Academic Profile

Cindy Wang is Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Cindy holds a BFA from the School of Visual Art and a MA in New York University (NYU), Dept. of Graphic Communication Management & Technology.

Cindy’s work engages contemporary visual communication design, graphic design, art practice/exhibition approach and design theory. Cindy’s research focuses on exploring the aspect of Chinese cultural aesthetic as visual research and are supported throughout with practical example of project that illustrate designers can give their works a new layer of depth and provide their designs and products with a deeper appreciation of their culture and history.

On the other hand, Cindy also research on type forms that combines elements of Asia and Western typography is innovative from as Asian perspective and meaningful as bridge between East and West. This fusion typography is gathering tremendous interest across the globe and her work in this area establishes her as a pioneer in this exciting new area of design research. She has been successful in securing research grants to support her work.

Cindy’s design works have been recognized with the D&AD Award, ADC Award (American Designer Club Award) (US), One Show Design Award(US), Good Design Award (US), the Red Dot Design Award: Communication Design, iF Design Award, Design for Asia Award (HK), and with numerous of exhibitions locally and internationally.
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Assoc Prof Wang I-Hsuan Cindy
Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Her main areas of interest can be summarized as follows:

- contemporary graphic design theory and practices (theoretical or practice-based research)
- contemporary typography design (theoretical or practice-based research)
- art practice
- Visual communication/exhibition design approaches (theoretical or practice-based research)
  • The Spirit Of Chinese Brushwork & Crafts
  • Wang, Cindy, Goh Su-Lynn, Ashley Chen, and Ho-Chien Su. 2020. "From Chinese Aesthetics to Art and Design: Bringing Chinese Aesthetics in Chinese Ink Paintings into Product Design." The International Journal of Designed Objects 14 (2): 19-31. doi:10.18848/2325-1379/CGP/v14i02/19-31.

  • Wang, Cindy, Goh Su-Lynn, and Ashley Chen. 2020. "From Chinese Aesthetic to Art and Design: Exploring Chinese Aesthetics of Chinese Ink Painting to Create Contemporary Art." The International Journal of Visual Design 14 (1): 11-22. doi:10.18848/2325-1581/CGP/v14i01/11-22.

  • Cindy Wang I-Hsuan, Scot Laughton, (2017). Self-Sufficient Furniture for Farmers in Rural China for Contemporary Living. 2017 International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering

  • Huang Y, Chen CH, Wang IHC. (2012). Product Configuration Analysis for Emotional Design. The 2012 Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2012).