Chinese Painting Weather App

Lead DesignerShangning Wang
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Multimedia / Interface Design
Entry Description

The app will analyze the current season and climate to decided which subjects of Chinese painting would be used as the background-image. On the other hand,users can choose which subjects of work they like too. The color of the sky has a interesting interaction with the painting and with the subject of painting. I hope that this app can let more people worry about the nowaday environmental pollution. In addition, may be it can attract some Chinese young people to know more about the Traditional Chinese Art. Since there are too many young people who know nothing about their own country's culture.


Shangning Wang is a graphic designer, an illustrator and a creative outlet, he is focusing on commercial art, typography, illustration, branding, poster design and exhibition design.
He just finished the Master Program at Arizona State University, majoring Visual Communication Design.

In 2015, his poster works were exhibited in many cities around the world, include in Dnepropetrovsk, La Paz, Seoul, Suzhou, Taipei, Sarasota, Bradenton, Phoenix, Trnava, Melbourne, and Lublin.

Studied Visual Communication Design back in China Academy of Fine Arts in his undergraduate years, he studied Interaction Design, Brand Design, Book Design, and Information Graphic Design. He has combined graphic design and drawing in his many projects. It makes his work unique and distinct. Shangning pursued an education career in addition to his studio practice. He had collaborated with fellow designers to found an Art Education Studio in Dalian, China before he went to United States. The studio taught a variety of art and design courses including 2D & 3D Composition, Intro to Graphic Design, and Color Composition.

Shangning enjoys cross-disciplinary learning and working. He would like work and interact with artists, engineers, musicians, and poets so he can get chance to analyze and interpret graphic design from different angles. It is fascinating to move between disciplines. Shangning also likes rational design and experimental design. Shangning aims to push his design far enough so that it can reveal flexibility and relevance to the subject.