Jiawen Hu is a graduating Senior student at Maryland Institute College of Arts, majoring in Graphic Design. After years of professional art studies, she chose graphic design as her main focus while she was discovering the essence of effective and communicative design. She believes the essence of visual design comes down to two qualities: the passion for a better experience and the willingness to pursue a perfect design.
Her thesis ONLINE is a drastic move from Jiawen’s usual focus as she expands her expertise in UI/UX, conceptualizing a visually stunning yet practically useful product that serves the people she wants to help. In her opinion, producing a great design requires a combination of skillful consideration and relatable empathy to the audience, therefore she could create designs that satisfy her audiences by thinking of her as one of them. She wants to make beautiful and useful art at the same time to benefit other people.