Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)
Yishan Qin is an innovation designer from a multidisciplinary background. Starting with product design in her bachelor degree, Yishan then dived into Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. At the same time, her personal interests have been pursuing her exploration of visual communication and fine art.
Kohler Shanghai design studio (Product design intern)
British Airways (Innovation designer)
CERN/the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Invited designer)
VHM future design (Freelance visual communication designer)
CITIC Press Group (Freelance illustrator)
Miserable Faith/Chinese leading rock band (Freelance product designer)
2018.12.13 -16 A sustainable future, Dyson Gallery RCA, London
2019.08.01-26 British Airways Future of Flying, Saatchi Gallery, London
2019.11.25-2019.12.01 Shanghai West Bund Art Center, China
During my learning experience, cross-disciplinary projects usually provide me with the most valuable outcomes.
I really enjoy merging insights from scientific contexts into creative solutions and learning ‘languages’ from different fields. Standing at the intersection, I see the greatest opportunity lies with people who combine a specialist background with a generalist attitude; who understand the holistic process with a can-do attitude and curiosity.
How to dig the essential information out of a ‘wicked problem’? Besides the multi-disciplinary effort, research ability is certainly needed. I try to extract the essence out of a complex system and understand user needs in the ever-changing social context. Also, the clarity of thoughts is what I keep in mind all the time. I believe innovative ideas are based on a profound understanding of possible connections.
Welcome to join my crazy adventure.