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TZU-HSIEN CHAO

Rhode Island School of Design, MID 2022

Tzu-Hsien (Megan) Chao is an interdisciplinary designer and has always been passionate about designing objects that are interesting looking and fun-loving, but at the same time serve their designated purposes.

After graduating from a design major in Taipei, Taiwan, she has decided to devote herself to pushing herself out of her comfort zone, tackling more projects that require more critical thinking, and is currently enrolled in the 2.5-year Master’s degree program for Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design(RISD). Despite all difficulties that were laid in front of her, she has been embracing every opportunity to absorb new skill sets and knowledge during her time at RISD to refine her design tools while working her way to achieving further goals as a designer.

 

EDUCATION

Jan 2020 - June 2022

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD) - RI, UNITED STATES

(MID) Industrial Design

Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY (NTNU) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN

(BA) Design (Product and Interior Design)

 

SKILLS

GRAPHIC/ILLUSTRATION

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Premiere, After Effects

  • InDesign

  • Adobe XD

3D MODELING/RENDERING/3D PRINTING

Rhino, Keyshot, Zbrush, ChituBox

 

RESUME

Working Experience

Sep 2021 - Jan 2022

GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Assist department head in communicating, investigating, and executing industrial design maker space's refurbishment, alongside monitoring and maintaining the area.
Assist grad students from the Industrial design program in using all facilities in the space.

Sep 2021 - Jan 2022

WOODSHOP MONITOR

Assisting Woodshop liaison/technician to maintain woodshop workspace
Having advanced knowledge in hand tools/machine woodworking and being able to help students work on their projects
Assisting class/professors in preparing wood materials for class
Supervising woodshop workspace to enhance the working environment

Mar 2021 - June 2021

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Teaching Assistant of RISD course "Exhibiting Transdisciplinary Research" in Spring Semester 2021.
Assisting two professors to get students more engaged with the course activities and assignments on machine learning on RunwayML/Google Co-lab, and creating a better teaching environment remotely.

Mar 2019 - Dec 2019

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Design packages for domestic sales/exported goods to Thailand/Australia, including translation/communicating product information (Mandarin Chinese to English)
Supervising the company's brand and graphic design via social media and shopping platforms (Shopee, the company's shopping site)
Video editing for advertisement
Creating helpful content on the company's youtube channel for clients