Jingwen Zhang is an accessory designer who believes all design ideas would come from real life. She was born and raised in Shanghai, China. After she figures out her true calling in accessory design, she comes to the United States for further study and starts her career. She's a designer who is brave to do a lot of new creations and experiment on new materials. People can see a lot of different material combination in her accessory design pieces.
Jingwen Zhang ("JZ") interviewed on Monday, 7 May.
JZ : I grew up in Shanghai, China before arriving in America in 2014 to study Accessory Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I am currently seeking a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018. I earned her bachelor degree in Industrial Design at Donghua University. I've started to learning art since I was young. And I got the professional study since 2010.
JZ : My undergraduate university is quite famous for fashion design. In our industrial design department, we get to includes the accessories design. During the learning of accessories design, I realized that my true calling was accessory design because the discipline combines fashion, function, and creativity.
JZ : With the recognization of my true calling in accessory design, the goal of bringing in special, eye-catch design for accessories as the discipline combines fashion, function, and creativity. My project is focusing on the deep exploration of the soul's needs for the human being, which is also an important expression of my concern for people mental health in a positive way.
JZ : I would feel well accomplished after I finished each project. The design is a long-term journey. As a designer, I have the responsibility for doing the design, pattern making and producing. The process of discovering and exploring the new technology is quite exciting for the designer.
JZ : I started to learn art since I was a child. The knowledge and learning of art in both dance and drawing field, these help me to develop my interests and skills in the fields.
JZ : I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. After I got the bachelor degree, I came to American to get the learning in master degree and accomplish my dream. My desire job is being a design director for a high- end top luxury brand.
JZ : Feel free to spread out your ideas and imaginations. Since you were young, you can be a design master in the future. Just believing in yourself!
JZ : Believing in yourself and never being afraid to do the special design. As long as it is useful or fashionable, it would like by someone.
JZ : I would describe it as hustle and bustle as busy as a bee every day.
JZ : I would go to some professional trend website to search and learn about the latest trend. Sometimes, I would also go to stores to get the most trendy elements.
JZ : The respond and suggestions from the consumers and market are the most important to me. A good design I feel like it would make people’s life easier and beneficial’s them.
JZ : It's hard to tell if a design is ready. I feel like it's more depends on the designer. With the trends rapidly changes, the design would need updates on trends, while how does a design could be long-last is something that the designers need to consider.
JZ : My biggest design work is my Comfort collection. It's really quite minimalist, with a pure look and functional.
JZ : Karl Lagerfeld is one of my favorite designers.
JZ : As my background, I have the experience of both living in Asian and American. My design usually comes with a global lens and vary by culture.
JZ : Currently, I work as an individual designer for designing handbags and footwear. I also have the skills in pattern making. For the business purpose or collaboration, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com.
JZ : I am focusing on the deep exploration of the soul's needs for the human being, which is also an important expression of my concern for people mental health in a positive way. Most of my design is focusing on appealing people's mind from a lot of different aspects.
JZ : I am able to get more knowledge and communication with other designers, get into the commute of professional designers and being more clearly for my ideal career plan.Jingwen Zhang Profile
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