Yuchen Zhang is a fashion tech designer, entrepreneur, and a lecturer at Parsons School of Art and Design. After Yuchen received her master’s degree from Parsons in Design and Technology. She has been working as a fashion technology specialist with companies such as Zac Posen, Google, and Loomia. She was recently a fashion technology research fellow at the MIT Open Style Lab and the Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator. Yuchen is currently the CEO of Wearable Media Studio, a New York-based fashion technology design service provider.
Brand identity, visual positioning and collateral design.
Interaction and visual design for the web and mobile applications.
Interactive accessories and garments design, prototyping and fabrication.
I am currently a T-fellow at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator for my research in creating fashion technology prototyping systems.
For the summer of 2016, I became one of the fellows at Open Style Lab in MIT. The goal is to use the power of technology and fashion design to create garments that suits people with disability.
In the spring of 2015, the Dutch-British company, Unilever invited me to create an interactive garment for their creative space as one of their artists in residence.
For the summer of 2016, I became one of the design fellows in Open Style Lab at MIT. Our goal was to create garments that suit people with different abilities.
From 2010 to 2012, I worked as a full-time designer at Red Antler, a Brooklyn-based Branding & Design agency. Through working both in teams and directly with art directors I gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience in branding and web design.
In 2010, I had the honor to intern for Pentagram. I worked with Abbott Miller on projects such as Twice magazine Mah Jong Issue and Knoll wallpaper Ink collection.
In 2009, I interned at SpotCo, a design agency specializing in branding for broadway shows and musicals. Worked under great art director, Gail Anderson on projects like Ragtime, A Steady Rain and Faith Healer etc.
I studied graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Attended classes taught by Ellen Lupton. Graduated with academic honors of being on Dean's list throughout four years of college. 2006-2010