Teaching Professors Teaching Professors

  • Hua Yang

    Associate Teaching Professor

    The executive director of Design Interaction Visual Lab (DIV). She graduated from Peter Behrens School of Arts, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in Germany and an officially listed designer in German. Her main research interests include information design, interaction design, and new media arts. The works by Hua Yang are exhibited worldwide, winning her numerous international awards in the field of digital media. Many of her students now work in eminent Internet studios as user researchers and interactive designers.

  • Andrew Gormley

    Associate Teaching Professor

    A storyteller and designer since 1996, studied Illustration and Animation while he was a student at RISD. He studied in Rome for his 3rd year of university, studying art history and painting. He studied writing at Radcliffe College in Cambridge Mass. He relocated to Los Angeles to work on Family Guy, where he worked as an animation writer. He was the Key Background Designer of Disney's 101 Dalmations: Part 2. He worked for several other game, advertising, and movie studios. He is a consultant for several companies of the Los Angeles film industry. He enjoys travelling and storytelling.

  • Keyu Guo

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    Keyu Guo is a designer, exhibition planner and Maker. She studied industrial design at Tongji University, and received her master's degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Keyu co-founded Spacetech Design Lab in 2017, and became the curator of The Fantastic Museum. She received Forbes 30 under 30 award in 2020. Keyu has great experience in immersive exhibition design, she participated in more than 200 projects. She is interested in combining tangible installations with innovative technology to blur the lines between art and technology. She believes life is fun and beautiful, and hopes to bring meaningful experiences to everyone around the world.

  • ​Shulin Liao

    Associate Teaching Professor

    Cross product designer,design consultant,collector of Scandinavia Jewellery and Japanese art pieces. Graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Be the Product Design  lecturer of China Academy of Art for 16 years. Two books of product consumer research was written and published. As the designer and consultant,Liao worked for Toyota,Lexus,Hyundai,Panasonic,Samsung and aslo bring speeches and lectures for many art galleries in Shanghai.

  • Bo Wang

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    Graduated from the National Repin Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is currently a lecturer at the School of Media and Visual Arts at Suzhou University of Science and Technology. His main areas of research and creation include Tempera painting materials, portraits, and acrylic materials. His portrait of Tempe, Silent, won the second place in the BP Portrait Award, which was called the portrait Oscar by the National Portrait Gallery. He participated in the third edition of the national key project Encyclopedia China on the compilation of Russian Arts.

  • Jie Wang

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    Mainly engages in the creation of comprehensive materials, exhibitions and art history research work. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in fine arts. He taught at the Materials Art Studio of the Oil Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts for master students, and the courses include Creative Projects, Material Collage and Performance, Art History Case Study and he also gave speech on Contemporary Arts at Peking University. He has held personal exhibitions in many cities in China, including 2013 Beijing Today Art Museum, The Absence of Present; 2012, Taipei New Times Gallery, Millennium Time; 2010 Shanghai, Jay Art Gallery, The Void.

  • Zhexin Xu

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials of Tsinghua University, and received a degree in Game Design jointly trained by Tokyo University of the Arts and University of Southern California. His main research interests: independent animation creation, independent game creation, game development pipeline design based on gameplay research, game semiotics theory research, VR art performance research. Produced the animation part of the documentary And yet, the book and won the best TV documentary award at the 30th China TV Golden Eagle Awards. The independent game YOU won the best art work award in the 2nd Season Student Game Creation Competition.

  • Jidong Yang

    Associate Teaching Professor

    An innovation practitioner, a director of Shanghai Industrial Design Association and Shanghai cultural and Creative Industry Promotion Association. Graduated from Tsinghua University and Jiangnan University, majoring in industrial design. He has more than 20 years of experience in design innovation education and design management. He is deeply engaged in the innovation and R & D of intelligent technology products and fashion consumer goods. Abundant successful practices and unique insights are accumulated in many world top 500 enterprises (Dow, Intel, Philips, Broadcom chips, etc.) and various fields including lifestyle research and brand strategy, marketing and product definition, user experience and interactive design, new material development and application. Many design awards at home and abroad are won, such as IF, REDDOT, Gooddesign, IDEA, and so on.

  • Yijun Zhu

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    An English-Chinese bilingual writer and screenwriter based in Shanghai. She received an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Yijun has worked for Hollywood veteran producer Joe Roth's Roth Films (xXx series, Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) on China-U.S. feature co-production as story analyst. Airborne, the short film she wrote, won the Best Picture at the 2019 SVA Film Festival. 

    She teaches screenwriting and storytelling at ShanghaiTech University's School of Creativity and Art. Her courses include Storytelling & Presentation (aka. Screenwriting 101), Script Analysis, and U.S. & U.K. Television Analysis. Currently, she is also developing two spec scripts and authoring a book. 

    As the bridge between the East and the West, She integrates her Hollywood film education, her Shanghai marketing expertise, and her cross-cultural insights to keep creating diverse stories with great potential.

  • Xiaoyu Gu

         Xiaoyu has pursued her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Studio Art from Carleton College, US and has obtained a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. As a strategy designer and AI product manager, she has designed and launched multiple products in Smart City and Conversational AI. With a great interest in the healthcare industry and social impact related issues, she has been awarded the Lehigh Mountaintop Fellowship for her Intentional Design Project in mental health and has won the MIT Hacking Medicine competition. Her design works have been exhibited in New York Design Week for multiple times and published in Forbes, The National Geography magazine. Xiaoyu is committed to improving social impact through design and the extensive research in technology and humanities.