Alan Xu


Alan is a graphicmotion designer that creates elegance and distinction through simplicity.





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From branding and identity to motion graphics, Alan creates fascinating results by reducing color and form to the bare bones.

He is also the designer, organizer, and host for ArtCenter’s Design Speaker Series, where he invited and hosted over 20 renowned designers from around the world and designed over 5 extensive campaigns for the series.




EXPERIENCE

Feb 2024 – March 2024
Freelance Graphic Designer
Massive Assembly
Branding and identity for Riot Games’ Valorant World Championship Tour 2024.
May 2023 – Sept 2023
Design Intern
Massive Assembly
Design studio physical process book and internal motion assets.
Aug 2021 – Ongoing
Events Team
ArtCenter College of Design
Design, produce, host, and cohost ArtCenter Designer Speaker Series. Invite renowned designers from around the world to speak at ArtCenter.
Jan 2022 – Ongoing
Teaching Assistant
ArtCenter College of Design
Communication Design 4: Identity Systems
Graduate Package Design 1: Design Principles
Undergraduate Package Design 1
Archetype Press (Letterpress)
Typography 1: Foundation

Jan 2021 – May 2022
Graphic Design Representative
ArtCenter College of Design
Create events and workshops to help enrich student knowledge and experiences.


RECOGNITIONS/PRESS

2024

Communication Arts
Winner – Motion Connect
Winner – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Shortlist – The Creator Screening Poster
Shortlist – FA23 Speaker and Events Poster

World’s Best Typography, Typography 45
Judge’s Choice – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
TDC Young Ones
TDC Top 3 – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
TDC Winner Brand and Identity
– ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
TDC Winner Motion Design – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

ADC Young Ones
ADC Merit – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Indigo Design Award
Gold, Silver*2 - ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Graphis New Talent
Platinum –  ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Silver – museum of contemporary photography

Honorable Mention – Overdrive Poster (Swiss Punk Edition)
Honorable Mention – FA23 Events and Speakers Poster
Cidea Design Award
NewStar Award – ENCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Design Award – museum of contemporary photography

Graphic Design USA
2024 GDUSA Student to Watch
World Brand Design Society
Commended – museum of contemporary photography
Commended – Kinetic Typography Talent
Bronze – Overdrive Poster (Series)

2023

Core77
Student Winner – museum of contemporary photography
Graphis New Talent
Gold – Kinetic Typography: Talent
Gold – SU21 Design Speaker Series
Silver – Other Futures Poster/Brochure
Honorible Mention – (G)I-DLE Album Cover

Communication Arts
Shortlist – Overdrive Poster (Swiss Punk Edition)
Shortlist – Other Future Film Festival Poster/Brochure

Graphis Blog
New Talent Elevates Their Design Game
ArtCenter Summer Speakers