Ellen Zhu

Professional in Jewelry Design.

About Ellen Zhu

Ellen Zhu is an Australian emerging visual artist and visual communication designer, currently completing her postgraduate design degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at The University of New South Wales (UNSW ART & Design). Ellen considers herself as a mixed-media artist. Her Australia identity and China heritage strongly influenced her art and design practices.

  • Winner of Jewelry Design Award.
  • Specialized in Jewelry Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Jewelry
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Heart Ring Accessory

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Interview with Ellen Zhu

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I am a visual artist and visual communication designer, currently completing my postgraduate design degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. My Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at The University of New South Wales (UNSW ART & Design) was completed in Sydney. I consider myself as a mixed-media artist. At the age of two, I followed my family immigrated to Australia in 1996. In the beginning, before I completely mastered both Chinese and English, drawing was the way foe me to communicate with others, I think from this point laid my future to study art and design. My Australia identity and China heritage strongly influenced my art and design practices.
What is "design" for you?
To me "design" is the language to communicate and express identity to others.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
I like to engage with art related categories of crossover design. Working in different areas can motivate and inspire my design.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
The depth of the design's embedded value. It is important to focus on the aesthetic aspect for a design, but at the same time a design without any connotation and meaning is nothing.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
I think it is important to deliver positive energy to the public.

Extended Interview with Ellen Zhu

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I am a visual artist and visual communication designer, currently completing my postgraduate design degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. My Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at The University of New South Wales (UNSW ART & Design) was completed in Sydney. I consider myself as a mixed-media artist.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
My Australia identity and China heritage strongly influenced my art and design practices.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
At the age of two, I followed my family immigrated to Australia in 1996. In the beginning, before I completely mastered both Chinese and English, drawing was the way foe me to communicate with others, I think from this point laid my future to study art and design.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I like to engage with art related categories of crossover design. Working in different areas can motivate and inspire my design.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
The depth of the design's embedded value. It is important to focus on the aesthetic aspect for a design, but at the same time a design without any connotation and meaning is nothing.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
To me "design" is the language to communicate and express identity to others.
How does design help create a better society?
I think it is important to deliver positive energy to the public.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
Having an good idea, seeing it slowly starts to take shape and having the design produced is like witnessing a birth of new life, this is the best part of being a designer.

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