(HungChi Li)
Graphic & Motion Design    
(Graphic Design)
  1. Visual Language of Taiwan
  2. Stay Focused
   4.    Starland Dairy
   5.    SUNGO

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Visual Language of Taiwan

Type Design
Graphic Design

2024


Taiwan is where I was born and raised, a place rich in culture and history. However, the visual language of Taiwan is often vague for various reasons, and many people in Taiwan are not familiar with it. In this personal project, I aimed to reconstruct Taiwan's unique visual language through two sets of typography designs.






The first typography “North” has a more commercial appearance, as I intend to use it to rebrand the products from Taiwan's traditional industries, which have a greater chance of visibility. This visual transformation aims to reshape viewers' perceptions of Taiwan. My design was influenced by the iconic "Echo" magazine, which has played a significant role in Taiwan's graphic design landscape since 1970. Additionally, I incorporated elements of Chinese typography into this typeface design.





The second typography “South” features an experimental and graphic look as I planned to combine with illustrations of Taiwan's iconic elements. This combination will be used to design a series of postage stamps aimed at showcasing Taiwan's unique design, style, and way of life to a broader audience.
The concept behind the second typography draws inspiration from the symbolic significance of circles in Taiwan. These shapes represent ideals of perfection, auspiciousness, and good fortune, making them prominent features in our temples, festivals, and daily life.

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Stay Focused

Motion Design
Graphic Design

2023


In this digital age, many people struggle with maintaining focus due to the pervasive influence of social media and the demands of multitasking. This lack of focus significantly reduces productivity, comprehension, and creativity. Research indicates that the average college student (Generation Z) is the most affected by this issue, managing to concentrate on a task for just 65 seconds on average. To address this problem, I created three designs aimed at helping college students improve their focus through different mediums.




(Scanimation)Scanimation is an engaging medium that captures attention and raises awareness about the serious issue of digital distraction. The goal is to encourage students to put down their phones and concentrate on a single task for more than 65 seconds. I designed a nine-frame story to illustrate this problem, with the scanimation installation serving as an initial step toward enhancing their focus.


(Sticker)Stickers can be placed in various locations, delivering messages each time someone passes by. My objective is to use stickers with optical illusions to capture college students' attention and prompt them to interpret the underlying message of the graphics. This method serves as a continuous and accessible reminder to stay focused.


(Social Media)The purpose of these three motion designs is to interrupt the cycle of endless scrolling among college students. Recognizing the addictive nature of social media content, I decided to integrate these reminders within their digital environment. By blending into the content they regularly consume, these designs subtly remind students to break the habit of mindless browsing.


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Newspaper for Mr. Bean
Typographic Design
Editorial Design
2023


This project required us to select a character and create experimental typography related to it. In this project, I explored type alongside image, texture, and place to enhance the visual narrative of the typography. Ultimately, I designed four newspaper spreads focused on my persona. Creating the immersive reading experience to strengthen visual communication through the integration of experimental layouts and key elements.

For my project, I chose Mr. Bean as the persona. I conveyed his story, personality, and essence through a thoughtful combination of objects, textures, colors, and typography.








Mr. Bean

For me, hedgehog is the best creature to describe Mr. Bean. His temper, behavior and selfishness like the stings on the hedgehogs that used to protect himself, but you still can tell his innocence and naive from the bottom of his heart. In addition, the rounded shape brings out the funny part of his personality.

Utopian

Presenting the idea that “Mr. Bean is inherently utopian.” which was claimed by lots of critics. Mr. Bean lives comfortably, toils little, and lives within his means. Thus, I used old but fancy furniture to match the idea and the environment he lived.







Mundane

The whole series of Mr. Bean talks about how he deals with the problems that happen in mundane life through his unexpected solutions. The visual of the traffic jam matches the plot and the quirkiness of Mr. Bean subtly. I printed out countless traffic pictures and bent them into different shapes to form the letters.









Burden

I used colorful cotton candy to form the letters of “Burden”, which could convey clearly that Mr. Bean doesn’t have any burden at all and lives in the life everybody dreams of. I made the letters with cotton which has a similar texture and effect to cotton candy.







A Child

By using shaving foam as a medium to convey the concept of “ A child trapped in the body of a man.” which is often associated with the character of Mr. Bean. As you can see, they just look like the process of shaving on a grown man's skin but with playful and childish elements at the same time.

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St
arland Dairy
Graphic Design
Packaging Design
2022

Starland Dairy was built in 1932 and supplied milk to Savannah residents until the 1980s. After it was abandoned for years, two SCAD students purchased it and started to restore the old Starland Dairy. The building of Starland Dairy became the centerpiece of the revitalization project in this area. More and more business and art-related campaigns moved in by 2003 which gave this place full of creativity and energetic vibes. Several interesting stores and artists are gathering in the district right now. Starland Dairy plays an indispensable role in rebirthing the neighborhood. In this project, I tried to communicate the story and the scenarios in 1932 through contemporary lens via designs.

photos from:
https://www.instagram.com/starlanddairy/
https://www.carolineinthecityblog.com/2021/08/10/a-day-in-savannahs-starland-district/




(Brand/ Packaging Design) Traditional Media


I decided to design labels for five milk bottles, as milk held a special place in our neighborhood's history, connecting people and bringing warmth. Consequently, I went to various vintage stores in Savannah to find old milk bottles, albeit without success. Therefore, I bought new ones and aged them to look used. I used a contemporary design and color palette to create a stark contrast.



(Motion Design) New Media


Motion is an interesting way to tell the story of the past yet combine the energetic and creative vibe that exists at present in Starland district. The old and nostalgic background music and the visual elements from Starland Dairy could help audiences immerse into the scenario of 1932, but in a contemporary way and design.





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SUNGO
Branding
Packaging Design
2022


SUNGO is a brand for body care and sundry items born during the COVID-19 pandemic. I came up with this project to help farmers diversify their products, build their brand, and through the brand find a space for self-expression. I designed the logo based on the expression "fruit of the sun". The title was bestowed on Ai-Wen mangoes after it passed multiple quality control tests. For the packaging box, I used the main colors of mangoes and the curve of the color gradient to evoke the shape of a mango. The font design presents a modern but classic vision through the use of simple and smooth lines collocated with serifs. With proper blank space, I hope to leave room for the imagination of my audience.




(Packaging)

In addition to the packaging box design, I was also responsible for designing the labels for mango-flavored products, such as handwash, lip balm, hand cream, beer and dried mangoes. To achieve consistency with the packaging box, I kept the clean and
abstract lines along with a background gradient for the product description. I selected a yellow-orange color gradient to symbolize the landscape where Ai-Wen mangoes grow, a place with abundant sunshine. Lastly, I completed my work with neat typography so as to convey our brand concept-clean, pure, and generous.

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Greeting Card for
Mid-Autumn Festival
Card Design
2022


I designed a greeting card for the Mid-Autumn Festival because my company wished to send warm greetings to our customers. For this work, I dedicated myself to getting rid of traditional means of visual communication in Taiwan, where the audience is bombarded with information. To do so, I chose the abstract graphic and line to present the elements of the festival.




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Design  System
Poster Design
2023


This project was to create the Matrix Map of my thinking and working process, which allows me to look closer at how my brain works, as well as offering insights into a way of working and presenting my ideas. After I listed and organized all the things in my working process, I found that the idea of the solar system can visualize it subtly. People would understand it right away through their interconnection and relationship based on our understanding of the solar system.



Illustrations

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