games at CAFA. Under his leadership, the Center created the medal, pictogram, colour palette, motif and branding identity guidelines for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Min was also Vice President of ICOGRADA (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations), and oversaw the organisation of the ICOGRADA World Design Congress 2009.

Min is a DeTao Master and partner at De Boer & Wang Studio in Shanghai. Min was the Design Director at Square Two Design in San Francisco from 1998 to 2003, having joined in 1998 after eight years as Design Manager, Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer at Adobe Systems. Square Two Design’s clients include Adobe, IBM, Intel, Netscape, and Stanford University.

Min received his Masters of Fine Art from Yale University in 1988. He was a visiting fellow in Germany. In 1989, he began lecturing in graphic design at Yale University, teaching graduate students until 1997. Min’s work has been exhibited internationally and in museum collections.