ABOUT

Eager Zhang(b. 1997) is a graphic designer and visual artist now living in Kansas City MO, United States / her virtual universe. Eager is a non-binary woman who loves plants, linguistics and other knowledge about human.

CONTACT

Commission, press & personal inquiries:
eagerzliterally@gmail.com

Education related:
yzhang@kcai.edu

Instagram:
@eagerzliterally

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021.8- Now
Visiting Assistant Professor, AICAD Fellow
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City MO)
[Courses: (Fall 2021)Interaction Inquiry, (Spring 2022) Typography 4, Media Inquiry, Graphic Design Elective]

2018 - Now
Freelancer, Art Director
Selected Commssioners:
Aston Martin Shanghai
Tongji University College of Design & Innovation.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2021 KCAI Biennial VIS
commissioned by Kansas City Art Institute

2020.8 & 2021.1
Graphic Design Intern
IA Collaborative (Chicago)

2020.1 - 2020.12
Teaching Assistant
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago)
[Courses: (Spring 2020)Electronic Publication, (Fall 2020) Advanced Post Production and Printing]

2018.3 - 2018.7
Graphic Design Intern
J Design Lab (Shanghai)

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2021 KCAI Faculty Development Grant
2021 AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship

2020 SAIC Second Year International Graduate Scholarship

2022
Tokyo Type Director Club Annual Award 2022, Award of Exellence (2x)

2021
Asian Pacific Design Issue.17, Award of Selected
Tokyo Type Director Club Annual Award 2021, Award of Excellence
Young Blood Graduate Design Award, Award of Selected
Kan Tai-Keung Design Award, Award of Selected
TDK Award 20’, Winner

2020
Bienal Internacional Del Cartel En México (16BICM) International Poster Competition, Award of Selected
2019 Platinum Originality International University Students Graphic Design Competition, Award Of Excellence (2x)

2019
Society of Typographic Arts’s 100

2018
IDA AWARD, Gold (1x), Bronze (1x)
A’DESIGN AWARD
User Experience Design Award China, 3rd Prize

2017
User Experience Design Award China, 3rd Prize

EXHIBITIONS & CURATIONS

2022
(Solo Exhibition, incoming) Willow, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, US.

2021
(Group Exhibition) Beautiful World(s): KCAI Biennial, H&R BLOCK ARTSPACE, Kansas City, US.
(Group Exhibition) Radical Returns, BU Gallery / Is A Gallery, Boston, US / Shanghai, China.
(Group Exhibition) Secret Garden, Pepney Gallery, Online, Cavan, Ireland.
(Group Exhibition) KCFF 2021, H&R BLOCK ARTSPACE, Kansas City, US.
(Group Exhibition) Shell, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
(Solo Exhibition) Michigan the Sea, SAIC INCUBATOR, Chicago, US.
(Group Exhibition) Bienal Internacional Del Cartel En México, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico

2020
(Group Exhibition) Accidenting: China & Britain International Design Exhibition, Online,Beijing, China/London, UK
(Group Exhibition/Livestream)Waveform Spring 2020, Online, Chicago, US

2019
(Group Exhibition)Climate Change from SAIC Open Studio Night, SAIC, Chicago, US
(Group Exhibition, Associate Curator)Color Blinding Giving-up Plan, Neili Space, Shanghai, China
(Associate Curator) No Penumbra, Anshan Road Neighborhood street walls, Shanghai, China

PRESS

2022
(Incoming) Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Book Vol.33, Printed
Weekend Archive (Interview Included), Printed

2021
Asia Pacific Design 17, Printed
It’sNiceThat Feature & Interview, Online
Young Blood Graduate Design Award Annual Book, Printed
Graduate360° Annual Award Works, Online, Printed
Art & Education (news), Online
Viscom Talk Vol.6 by Artisle, Online
The Design Kids, Online
DEMO Magazine Vol. 4, Printed
Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Book Vol.32, Printed

2020
BICM 16th Catalog, Printed, Online

2019
STA 100’ Winning Entry, Online
Zhuangshi Magazine 2019.06, Printed